Submission of Abstracts

Abstract Submission Process

Symposium Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Submission Deadline: Monday, February 24, 2020
Types of Presentations:
  • Exhibition- All forms of visual art, including original painting, sculpture, photography, prints, textile arts, drawings, pottery, metal, etc., will be considered for acceptance. In your abstract, please identify the amount of space you need or the type of table/easel you will need to display your project. Presenters will be expected to be available to discuss their exhibit at the assigned times.
  • Experiential Learning Poster- Visual representations of Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) course, a study abroad experience, or an internship, please select this category to be included in the Experiential Learning Poster Session. 
  • Oral- Formal conversations organized around a specific subject. Presentations are scheduled for a maximum of 12 minutes and 3 additional minutes for questions-and-answers. 
  • Panel- Format includes a panel of 3-5 individuals (including a moderator) who will discuss a given topic.Panel discussions are almost always followed by a question and answer session from the audience.The panel will be allocated 50 minutes unless otherwise noted in abstract submission.
  • Performance- Includes literary readings, theatre, music, or dance. The works must be original, or interpretation/research based on existing work. Performances may be solo or ensemble. The performance will be allocated 20 minutes unless otherwise noted in abstract submission.
  • Poster- A poster session is a visual representation of your research. In this format, you can highlight areas of your research and display them both textually and visually. 
Abstract Preparation Guide 
FAQ’s about the Submission Process:

Can I submit more than one abstract?
Each presentation needs a separate abstract to be submitted.  However, an individual may submit more than one presentation.

How do I submit my group presentation?
Every presenter in the group must register individually. Every presenter must register/submit the same abstract.  

How many words are required for the abstract?
Abstracts should be a minimum of 150 words and a maximum of 200 words.

Do I need to get approval from my faculty/advisor before submitting?                                               Your faculty/advisor must read and approve your abstract before submission. Before you share your abstract to your advisor, carefully proofread it for grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors.