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Oral Presenters:

  • Each presenter is allowed 15 minutes for speaking and 5 minutes for answering questions. [During some sessions, questions and discussion may come at the end. Consult with the moderator prior to the start of your session.]
  • You may but are not required to use PowerPoint or another presentation application. Please be sure to test your presentation in zoom prior to your session.
  • Practice your presentation a number of times in order to anticipate and resolve any technical issues. Test your mic and camera prior to your session.
  • You may pre-record your presentation and share it via YouTube with your session moderator prior to your session. [See tips for pre-recording below]
  • Make sure to consult the online schedule to note your presentation time and correct zoom link. Connect to your session at least 5 minutes early.

 

Poster Presenters:

For this year’s virtual poster session, you will redesign your poster as a Powerpoint Presentation.

  • Your poster presentation should take no longer than 5 minutes, and should consist of your title slide + 5 content slides. Following your presentation, there will be time for discussion and questions, for a total of 10 minutes per poster.
  • Consider preparing a brief summary (about 2 minutes) for when a judge inevitably asks, “So, tell me about what you did.”
  • You may pre-record your presentation and share it via YouTube with your session moderator prior to your session. [See tips for pre-recording below]
  • Make sure to consult the online schedule to note your presentation time and correct zoom link. Connect to your session at least 5 minutes early.

 

Creative Writing, Performances and Visual Arts Presenters:

  • Performances and Visual Arts exhibits must be approved by department faculty prior to submission.

  • Each performance submission must be 5-10 minutes in length.

  • Approved Visual Arts submissions may consist of 2-+D, 3-D, or 4-D works. Works the lend themselves to digital presentation should be put into an online portfolio and the link sent to Professor Jessica Hawkins at least one week prior to the Research Conference. For site-specific submissions, please consult Professor Hawkins.

  • Approved musical compositions must be submitted in pdf format with an accompanying sound file, either midi or performance. Submissions may be shared from some sort of drive (e.g. Google), as a link to a Youtube video, or submitted on a flash drive. Submissions should be given to Dr. Cory Wikan at least one week prior to the Research Conference.

  • Approved theatrical performances must be pre-recorded and submitted to Professor Logan Sledge at least one week prior to the Research Conference.

  • Finalists for the Zeak Monroe Buckner Creative Writing Award and the Audrey M. Smith Endowed Poetry Award will read a 5-10 minute excerpt of their contest submissions. Questions about Creative Writing presentations can be directed to Dr. Emily Leithauser 

 

TIPS FOR PRE-RECORDING YOUR PRESENTATION

When recording your video, please:

  • Ensure you are in a quiet location with limited background noise.
  • Determine if you are using headphones or not for clear recording quality.
  • Ensure you have strong internet bandwidth.
  • Position yourself facing a window if possible. Do not have a window behind you. If there are bright lights on behind you, please turn them off.
  • Look into the camera lens when speaking whenever possible.
  • Be sure that the total length of your presentation does not exceed your maximum allotted time (5 minutes for posters, 15 minutes for oral presentations, and 10 minutes for performances and creative arts)

Saving Format:

  • 16:9 ratio (use this preformatted PPT template)
  • Video Format: Mp4 or MOV
  • Resolution: 720p (1280 x 720 px)
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