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Research and Creative Activities Symposium

Guidelines for Presenters

At the Research and Creative Activities Symposium

Presenters at RaCAS Symposium
  • Student exhibits will be displayed or presented in the Student Commons Building, on the Denver Campus on Friday, April 17, 2015.​
  • Any CU Denver undergraduate or graduate student who is currently enrolled OR any CU Denver Alum who was enrolled summer 2014 or fall 2014 on the Denver Campus or Anschutz Medical Campus who is engaged in scholarly activities in collaboration with CU​ Denver faculty is encouraged to apply.
  • All presenters are expected to give an informal presentation and answer questions regarding their research or creative activity to people that stop by their exhibit.
  • Presenters are asked to remain at their exhibit during the entire session.
  • Presentations should be tailored to an educated, non-expert audience.

Types of Student Exhibits

1. Posters

There are 2 options for your poster displays:

  • poster mounted on foam core or cardboard ready to display on the easels
  • freestanding tri-fold poster ready to display on a table

Please specify on your application whether you want an easel or table. Typically posters are approximately 3' X 4'. If you have a larger display, please specify your needs on your application or email to make sure we have an appropriate space reserved for your display.

Learn more about how to create an effective poster presentation.

For additional guidelines, please check out Boston University's website.

Review sample poster templates: PowerPoint Example 1 or PowerPoint Example 2.

We encourage all participants who choose a poster exhibit to create their poster in an electronic format.

2. Media Exhibits (film, video, streaming media)

  • Your presentation should be no more than 12 minutes in length
  • Presenters are responsible for arranging for their own the AV equipment, computers, etc.

3. Displays (sculpture, models, art, etc)

Past RaCAS Symposium Display 

  • Be prepared to discuss your display with participants, for example, the medium used, its meaning, details about the project, etc.
  • Please specify on your application form how you plan to display your work. For example, a table, floor space, etc. Specify dimensions if you need a space larger than the typical 6' space

4. Performances

  • Your performance should be no more than 12 minutes in length. This limit is strictly enforced

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