Presentation Formats

This page applies to in person format only. Please see the virtual symposium page for virtual presentation information

Poster Presentation:


Oral Presentation:

  • Presentations are limited to 15 minutes including question and answer period
  • Practice your talk ahead of time. Make sure you can effectively present your topic in 10 – 12 minutes and leave 3 – 5 minutes for questions
  • Oral presentation sessions will have a moderator who indicates when you have five minutes left and one minute left
  • Use NC State brand template for your Power Point presentation.
  • Bring your PowerPoint file(s) with you on a USB drive. You cannot log onto your university account to retrieve any files.
  • You must arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the start of the oral session
    • For example: If you are the third presenter in a session that starts at 11:00 a.m., you must arrive no later than 10:55 a.m.


Creative Works Exhibits:

  • The symposium will provide those with creative or visual projects to a space to display their projects
  • Students within the arts, textiles and design programs, for which a poster presentation format does not accurately convey the project, will be accepted present their work as an creative arts exhibit
  • The number of exhibits/projects will be limited due to space. It may be necessary for the OUR to select a limited number of exhibits and registration does not guarantee participation.
  • Those not selected to present as an exhibit may choose to create a poster presentation and present in that format
  • Criteria:
    1. Projects should be a visual art and/or design projects. (Projects will typically come from the College of Design and/or the College of Textiles, but are not limited to these colleges)
    2. Projects which do not use engineering design process or scientific method
    3. Projects must be able to be set up the day of the event and taken down at the end of the event
    4. Projects should take up no more than 1.5 meters x 1.5 meters (5’x5′) of floor space. All displays must be freestanding or able to sit on a 5’ table
    5. Exhibits will not be able to be hung, nor suspended from any walls or ceilings
      • A foam board (3’x4′) and easel will be provided if needed
      • There will limited spots with electricity available in exhibit location

At this time we are unable to accommodate performances or performance art