Oral Presentations

The Zoom Oral Presentation Panel

Presenters selecting "oral presentation" as their preferred format 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 throughout the day depending the total number of presenters.

Presenters will receive confirmation of the panel timeframe assignment and Zoom link for their specific session prior to the symposium, There will also be an opportunity for each presenter to invite non-UO affiliated guests to attend the esssion. 


Oral Presenter Guidelines


Panel Format

  • Oral presentation panels will be 90 minutes in length (10:00 am - 11:30 am; 11:45 am -1:15 pm; 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, 3:15pm - 4:45 pm)

  • Panelists will have 10–12 minutes to deliver their presentations immediately followed by a 3-5 minute period for audience questions and discussion.

  • Panels will reserve 10–20 minutes for general discussion after the last panelist has concluded their presentation depending on the total number of panelists.

Zoom Panel Preparation - Follow These Steps

This year, all presenters will engage in the oral presentation panels through Zoom (which all UO students, faculty and staff have access to via uoregon.zoom.us). If you do not yet have Zoom downloaded to your computer, you may visit the UO Service Portal for instructions.

  1. Presenters may develop presentation files (e.g. PowerPoint presentation, single slide imagery or Prezi) to use in the background, to accompany their 10-15 minute presentation.
    • This is option. Presenters are welcome to speak about their research work without any additional presentation files or accompanying imagery.
  2. During the oral panel session, presenters will share their screen with viewers.
  3. Oral panel presenters are welcome to invite additional non-UO affiliated guests to attend the session. There will be an opportunity for the presenter to indicate this information on the presenter confirmation form.

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.