We've all been there, at a conference where the speakers use so much text on their slides that it is barely legible — not that you have enough time to read it because the moderator didn't really moderate and the speaker has to fly through his talk. From the GME meeting, Jonathan Eisen, who breaks one of his one rules by blogging during a presentation, presents a top ten list of what not to do at a conference.

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