Presentation FAQ

 1. What is the conference theme? How should I align my presentation proposal?

The theme for this year’s conference is Putting Innovation into Practice.   Through this theme the university community is invited to share ideas, challenges, perspectives and knowledge in order to create new ways of teaching, learning, doing, knowing and being. You can find more information about the theme on the main conference page.

2. How do undergraduate students and alumni make a presentation at the conference?

Undergraduate students and alumni are eligible to present on a topic co-authored with a faculty or staff member in the related area.

3. How long are each of the concurrent sessions?

All concurrent sessions are scheduled for 50 minutes. Within this time, presenters are encouraged to prepare a 40-minute presentation and leave 10 minutes for a Q/A with participants.

4. What technology will be used for the concurrent sessions?

All concurrent sessions will be hosted in classrooms on the St. John’s campus. Standard presentation technology is available in this space.  Some presenters may allow for remote participation.  In such cases, the participants will access the session using Webex.

5. Will the concurrent sessions be recorded?

With presenter permission, sessions will be recorded and shared after the conference. This will allow those who could not attend the conference to benefit from the information shared. It also provides a great artifact for presenters’ portfolios.

6. What help will be available to those who are chosen to present?

An information session will be held for presenters who may want a quick overview of the presentation rooms and the available technology in advance of the conference. Each presenter will be assigned a moderator who will introduce the session and ensure the session stays within the allotted time.  Other support may be considered at the presenter’s request.