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Presentation Guidelines for Oral and Poster


Poster Setup

  • Monday, April 17, 2017, 10:00 a.m. through 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 9:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.
  • Posters must be on display by 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
  • Posters are to remain on display until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017


Poser Size

Each project is allotted space on a professional poster board that is backed with fabric and the space will only accommodate a 42” x 42” poster.  A smaller poster may be acceptable, but a poster which is larger than the size of the 42” x 42” presentation space provided will not hang properly and will be difficult to read. No exceptions can be made, so plan accordingly.


Competition and Poster Judging

  • All student posters, graduate and undergraduate, are part of the competition.
  • Posters will be judged for organization and creativity, organization of content, technical procedures employed (when applicable), oral delivery, knowledge of material, clarity of artwork (charts, graphs, images), appearance of poster, and overall presentation.  See Judging and Evaluation of Presentations (www.tnstate.edu/researchsymposium) for more information.
  • Judging for Graduate posters:  Thursday, April 20, 2017.  9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Judging for Undergraduate posters:  Thursday, April 20, 2017.  1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Presenters must be present at the designated judging period in order to be judged and to be considered eligible for the competition.

All posters must be removed by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017.   RSP will not be responsible for any posters left after 4:00 P.M.



Dear Student Presenters,
Congratulations!  You submitted an abstract for the Symposium and then you were granted acceptance by the Committee to present your research in the oral presentation format.

Specific information about the oral presentation for 2017:

1.         Each participant will be notified, in writing, of the scheduled oral presentation.  The letter will contain:  presentation type, title of session, presentation title and authors, presentation number, date, time, and location.

2.         As a participant, please make arrangements with Mr. Reginald Cannon (277-1606) by 4:00 P.M. on April 13, 2017 to transfer your presentation to the computer.

3.         All oral presentation time slots will be 15 minutes.  This time slot includes the presenter’s presentation, plus the question and answer session from the audience.

4.         As a participant, share this scheduled presentation information with your co-presenter(s).

5.         As a participant, you and any co-presenters are expected to present the scheduled presentation.

6.         As a participant, please arrive for the delivery of your presentation at least 15 to 30 minutes before your scheduled presentation time.

7.         As a participant, check the final Symposium Presentation Schedule for any last minute updates by visiting, www.tnstate.edu/researchsymposium.