WML Academic Symposium Presentation Guidelines

The symposium will take place on Monday, March 23, 2015. Student presenters are encouraged to dress professionally.

Poster Presentations

  • Posters should be delivered to the Research Assistance Desk (1st floor Wiggins Library) by 3:00 pm on Friday, March 20th.
  • Posters must adhere to a 36in x 48in presentation board. Please set poster dimensions accordingly when printing. Boards will be provided.
  • Posters look best when oriented horizontally.
  • For assistance designing your poster, visit the following website with free PowerPoint templates: https://www.posterpresentations.com/html/free_poster_templates.html
  • The library will provide free poster printing for all interested symposium participants.
  • If printing in the library, submit the final draft of your poster to the CMMC librarian via the following link by Friday morning, March 20th: https://library.campbell.edu/services/poster-printing
  • Presenters should plan to stand by their posters and answer questions between 4:00pm and 5:30pm on the day of the symposium.
  • Be prepared to give a 2-minute summary of your research to your audience.

Oral Presentations

  • You are encouraged to reserve a study room and rehearse prior to the symposium.
  • Oral presentations will take place in a classroom setting with the presenter(s) at the front of the room.
  • A computer and projector will be available.
  • Each student or group will be granted 20 minutes to present: 15 minutes to speak and 5 minutes for questions.
    • The schedule needs to be enforced because there are many presenters before and after you. Please be sure to practice your timing.
    • A moderator will be in your room to track your time and give you a 3-minute warning.
    • Limit your presentation to what you know you can cover in 15 minutes, so that you don't have to speak too fast or skip anything.
  • Bring your presentation (PowerPoint, Prezi, etc.) on a USB drive.
  • Keep a copy of your presentation in your email as a backup.


  • Performances will take place in Butler Chapel. Contact Sarah Steele, Head of Research and Instruction Services, to share instrument and setup needs.
  • Performances may last up to 15 minutes with 5 additional minutes allotted for questions.