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Abstract Submission

Presentation Details

All Clayton State University students (dual enrollment undergraduate, and graduate) are eligible to present their research, prepared musical or artistic works, or developed literary works.

While students can coauthor multiple projects, each student can be the primary presenter on only one poster and one oral presentation.

Oral presentation/reading. Students will present their work in a talk/reading that should be no longer than 12 minutes. This will be followed by a brief question/answer period. To minimize scheduling conflicts, each student is limited to being the primary presenter on only one oral presentation.

Poster presentation. Students will create a poster (size may not exceed 36” x 48”) that they present during the poster session. Students are expected to be in front of their posters for the full duration of this time. For this reason, each student is limited to being the primary presenter on only one poster presentation.

Performance/creative activity. Students will give a stage performance of their musical or artistic work lasting no longer than 15 minutes.

Poster Creation Guidelines

  • The poster size may not exceed 36” x 48” (view examples for PowerPoint slide/size)
  • 300 dpi PDF format is preferred, but PowerPoint will be accepted
  • Make sure when you create the file in your desired program that it is “full-size.” If images have to be rescaled to fit the large poster size, they may become blurry, grainy, and pixelated.
  • We will provide the stands and a staff person will be available to help you mount your printed poster to the foam core on site.
  • All presenters must be on-hand to discuss their posters.
  • All posters left after the conference ends will be discarded unless other arrangements have been made.

Your poster is a visual presentation to show the highlights of your project and encourage discussions during the Poster Session. To make it stand out and invite people for a closer look, focus on making the theme clear, the poster visually interesting, and its essence clear within the first few minutes.

  • Emphasize graphics, keep text to a minimum, and try to make sure each part supports the The goal is to stimulate discussion.
  • Keep each panel relatively short. Make sure the presentation flows in a logical sequence (Introduction, Body, and Conclusions). Remember the readers will naturally read from top to bottom, left to right.
  • Define acronyms
  • Organization is fundamental to the layout and Proper spacing is important for the overall look and readability of your poster. Try dividing your poster into three or four columns and rows and placing your materials within them. View the examples provided in attachments.
  • Choose a simple, legible font and be consistent to avoid distracting from your
  • Consider using neutral colors or grays for your Use of light colors will contrast with dark text and make it easier to read.
  • Be consistent with color, font, font size, and placement of poster text and
  • Be sure the headlines and topic can be easily seen and understood from a short distance
  • Be creative!

How to Apply

To apply to the conference, students will submit an online application that includes the title of their presentation and a brief abstract or summary of their presentation. Abstracts are limited to 1000 characters.

Students must obtain their mentor's/instructor's approval before submitting an application.

Submit complete PowerPoint (PPF) or PDF file Poster Presentations

Submit complete performance readings, videos, etc.

Deadline for submission is April 22 by noon.