Ways to Participate—Faculty and Staff

 

UTC faculty and staff may participate in poster, podium, panel, and performance presentation sessions. In addition, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the Research Elevator Pitch Competition.

NOTE: Before registering for the conference please make certain that you are available to present your work on Tues. April 14 and/or Wed. April 15, 2020. When you register for the conference you may indicate your session preference. Conference staff will make every effort to accommodate registrant preferences; however, space limitations will dictate the final schedule.

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Information Regarding Group Presentations

One application will be submitted by the primary presenter on behalf of the group. Gather the following information for EACH Group member before beginning the registration form.

  1. Full Name
  2. Email Address
  3. Major/Discipline 
  4. T-shirt size

Poster Presentation Sessions will feature individual or group research posters, creative works, models, and other interactive modes of communication. Faculty and staff poster sessions will be scheduled on DAY ONE and TWO of the conference.

DAY ONE- Tues. April 14, 2020

  • Poster and Display Session One is scheduled from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Poster and Display Session Two is scheduled from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

DAY TWO- Wed. April 15, 2020

  • Poster and Display Session One is scheduled from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Poster and Display Session Two is scheduled from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

You may indicate your session preference of the registration form

Poster and Display Presentation Format Details

* Posters will be affixed to a foam board. Displays may include a combination of poster and other display materials such as models, works of art (painting, photographs, sculptures, musical scores, poetry, etc.), simulations (using laptop computers, tablets, etc.), Augmented Reality (AR) or Virtual Reality (VR) displays, and other interactive materials.

Poster Sizes

Your poster must be sized to one of the following size dimensions:

3 x 4 OR 4 x 7 feet.

Recommended size: 3x4

Need a poster template sized to the appropriate dimensions? Download a UTC branded PowerPoint poster template below.

 

Poster Printing

  • Presenters are responsible for printing their own posters. Clips will be provided for affixing posters to boards.

Podium presentation sessions will feature individual or group oral and visual presentations.

Faculty and staff podium presentation sessions will be scheduled on DAY ONE and TWO of the conference.

DAY ONE- Tues. April 14, 2020

  • Podium/Panel Session One is scheduled from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Podium/Panel Session Two is scheduled from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

DAY TWO- Wed. April 15, 2020

  • Podium/Panel Session One is scheduled from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Podium/Panel Session Two is scheduled from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

You may indicate your session preference on the registration form

Podium Presentation Format Details

  • Podium presentations can include performances such as speeches, scholarly talks, or discussions about a work of art (an artist’s talk for example).
  • Podium presentations will run no more than 15 minutes in duration including questions. Presenters will load the slide deck (and/or other visual components) on to computers in the assigned presentation room after check-in. Presenters are encouraged to check in early to allow ample time to load presentations and check equipment.

TIP: Slide presentations should be stored in multiple formats including on a jump drive, cloud storage, and e-mail to ensure accessibility.

Download UTC branded PowerPoint presentation templates below.

Select a Template

Widescreen:16-9

Standard:4-3

Logo Bottom Design (16-9)

Logo Bottom Design (4_3)

Logo Side Design (16_9)

Logo Side Design (4_3)

Will feature opportunities to present a new topic and get feedback on aspects of a current research project or creative endeavor. Sessions will run no more than 30 minutes in length.

Performance Presentations will include individual or group performances in music, theatre, dance and other creative formats.

DAY ONE- Tues. April 14, 2020

  • Performance Presentation Session One is scheduled from 900 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Performance Presentation Session Two is scheduled from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

DAY TWO- Wed. April 15, 2020 (no morning session on day two.)

  • Performance Presentation Session is scheduled from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

You may indicate your session preference on the registration form

Performance Presentation Format Details

  • Performance presentations can include individual or group performances in music, theatre, dance and other creative formats. Performances will run no more than 30 minutes in duration. Performers are invited to check-in early to arrange props or other performance materials, and check equipment. ( Presenters may request equipment needs on the registration form)

Faculty and staff performances will be scheduled on DAY ONE and TWO of the conference in the UC auditorium.


Faculty and Staff Elevator Pitch Competition

The UTC faculty and staff elevator pitch competition will feature four-minute persuasive pitches (4 slides maximum) to propose a research project, community engaged, global or service learning project, scholarship, or creative activity. Presentations will be evaluated by a panel of non-expert community judges. The Elevator Pitch Competition will be scheduled on DAY TWO of the conference, Wed. April 15.

REGISTER for the Elevator Pitch Competition.

The pitch competition will provide a platform for faculty and staff to propose an idea for a research project, scholarship, or creative activity. The aim of the pitch is to convince a panel of non-expert judges that your proposed work has high value, and will make an important contribution to society. Faculty and staff preparing grant proposals will find this challenge particularly valuable. Space is limited for this Register Early!

Faculty Elevator Pitch Competition is scheduled from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM on April 15, 2020.

NOTE: Competition open to current UTC faculty and staff.

  • are limited to 4 minutes in duration and will be timed.
  • are limited to 4 total slides (including introductory / title slide).
  • should be appropriate for a well-educated general audience most of whom will not be experts in your particular area of scholarship or creative expression.
  • will be grouped into 3-4 topical categories based on the submitted applications. We anticipate that the categories will be STEM, Health, Arts & Humanities, and Social Sciences – but we may make adjustments based on the submitted presentations.
  • Grand Prize: Winner will receive funding to support a part-time graduate assistantship for the 2020-21 academic year.

  • Category Prizes: Winners in each category will receive a $1,500 mini-grant to support their research, scholarship, or creative endeavor.