Oral Presentations

Oral Presentation Panel Organization

  • Presenters selecting "oral presentation" as their preferred format when submitting their project proposals for the Undergraduate Symposium will be placed on a panel with three to four students.

  • The organizers and Faculty Review Committee will assemble panelists around a disciplinary or interdisciplinary theme based on students' abstracts, and assign each panel a unique title.

  • Three to four concurrent sessions of oral presentation panels will be scheduled in the afternoon and early evening depending the total number of presenters.

  • Presenters may indicate their schedule preferences for the concurrent panel sessions with the submission of the project proposals. The organizers will work diligently to accommodate time preferences but cannot guarantee presenters their first choice.

  • Upon request, organizers can send "Confirmation of Acceptance/Participation" letters to presenters' faculty if their panel session time conflicts with their class schedule.

  • Presenters will receive confirmation of their panel assignment three to four weeks prior to the symposium, including the order of presentation; room location; and the names, titles, and abstracts of their fellow panelists.


Oral Presentation Panel Format

  • Oral presentation panels will be 90 minutes in length.

  • Panelists will have 12–15 minutes to deliver their presentations immediately followed by a five-minute period for audience questions and discussion.

  • Panels will reserve 10–30 minutes for general discussion after the last panelist has concluded their presentation depending on the total number of panelists.

  • The classrooms hosting oral presentation panels will have a PC computer connected to a projector, audio speakers, and access to the internet.

  • To avoid technology delays, all panelists will present from the PC computer provided by the symposium and will have their presentation files and internet links loaded in advance.


Panel Preparation

  • Presenters will submit all presentation files (e.g., PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat) or links (e.g., Prezi, Google Drive, websites) by Thursday, May 19, at 8:00 p.m. to ugsresearch@uoregon.edu.

  • Presenters are encouraged to bring a back-up copy of their presentation files on a USB drive and/or upload them to cloud storage.

  • The Undergraduate Symposium will print up to 30 hard copies of presentation handouts. Files must be submitted by Wednesday, May 18, at 8:00 p.m. to ugsresearch@uoregon.edu.

  • Presenters are encouraged to attend a peer-facilitated rehearsal workshop for oral presentations.

  • Presenters will check-in at the symposium registration table located in the Global Scholars Hall lobby before proceeding to their assigned presentation panel room.


Panel Moderation

  • A faculty member will moderate each panel.

  • Moderators will review the panelists' abstracts, slideshows, and biographies, and introduce each student to the audience at the beginning of the panel.

  • Moderators may choose to provide opening remarks and frame the themes of the panel.

  • Moderators will also serve as timekeepers and provide cues to panelists when they have one-minute remaining in their allotted presentation time.

  • To ensure all presenters receive their allotted time, moderators will conclude presentations when they reach their time limit.

Giving a Presentation Infographic [Click to download PDF]

Oral Presentation Infographic