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Presentation Types

If accepted, your presentation will fall in one of these presentation types:

  1. Conference Paper/Oral Presentation – Depending on your discipline you will either read your conference paper to the audience or discuss your project and research findings, usually with the aid of visual presentation software (PowerPoint).
  2. Poster Presentation – Posters summarize your research in a concise and visually attractively manner. Conference participants read the posters and ask questions of the presenter.
  3. Other Media Presentation – This presentation type is used for alternative types of presentations such as studio art, dance, theater performances, etc.
  4. Classroom Presentation – This presentation type is for the exclusive use of faculty members who wish to have an entire class make presentations during one 50 minute session.

Presentation Criteria

If accepted, your presentation will align with one of three presentation criteria:

  1. Developed/Complete Research – Presentations should represent completed empirical research. Presenters will be able to clearly explain the purpose of their research and how their findings can benefit the field of study.
  2. Emerging/Ongoing Research – Presentations should represent research projects that are not completed but might be of significant interest to the university community. Both conceptual and empirically-based papers on “work-in-progress” projects fall into this category.
  3. Creative Research Activity – Creative activities and performances should represent the final product of a scholarly creative activity. These projects could include, but are not limited to, submissions from Dance, Art, Music, Creative Writing, Media and Cultural Studies, and Theatre, Film, and Digital Production. Presenters should be able to discuss the research/inspiration behind the final product.