Presentation Format Guide

Presentation Formats


  • Poster Presentation: Posters may be a maximum of 46"wide and 46" long. Presenters will be expected to be available to discuss their posters at the assigned times. Posters can be attached to the display boards by push pins. We will have push pins available, but please feel free to bring your own.
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  • Oral Presentation: Presentations are scheduled for a maximum of 15 minutes, including a question-and-answer period. Sessions will be moderated and the time limit enforced. All PowerPoint presentations must be on a USB Flash drive. All rooms will be equipped with a computer, project and screen.
  • Artistic Performance: Performances include literary readings, theatre, music or dance and are original, or interpretation/research based on an existing work. Performances may be solo or ensemble. A maximum of 30 minutes would be allotted for each performance, including a question-and-answer period.
  • Gallery Exhibit: All forms of visual art, including original painting, sculpture, photography, prints, textile arts, drawings, pottery, metal, etc., will be considered for acceptance as gallery exhibits. When registering and submitting abstract, please indicate special equipment and space needs (amount in square feet). Presenters will be expected to be available to discuss their exhibit at the assigned times.
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Contact Information


For more information regarding the SMSU Undergraduate Research Conference contact:

Dr. Emily Deaver, Professor of Environmental Science
Southwest Minnesota State University, SM 171
1501 State Street * Marshall, MN 56258
Ph: 507-537-6171 * Fax: 507-537-6151

Last Modified: 4/17/17 3:16 PM