Workshops consist of a brief presentation followed by interaction with the audience. The purpose of a workshop is to introduce the audience to your subject and involve them in using a skill or technique. (20 minutes to present and 10 minutes to respond to questions)
Posters present a visual display of student work on poster boards supplied by the College. Presenters should be able to provide a scholarly introduction to their work and be prepared to entertain the viewers’ questions. (students will stand next to their posters for 1 hour to explain their projects to conference participants and address participant questions)
Examples of poster presentations include a research study, a creative unit plan, a pictorial display of art work, an essay. Specifics for poster designs are available online.
Oral presentations involve a presentation of a paper or research project with or without visual aids. (20 minutes to present and 10 minutes to respond to questions)
Panel discussions involve 3-5 students presenting and discussing their views on a scholarly topic and responding to audience questions. (45 minutes to present and 15 minutes to respond to questions)
Performances require students to provide an introduction to and perform their scholarly work. Examples of performances include a poetry reading, dramatic reading, dance, and vocal or instrumental piece. Presenters should be able to provide the audience with an intellectual context for the performance and be prepared to entertain questions from the audience. (20 minutes to present or perform and 10 minutes to respond to questions)
Exhibits consist of a visual display of a collection or body of work by one or more students (i.e. paintings, drawings, prints, posters, photography, sculpture, ceramics, video, installation, multi-media). An exhibit should be accompanied by a general statement of purpose and individual artist statements that provide an intellectual context both for the collection as a whole and for its individual pieces. Presenters should be prepared to entertain the viewers’ questions after the exhibition.