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Register to Present at the Fall Poster Session

Types of Presentations

For this poster session, students will be standing around a large room next to their posters and displays while guests walk around to talk with the presenters.  Students do not give formal oral presentations, but instead give a short overview of their project and then have a discussion with people visiting their posters.   There are a couple of different formats that your poster/display can take:

  • Poster presentations:
    • Printed: Presenting students will create a research poster (see example templates here>>) and stand next to your poster to discuss your research during a designated time of the Poster Session.  Posters should be 3 feet tall by 4 feet wide.  Options for printing include:
      • Students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences can print their posters for free through Jayhawk Ink in the Kansas Union.
      • Other students should check with their research mentor about directions for printing their posters.
      • Students may want to look online to find websites that sell custom printed fabric posters for professional presentations.  Some sites offer prices around $30 that may be less expensive than paper printing options.
    • Digital: We will also have a limited number of spots available for students who would like to display their research posters on a large monitor instead of printing it out.  Students can indicate that they want to use a monitor on the registration form.  Priority will be given to students who would otherwise have to pay to print their posters themselves.
  • Display of creative work:  For students in the arts, you can showcase your creative project through a table display at the Poster Session.  You can bring in photographs of your artwork, sketches, textiles, etc.  You can also opt to bring a laptop to show short videos or slides of your work. Presenting students will stand next to your work to informally discuss your creative process with visitors during a designated time of the Poster Session.


Registration Directions

  1. Write a draft of a title and abstract or artist statement of no more than 250 words describing your research/creative scholarship. The title and abstract will be posted online, so be sure to review them carefully.  The KU Writing Center website provides tips for writing abstracts.
  2. Review your title and abstract with your research mentor and make any suggested revisions. 
  3. Complete the Poster Session Registration Form>> by: November 15th, 11:59pm 2019.
  4. If you are presenting as a group, fill out one registration form for the whole group.


Note: If you are attending the Poster Session but not presenting, you do not need to register.

Fall Poster Session Quick Links

2020 Deadline: TBD

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