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Guidelines for Presenters

At the student Research and Creative Activities Symposium (RaCAS)

Presenters at RaCAS Symposium
  • Student submissions will be presented in the Student Commons Building, on the Denver Campus.
  • Any CU Denver undergraduate or graduate student who is currently enrolled OR any CU Denver Alum who was enrolled the previous Summer or Fall semester on the Denver Campus or Anschutz Medical Campus who engaged in scholarly activities in collaboration with CU​ Denver faculty is encouraged to apply.
  • Presenters are asked to remain at their exhibit during the entire session.
  • All presenters are expected to summarize their scholarly activities for attendees and answer questions.
  • Presentations should be tailored to an educated, non-expert audience.

Types of Student Exhibits

1. Posters

Paper posters should be 3' X 4' in size.  If you have a larger poster, please specify your needs on your application to make sure we have an appropriate space reserved.

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 and to submit it with mentor's approval to the Auraria Library Online Repository.

2. Media Exhibits and Displays (streaming media, sculpture, models, paintings)

  • A table, easel, or floor space may be provided, as well as outlets. Please specify on the application.
  • Presenters are responsible for arranging for their own the AV equipment, computers, 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.

3. Oral Presentations

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

4. Performances

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

5. Mini-Symposium or Panel

If proposing a mini-symposium or panel discussion, please contact Lindsey Hamilton (​) with the following information: 

1) What is the theme of the session? 

2) What is the format that you propose: oral presentations, readings, panel discussion, or?

3) Briefly describe the session.  

4) How many presenters or participants do you anticipate?  

5) How long will the session be? 

Additionally, we ask that you plan to:

·         design the panel/session/mini-symposium to appeal to a relatively broad audience

·         attempt to bridge disciplines or present interdisciplinary implications

·         submit one application for the session; in addition, individual participants may also be asked to submit an  application, depending on the structure of the session

·         help promote the panel/session/mini-symposium to faculty and students​

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