Resources/Presentation Guidelines

In iGEM, the purpose of the presentation is to communicate the project to others in an information and engaging manner. Teams are welcome to add an interactive or theatrical component to their presentation as well. Powerpoint slides or Prezi presentations are the most common methods of giving a presentation.

Teams may also want to look at Telling Your Story, a page which offers some guidance and examples for presenting your work. It's focused on crafting your wiki, but includes some general tips and tricks that may be helpful for both your poster and oral presentation.

Presentation Guidelines

Please see below for presentation guidelines:

  • Each team is assigned a 30 minute session:
  • 5 minutes for setting up
  • 20 minutes for presenting
  • 5 minutes for questions from the judges and audience
  • Teams are given a 2 minute warning, then a 1 minute warning, and then will be cut off after the full 20 minutes
  • Only registered student members of the team are allowed to present and answer questions
  • Presentations should include an attributions section
  • Speak loudly and clearly
  • Teams should select 2-4 team members who are comfortable with talking in front of an audience to give the team's presentation
  • While only a few team members present the project, the entire team should be at the presentation and should join their teammates during the questions

Presentation Examples: Slides

In 2014, Teams UCSF UCB (undergraduate) and ITESM-Guadalajara (overgraduate) won Best Presentation. You can see their presentation slides here:

Additional presentation slides can be found on the Results page. You can navigate to different years from the top menu bar, and view team presentation slides by clicking on the slide icon next to a team's name.

Presentation Examples: Videos

Below are some of the Best Presentation winners from the 2013 and 2012 Jamborees. The remaining videos can be seen on the Results page.