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Presentation Submission Deadline: April 5, 11:59pm to

This year’s virtual symposium will have both synchronous and asynchronous presentation options.

Synchronous presentations:

Synchronous presentations will be scheduled in 15 minute increments on the afternoon of April 16th via Microsoft Teams. The presenter will have 10 minutes to share outcomes from their work in a live and synchronous Teams meeting with five additional minutes for comments, questions, and discussion. These moderated synchronous presentations will be scheduled in blocks of 4-5 presentations and may be concurrent.

Asynchronous presentation options:

Please submit a poster file using the provided template, PowerPoint slides, or a video in .mp4 or .mov format.  With any submission, we encourage you to use audio to record narration that discusses your work. Please see resources below to help you do this, and reach out to our advisor, Tamara Long ( with any questions. We will link these files to your abstract in our searchable Symposium WordPress platform, and these will allow for visitors to leave you comments and questions. We would ask that you check periodically throughout the day on April 16th to respond to questions and comments.

Asynchronous Presentation Submission Instructions


  • Posters should be 44 x 36 inches and submitted as PPT or PDF files
  • When adding audio to your poster file, please limit it to around 3 minutes in length
  • Name your files in the following format: “Lastname_Firstname”, example “Smith_Janet.pptx”.

Oral, Visual & Performing Arts:

  • Presentations should be submitted as PPT, MP4, MOV or PDF files
  • Please limit your presentation to 8 minutes in length
  • Name your files in the following format: “Lastname_Firstname”, example “Smith_Janet.pptx”.

Please submit all asynchronous presentations to by April 5.

Presentation Resources:

Resources for adding audio and video to your presentation:



  • Student Oral Presentation Example – by Emily Ruder & Jacob Rankin

    For presentation questions, please contact Tamara Long (