Carnegie Mellon University

Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presentations

If you register for an oral presentation, you will be assigned a 20-minute timeslot. Your presentation should last approximately 15 minutes (including set-up time), with the remaining 5 meant for questions and discussion. Projectors will be available for all oral presentations, but students must bring their own laptop.

Poster Presentations

You must print your own poster. 30'x42" pieces of foam board (or you may use your own board, or hard-mount your poster), push pins, and easels are available the day of the event. You will have time to set up your poster the morning of the Symposium, and you are expected to take it down at 5:00 p.m. We will assign you a 2- or 2 1/2-hour time to stand with your poster and answer questions.

Visual Arts Presentations

If you register for a visual art presentation, you will be assigned a small area in which to display your 2-D or 3-D works. After you have registered, our office will contact you to discuss your space requirements.

Performing Arts Presentations

All performances will occur in McConomy Auditorium. Please let us know how much time you will need (1 hour max) and if you require any special equipment.