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Preparing your presentation

Once you've submitted your abstract, follow these guidelines:

Contact us if you have any questions about these guidelines.

Preparing your oral presentation

  • Each oral presentation is scheduled for 20 minutes. Your presentation should be no more than 17 minutes long, allowing 3 minutes for questions and transition time to the next speaker.
  • Your presentation may include a PowerPoint slide show; you will be notified how and where to upload these presentations the day prior to SOURCE.
  • Each room will have a computer that will be used for all slide shows; you may not use your own computer.
  • Plan ahead! Prepare your slides well in advance, and get feedback from your mentor.
  • Practice, practice, practice.
  • See our YouTube video for more tips on using PowerPoint in your oral presentation

Preparing your poster presentation

  • The space allowed for each poster is 36" tall by 48" wide. Thumbtacks are provided to mount posters on the poster boards; tri-fold or mounted posters are not allowed.
  • Ask your mentor for examples of good posters in your discipline, and look around for examples in your department or program. Most students use PowerPoint or Adobe Illustrator to create their posters.
  • A large format printer (called a plotter) is available on-campus at the Multimodal Education Center in Black Hall. Submit your printing request at least two weeks in advance in order to guarantee your poster is ready on the day of SOURCE.

Preparing your performance

  • Unless a different time length has been requested and approved, each performance/creative expression is scheduled for 20 minutes. Your presentation should be no more than 17 minutes long, allowing 3 minutes for questions and transition time to the next performance.
  • Any special equipment needs such as microphones, overhead projectors, or unique space requirements should be noted when submitting your SOURCE abstract. Contact us if your needs change from what was submitted on the abstract.
  • The performance may be live or may be a video of a previously recorded performance.
  • See examples of music, dance, and film presentations.

Preparing your constructed or creative objects

  • Unique requirements, such as electrical outlets, a need to hang on wall, a projector, tables, or other requests can be accommodated but should be noted when submitting your abstract, along with the approximate square footage of your display. Contact us if your needs change from what was submitted on the abstract.
  • You are required to post your artist/presenter statement in conjunction with your work.  The statement should be a minimum of 8-1/2 by 11 with a font size no smaller than 16 points and a maximum poster size of 3 feet high by 4 feet wide. Wall space to hang this statement will be provided. See notes above for preparing your poster presentation if you plan to go with a larger format.
  • See an example of a constructed object presentation.

Preparing your panel

  • Panels are given an 80-minute session that the panelists and moderator may schedule as they choose.
  • Discuss with all panelists and the moderator what your format will be.
  • Each room will have a computer that will be used for all slide shows; you may not use your own computer.
  • Your presentation may include a PowerPoint slide show; you will be notified how and where to upload these presentations the day prior to SOURCE.
     

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