Oral Presentations

Presenters selecting "oral presentation" as their preferred format will be placed on a panel with three to 5 other 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 time frame assignment for their specific session prior to the symposium. Please plan to arrive to your session at least 5 to 10 minutes prior. 

Panel Format 

  • Each presenter (or co-presenting group) will have 10 to 12 minutes total to deliver their presentation, immediately followed by a 3 to 5 minute period for audience questions and discussion.  

  • Oral presentations panels will be 90 minutes total, in length (9:00 am to 10:30 am; 10:45 am to 12:15 pm; 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm; and 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm). 

  • All oral sessions will reserve 10 minutes for general discussion, after the final panelist has concluded their presentation, depending on the total number of panelists. 

Panel Moderation 

  • Each panel will be moderated by a UO faculty, or staff. 

  • Moderators will introduce each presenter 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.