Poster print deadline: May 9th, 2019
After your research or creative work submission has been confirmed by the Symposium, use these guidelines to prepare for your poster or oral presentation.
The deadline to print posters is May 9th at 5 PM! Early completion is STRONGLY encouraged.
- Poster size must be no larger than 48" wide x 36" tall. Posters exceeding the specified dimensions may not be able to be displayed.
- Font and type size should be large enough to read from a 2 foot distance. A minimum of 16 point font size is required; 24 point font size is recommended.
- Posters should have all presenters, the department and mentor name(s) on them.
Printing and lamination
- Posters may be printed in the Multimedia Commons, located in the JFK Library, at no cost to presenters.
- Presenters needing to print posters early—before abstract submissions—must contact the Symposium Office. Otherwise the presenter risks paying out of pocket for printing costs.
- Presenters will be responsible for bringing their posters on the day of the Symposium.
At the Symposium
- Please show up at least 15 minutes before the start of your session to set up your poster.
- Presenters must be available to discuss their work during the times allotted for the poster session.
- Presenters have 15 minutes total
- Oral presentations may not exceed 10 minutes
- This leaves 5 minutes for audience questions
- As appropriate to their academic discipline, students may choose to read a paper, or present information using note cards or visual prompts.
- Presenters may enhance their presentations using audio/visual media such as PowerPoint or other computer programs, slides or overheads.
- Presenters are responsible for preparing their own slides and overheads under the direction of their faculty mentors.
- THERE WILL BE NO PRELOADING OF PRESENTATIONS THIS YEAR.
- Presentations should be stored on a USB flash drive or other storage device.
- Presentations should also saved in a backup location online for easy access at the scheduled time of the presentation. Online locations may include:
- Netstorage account
- Google Drive
- Microsoft OneDrive
Identify the connection between the project and the gained personal knowledge (understanding/beliefs/skills) and impact on the community. An abstract is required.
Literary readings may be original poetry or prose, or readings and analyses of other authors work. The use of visual aids and/or printed copies is not required, but is permitted. A creative works description is required.
Presentations of performing/visual arts may include creative activities in music, dance, theatre, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, or video. A creative works description is required.
Participants may perform up to 15 minutes in one of the following categories: original composition, composition in the style of a specific musical period/style/composer, arrangement, performance, lecture recital, or research and analysis. A piano will be made available upon request but all other instruments and/or equipment must be provided by the participants. A creative works description is required.
Film/Visual Communication Design
Films and visual communication design presentations may be music videos, short films, examples of website designs, or other pre-approved formats (please see your faculty mentor). A creative works description is required.
Participants may present monologues or scenes (up to five actors). Performances may not exceed 15 minutes. A creative works description is required.
The EWU Writers' Center can provide assistance during your writing process and help with your presentations.
Appointments can be in-person, online, or through Skype.
M-F: 9 AM - 5 PM
Hours may vary
The Multimedia Commons provides printing services, as well as other services such as creating posters and Power-Point or Prezi presentations, along with other multimedia needs.
36X48 Poster Presentation
JFK Library, Cheney
Room: Main Floor
Phone: (509) 359-4875
Accessible whenever the Library is open. MMC Consultants on duty during 'standard', non-extended hours of operation: Library Hours
Oral presentations are limited to 15 minutes: a 10-minute presentation with 5 minutes for questions.
If you would like to see sample posters from previous years, please visit the Symposium Office in 115A Showalter Hall.
Numbered foam core board will be provided and set up on easels by Symposium Staff prior to the start of each poster session. Students are responsible for picking-up their posters from University Graphics after lamination and bringing their poster to the event. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the session begins to have your poster mounted and set up.
There will be no preloading of oral presentation files. Presentations should be stored on a USB flash drive or other storage device and also saved in a backup location (for example, in a Netstorage account or Google Drive) online for easy access at the scheduled time of the session. Please note that any delays caused by file issues will count against your overall presentation time.
While it is not necessary, feel free to bring handouts if you think it may enhance your presentation.
We no longer offer preloading or oral presentation files. Presentations should be stored on a USB flash drive or other storage device and also saved in a backup location (for example, in a Netstorage account or Google Drive) online for easy access at the scheduled time of the session. Please note that any delays caused by file issues will count against your overall presentation time.
If you have concerns about the technical operation of your presentation, please contact the Symposium Office at 509.359.6826 as far in advance of the event as possible. You may request a time prior to the event to run through your presentation in the assigned session location.
Extra credit for participation or attendance is given at the discretion of your professors. Many classes are released to attend the oral, interactive, and poster presentations, as well as the creative works presentations, again at the discretion of each course professor.
If you require a letter or certificate proving you presented at the Symposium, please contact the Symposium Office and we will provide you with one.
The schedule including all presentation times and locations, breaks, and other event activities will be at least one week prior to the event. It will be posted on this website and on the Symposium Facebook page. If you have any questions, please contact the Symposium Office at 509.359.6826.
Don't forget to arrive at least 30 minutes before your session begins to pick up your name tag, t-shirt, and bag.