Presentation preparation guidelines

These guidelines are for people who are presenting at the rescheduled IFBF 2020, from 19th – 20th January 2021. If you are not the presenter, please forward this to the presenter and email us with their details.

Presentations are an ideal way to promote your research and products and, encourage delegates to meet with you and exchange ideas. Your presentation should be lively and informative and cover scientific, technical, financial, or commercial aspects of flow batteries. Although we are interested to learn about your company’s or institution’s plans and commercial ambitions, your presentation should not be used to solely advertise or promote your company.

This year, the event will be streamed using an internet platform. We aim to live-stream as many presentations as possible, but we are not able to include all those presentations that had been accepted for face to face event. To compensate for this, all papers that had been accepted for presentation will be made available on the IFBF Hub.

Oral presenters should prepare and record a video of their presentation and send this to the IFBF office. This will be published on the IFBF Hub, along with their paper. This will be made available to delegates before the conference.  In the conference, selected presenters will have the opportunity to either present live, or to use their recording. There will then be a live question and discussion session.

You are responsible for ensuring that you have the rights to the content and that you have not infringed the rights of others. You agree that you have the consent of any co-authors.

To support your oral presentation, we require a 2-page conference paper. Extra details may be included in your conference paper, allowing you to talk about the topics of most interest. Papers provide a record of each year’s IFBF and will be published in the Conference Book of Papers. Please follow the separate conference paper guidelines.


You will receive separate instructions for recording your presentation. If you are talking live, and using slides to accompany your presentation the preferred format is Microsoft PowerPoint. Authors wishing to use other formats should contact our office in advance to ensure compatibility. 16:9 format is preferred, but 4:3 may be used. We advise no more than 1 slide per minute.

Your presentation must be submitted by 15 November 2020 via Oxford Abstracts. Please upload your presentation as soon as possible to allow us time to prepare the conference materials.

All presentations will be reviewed.


Presentations will be grouped into themes, so there is a link between presentations. If we need to make changes to the order of presentations, we will inform you. Please sign into the web platform 15 minutes before the start of your session.

Each session will be moderated by a chairman. The chairman will introduce you by name and your institution and introduce the topic of your work.

The standard length of presentation is 15 minutes which includes time for questions. 

The Q&A session will be moderated by the chairman and questions will be sent via text.

Some presentations will be grouped into a panel. Speakers will be given a few minutes to explain their interest, and then take questions from the panel chairman.  Panel speakers will not be able to give a lengthy presentation and therefore it is essential that their conference paper provides a record of their work.


This is a conference about flow batteries, and not about climate change or renewable energy. Please do not excessive time talking about these topics, or the general background of the power system, unless this is specifically relevant to your work.

The conference language is English, but the IFBF is international and English is not the first language of most speakers and delegates. We ask native English speakers to be considerate in their choice of words and aim to be easily understood. If you would like to rehearse your presentation with an English speaker, please contact us.

Timetable reminder

Date/ time Action
Before 15th November 2020 Prepare your presentation and 2-page conference paper.
Before 15th November 2020 Register for IFBF if you have not done so already.
Before 15th November 2020 Upload your 2-page conference paper to Oxford Abstracts.
Before 15th November 2020 Upload your oral presentation slides to Oxford Abstracts.
Before 15th November 2020 Send your video.

If you have any questions or problems concerning your presentation, please contact the IFBF team at:

Office: +44 1666 84 09 48.


The International Flow Battery Forum – 19th to 20th January 2021.

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