You may have never presented a paper at a conference previously, and you
nervous, but most people who present are nervous also. So try to relax and
try to relate
to the other people by talking about something you have research well. Remember
present your paper, as a presentation read from a paper does not stimulate
promote discussion as well. Think of your own experience of presentations and
which were exciting and which ones seemed cut and dry.
• You have 18-20 minutes to speak about your paper. Please stick to this
limit in order to respect other presenters, so all will have plenty of time
•Power point is available for your use, but not required
• You are welcome—encouraged, even—to make changes and further develop
your paper, as long as nothing major (ie. The
Practice your presentation in advance. Be sure that your presentation will
be within the
time restraints. You may have to omit portions of your paper, but this should
not to be of
detriment to the integrity of your topic. It never hurt anyone to practice a
If possible, give the presentation to a group of friends, a professor, or a
Feedback may prove constructive.
After your Presentation:
Each paper has been assigned a Discussant from our club or department; they
students. They have read your paper and will go up after you present to recap
points and ask a few questions. They will then facilitate discussion, in a
with the audience. If you would like to communicate with your discussion
let me know and I will give you their contact information.
How many people are usually there?
Attendance varies, especially depending on the time of day. We generally have
25 people at each presentation, but the range has been from 10-50 depending
on topic and
time of day.
Where does the conference take place?
It takes place on the SUNY Oneonta Campus, at Hunt Union.
How should I dress?
You should dress professionally. A suit is not required, but is certainly not
Please wear something professional that you are comfortable in.
Are there awards?
To Be Announced