GENERAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION
Conference Programs –Customizable programs can be made on the schedule page. Full booklets will be available on tables the day of the Conference in Magruder, Ophelia Parrish and Violette Halls.
Refreshment Breaks – Complimentary refreshment breaks will be held in the main lobby of Violette Hall and Ophelia Parrish and the Cyber Cafe of Magruder Hall, the buildings in which the concurrent sessions will be held. Refreshments will be available first thing in the morning, and formal break times.
All-Conference Reception and Poster Session – A conference-wide reception will be held in the Georgian Room of the Student Union from 3:30-4:30 p.m., and this will overlap with the Conference-wide Poster Session. The entire campus community is invited to attend and help honor and celebrate the scholarly and creative achievements of all student presenters and faculty mentors.
Presentation Types – Presentations are grouped into disciplinary and interdisciplinary sessions based on the overall distribution of abstracts that were submitted. The student authors selected the scholarly area and the presentation type that was most appropriate for their project.
Oral Paper Sessions – Oral paper sessions include presentations that are scheduled for 15 minutes each (inclusive of questions and discussion). A computer (PC or Mac system) with a data projector will be the standard presentation options in each session room. If an author requested additional equipment when their abstract was submitted (e.g., Overhead transparency projector, 35 mm carousel slide projector), it will be available in the session room.
**At the break before each session begins, each presenter should identify themselves to the session moderator and preload his/her presentation.
**Students should email themselves the presentation or bring it on a portable flash drive. There is not enough time in a session for every student to log into their own Y drive.
Poster Session – All posters will be on display throughout the day in the Georgian Room of the Student Union. Set-up time begins at 7:30 a.m., and take-down time will be late in the afternoon and should be completed by 6:00 p.m.
The author(s) will be available from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. to field questions and engage in discussion. This time period represents a single, Conference-wide Poster Session, with no other concurrent sessions. The Conference-wide reception will overlap the Poster session to further encourage dialogue with presenters.
Posters must fit onto bulletin boards or foam core boards that are 40 inches tall and 60 inches wide. Push-pins for securing presentation material to the bulletin boards will be available on-site. Technology presentations will be displayed on folding tables, and will also have bulletin/foam core board space.
Performance Sessions – Performing arts presentations are examples of theatrical or musical performances, or a combination of the two. The performances are 12-18 minutes in length, with an additional 2-3 minutes for questions concerning the composer/writer, style, influence, and performance demands.
Studio Art Displays – Studio arts presentations are examples of creative works from the fields of painting, photography, print making, ceramics, sculpture, fibers, or visual communications. Students should present a body of work to encompass no more than 8 sq ft. These works will be displayed in the South Wing Atrium of the Ophelia Parrish Fine Arts building and in the University Art Gallery during the Conference.