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Appalachian Student Research Forum

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Instructions for Oral Presenters
  1. Oral Presentation sessions will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at the Millennium Centre.  Please arrange your schedule accordingly.

  2. The deadline for submitting an abstract for oral presentations is Friday, March 2, 2018.  (Note: see the Abstract Guidelines page for the rules for creating your abstract.)  View a helpful Timeline for your presentation preparation activities.

  3. Oral presentations must be limited to ten (ten) minutes in length, followed by five minutes for judges' questions. 

  4. We encourage you to attend a FREE Oral Presentation Workshop offered by the Honors College.  The workshop will be held March 20 at 3:45 pm in the Great Room (room 109) in Yoakley Hall (no registration necessary).  The Oral Presentation Workshop is a 1-hour discussion concerning talk prep and tips for students participating in the upcoming Boland Symposium or Appalachian Student Research Forum.
  5. Important: Speakers are REQUIRED to e-mail an electronic copy of their PowerPoint presentation to    no later than 12 noon Monday, April 2, 2018, so that all presentations are uploaded at the facility and ready to project on time.  Please ensure that your PowerPoint file is complete, accurate, and error-free, as no changes will be allowed after the submission deadline.

  6. Please be aware that it is each student's responsibility to notify his/her instructor(s) in advance of the impending absence from class on the dates of the Forum.  A letter serving as the "Class Absence Authorization Form" will be emailed to students prior to the Forum.

  7. On the day of the oral presentations, all speakers should check in and pick up their name badge and lunch ticket at the Forum Information Desk, located on the Millennium Centre first floor, no later than 30 minutes before your scheduled speaking time.  Do not enter a presentation room while a presentation is in progress.  When you arrive in the room, identify yourself to the session moderator.  

  8. You should check the Digital Commons schedule for your presentation time and room number.

  9. Speakers  should plan to attend the lunch, keynote address and awards ceremony which take placeon Thursday, April 5. 

  10. Photos (individual and group) of all award winners will be taken during and after the awards ceremony. Therefore, all award winners should stay until the ceremony is finished.

  11. Remember to copy and distribute the Class Absence Authorization Letter to your instructors.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please e-mail your question(s) to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at .


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