Oral Presentation Guidelines

Faculty of Graduate Studies




Oral Presentation Guidelines

Individual presentations will be organized by general themes into concurrent sessions featuring four or five presentations per session.

The entire concurrent session will be approximately 100 minutes, however, your individual presentation should be no longer than 15 minutes in length. This will leave time for questions at the end of all the presentations.

Sessions will be held in the classrooms on the 3rd and 4th floor of the Plaza building. Each room is equipped with a computer and projector. You may use a PowerPoint presentation or you may simply talk for your presentation time – this is up to you.

Please bring your presentation on a memory stick and also as a backup please email your presentation to yourself so that you can retrieve it if necessary. Please do not bring your own laptop in order to avoid compatibility issues.

When designing your presentation please remember that most of the audience members will not be from your particular field of study. As such, design your presentation without using jargon and field-specific terms. In general, please keep your audience in mind when preparing your presentation. We recommend that you consult with your thesis advisor when designing your presentation.

Each set of 4 or 5 presentations will be assigned to a Session Chair. The Chair will run the session; introducing speakers, keeping time, and facilitating questions at the end of all of the presentations.

You will be informed of your particular session prior to the conference date. We will also indicate who will serve as the Session Chair. At that point you may certainly contact your Session Chair before the conference in order to introduce yourself.

If you have any questions about your presentation please feel free to contact John
McNamara, jmcnamara@brocku.ca .
 

 

NINTH ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE, MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
NINTH ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE, MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014