What's Next? (A Timeline for your Preparation Activities)

  1. Before March 4, 2015:
    a.  Familiarize yourself with this ASRF website and the information it contains.  Read carefully the helpful information on the Abstract Guidelines page about composing an abstract for your project.  Thoughtfully compose your abstract in MS Word. 

    b.  When you are finished composing your abstract, click the Registration Form link and read all the information on that page before you begin filling out the form,  On the form, you will be asked to both paste your abstract text and upload your abstract file. 

    The deadline for registering is midnight, March 4, 2015.  No late registrations will be accepted.

    If all classes at the University are cancelled on March 4 due to inclement weather, the deadline will be Thursday, March 5, 2015.
  2. March 4-6, 2015:
    After you’ve registered, go to the website and find Presentation Types on the left menu, then click on the appropriate choice for your presentation – either oral or poster.  Read all of the provided information about preparing your oral/poster presentation.  Begin preparing your poster and/or oral presentation.

  3. March 16-18, 2015:
    After Spring Break, go to the website and check the Participant List to verify that you're on it and to see what poster number and/or time slot you've been assigned.  If you don't see your name on the list, you should immediately.

  4. April 6, 2015:
    If you’re giving an oral presentation, you are to e-mail us your PowerPoint presentation file (to ) no later than 12 noon on Monday, April 6 

  5. April 6-8, 2015:
    Practice!  Practice! Practice your speaking part so that you don't omit any important information.  Poster presenters have 7 minutes to speak, oral presenters have 10 minutes. 
  6. April 8-9, 2015:
    If you’ve entered a poster, you are to go to the Culp Center Ballroom and set up your poster on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 8, between 12 noon and 4:30 pm.

    Please note the change in venue:  The 2015 Forum will be held in the Culp Center Ballroom.

    Don't be late!  Poster presenters need to be present at their posters by 8:30 am on Thursday, April 9th at the Culp Center Ballroom; oral presenters need to check in at the ASRF Information Desk on the 3rd floor no later than 30 minutes before your scheduled time slot on Wednesday, April 8th at the 3rd floor Culp Center ASRF Information Desk.

  7. Now you can enjoy lunch, relax at the Keynote Address, and attend the Awards Ceremony to see if you won!