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Instructions for Virtual Presentations (Posters and Artwork)


Research posters and visual arts presentations can both be presented virtually. A poster presentation consists of a series of five PowerPoint slides, and a visual arts presentation consists of 5-10 works. As in real-life, presenters will be expected to attend one session of the symposium. Rather than showing up on campus, you will attend virtually from your computer. Virtual presentations will also be highlighted on Facebook.

The five PowerPoint slides should be self-explanatory, allowing the viewer to enjoy and understand your presentation even in your absence. If your poster is prepared with labels, large print, and a clear sequence from beginning to end, the viewer will be able to follow the ideas presented.

Presenters will receive a guide to preparing their virtual presentation upon acceptance.  Orientation sessions will be available.  

The final date to submit the presentation or images and handout is Thursday, April 4, 2013.

Preparing Your Presentation

You will need the following things for your virtual presentation:

  1. Poster - A PowerPoint-based presentation (5 slides- title slide not necessary).
    Art - JPEGs of your artwork.  Approximately 8” x 10” JPEGs, saved at 72 dpi.
  2. A handout consisting of  text-only presentation information (1,000 word maximum) with a short bio, artist statement, and/or all applicable references listed at the end .

Part 1- The PowerPoint or Images


Tips to ensure a better presentation:
Use text no smaller than 24 point font.
Use a clear, easy to read font, such as Arial or Verdana.
Graphics and images are easier to view and read than a slide full of text.
Proofread, proofread, proofread!


After you create your PowerPoint or images and handout, e-mail to arrange uploading of your work before 5:00pm, Thursday, April 4, 2013. Your presentation will be preloaded either on presentation boards or in the art gallery.

Part 2- The Handout 

Prepare all information that you wish to have in your handout including contact information and a short bio. Be sure to include an artist statement and/or references on the handout.

All handout information should be sent as a Word document to in order to be prepared for distribution to symposium attendees. The handout should be sent with your PowerPoint or images by 5:00pm, Thursday, April 4, 2013.

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