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Types of Presentations

The majority of student presentations at the SMSU Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) typically fall into one of two types, an Oral Presentation or a Poster Presentation. There are however, other types of presentations that may occur at the URC. For example, each year Creative Writing majors read some of their original work and often Art students will display some of their art creations.

Oral Presentation

Oral presentations are PowerPoint Presentations a maximum of 10-12 minutes long with 2-3 minutes for questions and transition time to the next speaker. The completed PowerPoint file must be submitted online the below link no later than 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 2, 2020. The Conference Coordinator will then ensure that Session Chairs have acces to all presentations in their session and can load them if necessary. Due to the virtual nature of this year's conference, student presenters are encouraged to share the presentation on their own computer screen as opposed to having the moderator share presentations. By sharing your own screen, you as the presenter have control as you move through your presenation and can also highlight things by using the mouse as a pointer, if you choose. Although most presenters will share their own screens, we still require that you submit your presenation prior to the conference, just in case there are any technology glitches. **Do NOT use Google Slides to create or format your PowerPoint. Alternative applications will negatively affect formatting.

SUBMIT Oral PRESENTATION  

 

Poster Presentation

Due to the virtual nature of this year’s conference, like oral presentations, most poster presentations will also have a 15-minute presentation time slot. Plan on presenting the content of your poster in 10-12 minutes, leaving 2-3 minutes for questions. Posters should be created in PowerPoint and we recommend using the SMSU poster template (see downloadable template below). The template is a single PowerPoint slide, and includes suggested layout and font sizes to be used. If you click the “Design” tab, you will see that there are several background color options available. Once completed the poster should be submitted online (link below no later than 11:59pm the Sunday, December 2nd 2020. Due to the virtual nature of this year’s conference, student presenters are encouraged to share the presentation on their own computer screen as opposed to having the moderator share presentations. By sharing your own screen, you as the presenter have control as you move through your presentation and can also highlight things by using the mouse as a pointer, if you choose. Although most presenters will share their own screens, we still require that you submit your presentation prior to the conference, just in case there are any technology glitches.   

Even though you will not be presenting a printed poster due to the virtual nature of this year’s conference, we ask that you use the template and create a poster that has the printed dimensions of 36”x48” (the downloadable template is this size) – this is because certain posters will be selected for printing and displaying around campus following the conference. Save your finalized poster as a PDF – this will compress the file size when you submit your presentation AND by presenting your poster in Adobe Acrobat, you can use the ‘pan’/’hand’ tool to easily navigate through your poster when zoomed in to certain sections.

**Do NOT use Google Slides to create or format your PowerPoint poster. Alternative applications will negatively affect poster formatting.

 

DOWNLOAD POSTER TEMPLATE 

SUBMIT Poster PRESENTATION  

 

Artistic Performance

This format includes literary readings, theatre, music or dance and are original, or interpretation/research based on an existing work.  Performances may be solo or ensembles. A maximum of 30 minutes would be allotted for each individual performance, including a question and answer period.

Download poster template

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 an application for the conference, please indicate any special equipment or space needs. Presenters will be expected to be available to discuss their exhibit at the assigned times.

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Last Modified: 10/30/20 2:26 PM