Guidelines for Poster/Performance Session
UNI faculty and staff are invited to submit applications to present posters, displays, creative activities or performances during the poster/presentation session of the 2013 UNI Symposium on Research and Creative Activity, February 8, 2013.
This session will showcase the research and creative activities of UNI faculty and staff, and to promote collaboration and interdisciplinary efforts by informing others about research in progress and/or stimulating discussion about possible collaborative endeavors.
Posters and displays will be shown throughout the day of the conference. In addition, during the poster/performance session from 10:00-11:45, poster and display presenters will be on hand to discuss their posters and displays with conference attendees. Performances will be scheduled during the poster/performance session and/or at other times in the conference schedule.
You may prepare a poster or creative presentation on any topic involving your own scholarship – defined in general as your own research or other creative activity that involves the development of new knowledge or other contribution to your field.
To reserve space for your poster or performance, please review the following guidelines and then complete and submit the required application form.
Deadline: Until Filled
Poster Spaces are still available
Applications for a poster or other creative presentations should be submitted as soon as possible as poster space will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Most of the presentations will most appropriately be submitted as posters. However, some may be in the form of a group activity, performance, display, or other presentation. We will strive to accommodate as many diverse presentation styles and formats as allowed by the conference venue and schedule.
Each poster presentation will be allotted a panel space that is 4 feet wide by 4 feet high that sits approximately 3 feet off the floor. The poster presentation may consist of one single sheet that displays your entire presentation or a number of pieces that together exhibit your work.
See "How to Print Your Poster" for options and resources for printing poster presentations.
You will be expected to attend the poster/performance session (10:00-11:45) and stand by your poster.
Poster proposals will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, providing the basic guidelines are followed, until all poster slots are filled. So the sooner you submit, the more likely you are to be selected for a poster space.
Those wishing to use a format other than standard poster may submit applications for display presentations. The primary consideration for these types of presentations will be the space and equipment needed for the presentation. Six and eight foot tables can be reserved. Scholars who wish to present their work during the poster/performance session as a display, should indicate "Display" on the Poster/Performance Session Application, describe any non-electronic equipment or set-up needs.
You will be expected to attend the poster/performance session (10:00-11:45) and stand by your display.
Display presentations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The primary consideration for these types of presentations will be the space and equipment needed for the presentation.
3) Performance and Creative Presentations
Scholars who wish to present their work during the poster/performance session in a format other than a poster or display, such as a film screening, musical or theatrical performance, should indicate "Performance" or "Other Type of Activity" on the Poster and Performance Session Application and describe the proposed activity.
Performances and creative presentations may be scheduled during the Poster/Performance Session of the conference from 10:00-11:45 or during another point in the conference schedule.
Due to the time and space constraints of a one-day conference, we will select the performance and creative presentations after the application deadline of December 7. The conference planning committee will review the applications and consider how many and in which ways these presentations can be incorporated into the conference during the scheduled poster/performance session or at other points throughout the day. We anticipate that a relatively small number of performance or group activities can be accommodated, but every effort will be made to include as many as feasible.
Electronic and Other Equipment Needs
You may use laptop computers and other electronic equipment as a supplement to your presentation. However, poster presentations shown entirely on a computer are discouraged, unless doing so is the standard medium for demonstrating your form of scholarship. If you use electronic equipment, you must provide the equipment and are solely responsible for it. If you do plan to bring electronic equipment, please indicate so on your application form and describe any set up needs, e.g. power source, Wi-Fi, and/or table.
Students are welcome to assist and participate in poster and creative activity presentations, but a faculty or professional staff person must be the primary presenter during the periods designated for the poster sessions.
Application Selection Process
Applicants will be notified by email no later than December 20 whether or not they have been selected to present, and if so, provided information on set-up locations and other relevant details. Please watch your email closely during finals week so that you can respond immediately if your notification email includes questions or concerns that must be addressed in order for your presentation to go forward. If you do not respond in a timely way to such a query, your presentation may be dropped from the program.
Poster Set Up/Tear Down
It is the presenter’s responsibility to put up and take down his/her poster and/or equipment, in the location designated in your notification email (most will be in the Ballroom C MAU).
Set-up will be from 2:00-5:00 pm on Thursday, February 7.
Tear-down will be 4:00-5:00 pm on Friday, February 8.
Conference Registration Required
All poster and performance participants are required to register for the conference. There is no cost to attend the conference. If you've not already, please register for the conference.