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Presentation Formats

For the Education Scholarship & Innovation Symposium


Poster Presentation

In 2017, the poster tracks will not be moderated. Posters will be grouped by theme (e.g. curriculum design, curriculum evaluation, etc). 

Poster presenters are expected to be standing by their poster during the poster session. Presenters should prepare a short (3 min) presentation of their poster to share with conference attendees. Light snacks will be served during the poster session. 

Poster mounting boards will be provided. The boards are 4'x8', and poster presenters are welcome to print any size of poster that will fit within those dimensions. If presenters are using their poster at another conference, you are encouraged to print the dimensions for that conference and use it at the Symposium, as long as it will fit within the 4'x8' mounting board.

Tips on designing a good poster layout and text may be found at:

  • Making a Poster” guide from American Pediatric Association
  • Mayer's Principles of Multimedia Design
  • Include at least one visual/graphic. All text posters are hard on the eyes.
  • Ask several peers to review your poster prior to printing
  • Include logos of your department
  • Acknowledge funding, mentors, and research support personnel

There are several options for printing your poster:

Oral Presentations

Presented in PechaKucha style, where oral presenters will be limited to 20 slides that advance every 20 seconds. There’s no “next slide” or “go back one, please” moment – you have to keep going forward! For a full description of PechaKucha, please see: http://www.pecha-kucha.org/what

Some examples of PechaKucha presentations may be found online:

Tips for presenters can be found at this online blog​.
If you need help on setting your presentation to auto-advance every 20 seconds, follow these steps: 
Step 1 - Select the slide that has the transition that you want to modify.
Step 2 - On the Transitions tab, in the Timing group, in the Advance box, type 20 seconds. ​
Alternatively, watch this YouTube video (start at 2:24 to focus on how to set transitions in PowerPoint).