Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presentations
Podium presentations will be delivered utilizing PowerPoint. The time limit is 12 minutes for oral presentations, followed by 3 minutes for questions and answers. You will be notified of the day and time of your presentation prior to the Student Symposium. Oral presentations will occur on Monday, April 13th.

All students making podium presentations should bring their presentations on a USB flash drive 15 minutes before the start of their assigned session to allow the session moderator time to upload the presentation.

Poster Presentations
Posters may not exceed 40" x 30". Posters will be affixed to foam board that will be provided for you. (You do NOT have to mount your poster prior to the Symposium). 

The poster title should match abstract title. Poster font should be large enough to easily read from a distance of 1 meter (2-3 feet). Illustrations (graphs, pictures, figures, tables) should be large enough for easy observation and contain brief captions, if appropriate.

Posters will be displayed during assigned sessions in the Student Center Ballroom. You will be notified of the day and time of your presentation prior to the Symposium.

Creative Scholarship
The work accepted will be representative of creative scholarship in the broadest sense. The presentations for creative scholarship at this symposium can be in any of the following formats: poster; oral, supplemented with PowerPoint or a slide show; oral, supplemented with video; oral, supplemented with audio, or oral, supplemented by the display of an object, product or work of art, etc.  Entries will be accepted in:

 1.    FINE ARTS: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, mixed media, digital media, fiber arts, ceramics, printmaking, etc. 

2.    APPLIED ARTS and DESIGN: architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, industrial design, graphic design, interior design, apparel design, textile design

3.    PERFORMING ARTS: music, film, theater (scenography, set design, costume design, lighting and sound, etc.).

4.    CREATIVE WRITING: poetry, novels, short stories, feature stories, screenplays, plays, etc. 

5.    OTHER: well-documented and compelling works of creative scholarship that don’t fit comfortably into any of the above categories.

Presentation accommodations for creative scholarship presentations or displays should be discussed with the Symposium organizers, Dr. Lorraine Wolf, (undergraduate students) or Mr. Brandon Fincher, (graduate students) at the time of registration.

If you plan to use PowerPoint in a podium presentation, you must bring a copy on a USB flash to upload at least 15 mins before the start of your assigned session. The time limit is 12 minutes for presentations, followed by 3 minutes for questions. You will be contacted with a specific time and location for your presentation.

Poster presentation need to match the specifications listed under Poster Presentations (see above). Special requirements or needs should be discussed with the Symposium organizers at the time of registration.

There will be no facilities for permanent display at the symposium, so anyone choosing the latter category (oral presentation with display), will be expected to bring their display item with them to the presentation, accompany it at all times, and take it with them after the presentation.

Last Updated: Jan. 22, 2015