Presentation Guidelines and Workshops

Virtual RURS 2021 Material Submission Information

All participants are required to upload their presentation materials to the RURS digital platform, Symposium by ForagerOne, by 11:59 a.m. CST on April 19, 2021. Submission form link will be emailed to all registrants on March 29, 2021.

Oral presenters must upload their slide deck as a multi-paged PDF. If oral presenters are presenting live, they will be emailed the meeting link to their designated presentation time slot ahead of the event. If oral presenters are unable to attend live, they must include their pre-recorded presentation in their Symposium material submission form. Recorded presentations must be submitted as a YouTube video and no more than 8 minutes in length. The video must be public, but can be unlisted.

Poster presenters must upload their digital posters as a PDF. If poster presenters are presenting live, they will need to create an include a Zoom meeting link in their Symposium material submission form. Judges and attendees will access their meeting room via the Symposium platform. If poster presenters are unable to attend live, they must include a pre-recorded presentation in their Symposium material submission form. Recorded presentations must be submitted as a YouTube video and be between 5- 8 minutes. The video must be public, but can be unlisted.

Asynchronous presenters will have judge interaction through the "comment" section of their presentation page on the Symposium platform. Students are responsible for responding to judges questions prior to the event end time of 12:00 p.m. CST April 21, 2021. Responding after that deadline may mean your comments are not considered in the judges final evaluation.

Live presenters are responsible for being in attendance during their whole designated presentation time slot. Depending on your presentation modality you will either need to provide a personal Zoom meeting link in your material submission form for Symposium (Poster), or will be emailed a Zoom meeting link (Oral).

Information about Poster Presentations

The poster presentation is traditionally used by engineers, natural scientists, and some social scientists. Each poster will be critiqued by judges comprised of faculty, community leaders, and graduate students.

  • Poster presentations, live and asynchronous, will be held on the Symposium platform.
  • Digital posters files will need to be converted to a PDF for upload to the platform. These will be viewable by attendees and judges.
  • Live presenters will need to create and include a personal Zoom meeting link for their presentation session for the event day in their materials submission form.
  • Asynchronous participants will need to record and include their video in their materials submission form.
  • Each poster will be critiqued by a panel of judges comprised of faculty, community leaders, and graduate students.
  • Asynchronous presenters will need to respond to judge questions through the "comment" section of their presentation page on the Symposium platform.
  • Judges will use a rubric to evaluate presentations.

Poster Presentation Resources

Information about Oral Presentations

  • Power Point presentations or other visuals will need to be uploaded as a PDF document.
  • Each oral presentation will be 8 minutes long. Asynchronous participants will need to record and include their video in their materials submission form.
  • Live presenter will be allowed a 5 minute question-and-answer session with a panel of faculty and graduate student judges.
  • Asynchronous presenters will need to respond to judge questions through the "comment" section of their presentation page on the Symposium platform.
  • Judges will use a rubric to evaluate presentations.

Presentation Preparation Workshops

To help all of our participants give their best possible presentations, we've prepared a number of resources. Please reference our brief guides about poster and oral presentations. Additionally, we are providing the following workshop sessions for participants to learn more about creating presentation materials, and effective communication strategies for research presentations.

Abstract Writing for RURS Workshop

Tuesday, March 2, 2021. 12:00 - 1:00 PM. Virtual. View 2021 session recording here.

General RURS Information Session

Thursday, March 4, 2021. 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Virtual. Register here.

Poster Design for RURS Workshop

Monday, April 5, 2021 12:00 - 1:00 PM. Virtual. Register here.

The Center for Academic and Professional Communication (CAPC) offers many resources including consultations and workshops that can support your preparation and success at RURS. Be sure to connect with CAPC as you prepare for the event.