Presentation Formats

Virtual Symposium Presentation Materials due April 14th. Uploaded materials can not be edited after submission so please be sure they are ready to be published!

Poster Presentation:

Poster presentations are best suited for communicating research that highlights use of the scientific method. Posters often include a hypothesis, methodology used, and findings, among other information presenters want to share.

IN PERSON
  • You will be provided a stand to hang one horizontal poster with push pins
  • Design your poster to be oriented horizontally 48″ wide x 36″ tall. Our stands do not accommodate vertical posters.
  • Use the NC State brand-approved research poster template
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your poster session time to get your assigned stand and set up your poster
  • Due to space limitations, please do not bring additional materials to your poster presentation
VIRTUAL
  • Design your poster to be oriented horizontally 48″ wide x 36″ tall.
  • Use the NC State brand-approved research poster template This template uses PowerPoint
  • Stay conscious of your font size and color
  • Use the NC State brand-approved color palette
  • Student(s) will submit a pdf of their poster and a short (2 minute maximum) video pitch of their poster to be posted on Symposium by ForagerOne.
  • PDF must be no more than 10MB in size. If your file exceeds this limit, you can compress the file to reduce its size. We recommend Smallpdf.com or another online tool to compress your file if necessary. 
  • You will upload your 2 minute poster overview video to YouTube and paste the link in the Symposium form (only YouTube links will be supported).
    • Please make the YouTube video settings as UNLISTED.
    • Students may record audio with the image of their poster vs an on camera video.
    • Students may use their phones or tablets that have video recording capabilities.
    • The libraries also have webcam loaners and will mail them to students. https://catalog.lib.ncsu.edu/catalog/NCSU4050656
  • Presenters will be assigned a live Poster Presentation session where they will have 2-3 minutes to give overview of their poster and then respond to questions. Live sessions will have 10-12 students within the session based on disciplines.
Poster presentation at the 2019 Spring Symposium
Alvin Mutongi presenting via Zoom at the 2020 Summer Symposium

Oral Presentation:

Oral presentations are best suited for communicating research where additional photos, diagrams, and/or video need to be shared. It allows the presenter to provide a more in-depth explanation of the project with designated time from the audience.

IN PERSON
  • Presentations are limited to 15 minutes total 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
  • Use the NC State brand-approved PowerPoint template for your presentation
  • Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the start of the oral session group so you presentation can be set up and tested
  • Sessions will have a moderator who indicates when you have 5 minutes left and 1 minute left
VIRTUAL
  • Use the NC State brand-approved PowerPoint template for your presentation.
  • Use the NC State brand-approved color palette
  • Student will provide a video of their presentation (8 min max) to be posted on Symposium by ForagerOne.
    • Upload your oral presentation to YouTube and paste the link in the Symposium form (only YouTube links will be supported).
    • Please make the YouTube video settings as UNLISTED.
    • Students may record audio with the slide presentation vs an on camera video.
    • Students may use their phones or tablets that have video recording capabilities.
    • The libraries also have webcam loaners and will mail them to students. https://catalog.lib.ncsu.edu/catalog/NCSU4050656
  • Presenters will be assigned a live Oral Presentation session where they will have 8 minutes to present and 4 minutes to answer questions.
    • Practice your talk ahead of time.
    • Make sure you can effectively present your topic in 8 minutes and leave 4 minutes for questions
  • Sessions will have a moderator who indicates when you have 3 minutes left and 1 minute left
Oral presentation at the 2019 ACC Meeting of the Minds

Creative Works Exhibit, Performance, or Demonstration:

Exhibits are best suited for communicating research in the arts, design, textiles, and other projects where methodology is more creative and artistic. They include display space where attendees can interact with the exhibit if permitted.

IN PERSON
  • You will be provided with a 5′ x 5′ area of indoor floor space, which will include:
    • 5′ long table
    • 3′ x 4′ foam board, push pins, and stand to display items upright
  • Displays must be freestanding or able to sit on a table. You will not be able to hang anything from the ceiling or walls.
  • You must be able to set up your display on the day of the event and take it down at the end of the event
  • The number of exhibits/projects may be limited due to space. Registration does not guarantee participation. Those not selected to present as an exhibit may choose to create a poster or oral presentation.
Textiles exhibit from the 2019 Spring Symposium
VIRTUAL
  • Student will provide a video (8 minute max) of their creative works or performance to be posted on Symposium by ForagerOne. The video should explain the creative process and showcase the work.
    • Please upload a video of your exhibit or performance to YouTube and paste the link in the Symposium form (only YouTube links will be supported).
    • Please make the YouTube video settings as UNLISTED.
    • Students may record audio with the image of their poster vs an on camera video.
    • Students may use their phones or tablets that have video recording capabilities.
    • The libraries also have webcam loaners and will mail them to students. https://catalog.lib.ncsu.edu/catalog/NCSU4050656
  • Presenters will be assigned a live Exhibit Presentation session where they will have time to discuss their creative process and to answer questions.