Abstract submission is now closed. For questions please reach out to Kenneth.E.Smith@delaware.gov.
Student Poster Competition
The student poster competition will again be held for the 2020 conference. Undergraduate and graduate research students are encouraged to participate as a way to put your research in front of professionals. Students entered in the competition will be required to attend the networking session on day 1. The poster presentation consists of a carefully thought out visual display of research findings and a question and answer session with a panel of judges. Awards will be given to first, second, and third place and announced during the conference. Please see this link for the judging rubric.
This year you will be able to submit proposals for 5- or 20-minute oral presentations, or a poster presentation. The 20-minute long presentations include five minutes for questions.
Rooms for all presentations except poster sessions are equipped with a PC laptop (with Office Suite loaded), LCD projector, remote and screen. We strongly recommend that presenters submit their presentations before the conference and bring it on a portable drive. Wireless internet is also available in all meeting rooms.
Poster presentations should be 36 inches high by 48 inches wide. We will provide clips to attach your poster to the display board. Posters will remain up through the entire conference with time set aside for networking and discussion.
A carefully crafted presentation can ensure that your message is heard by your audience. With that in mind here are a few helpful tips that all presenters should consider when developing their presentations:
- Keep it Simple: Limit the use of bullet points and text, avoid transitions or animations, use meaningful clear and large graphics, and keep a consistent simple background.
- Fonts: Make sure your font is simple and easy to read. Using common fonts such as Calibri, Ariel or Verdana is recommended for PowerPoint, and 40 point is good for titles and 32 point is good for subtitles or bullet points. No font should be smaller than 24 point.
- Graphs and Charts: Make sure the audience can read them! Create simplified graphs or charts that highlight the important parts of the larger picture, and refer your attendees to where they can find the complete story.
In a nutshell if you think you are going to have to say, "you probably cant read this, but..", then change the slide so people can read it. After all, the main reason you're at our conference is to share your work! Need more direction, check out this blog, Presentation Zen.
For questions about presenting please contact Kenneth.E.Smith@delaware.gov or 302-739-9939.