Info for Presenters

Are you presenting research or sharing unique or innovative practices at the 2024 University Scholarship and Best Practices Expo? This page is designed to answer your questions.

Delivery Format Options | Schedule at a Glance

Presentation Delivery Formats

What should I know about my presentation delivery format?

  • General Info for Presentations:

    1. Poster: Engage your audience and communicate your research/information through visual images, charts, and/or graphs. This year, presenters will be responsible for designing their own posters although JWU will provide printing services.

    a. Posters must measure 48” wide and 36” high.

    b. We are encouraging a simplified poster design.

    c. Submissions should be sent as a PDF file to the committee at by March 13, 2024.

    d. Simplified poster template links can be found here: Canva poster template (use the 48” x 36” templates), and additional simplified poster templates can be found here: JWU US&BP EXPO Poster templates

    e. All photos must meet copyright compliance regulations.

    f. See additional information about photos here: High Resolution Image Guide

    The Expo Committee will set up your poster for you the morning of the Expo. If you are unable to stay for the duration of the event, we ask you to please leave your poster on display, and we will return it to you after the Expo

    2. Prototype/Creative Work: Display a physical prototype or creative work, prepare a brief explanation of the creative process, and be prepared to answer questions from attendees. Provide detailed specifications of the space and/or logistics needed to display the work in your presentation proposal to ensure that the Expo planning committee can appropriately meet your space needs.

    3. Lightning Talk:* A “lightning talk” is a short-form talk that is limited to a total of 5 minutes. Speak about your topic for three minutes and then respond to questions from attendees for two minutes. This session will include six 5-minute lightning talks, for a session total of thirty minutes. Although you will be speaking during the same session with other presenters, your individual topics may be unrelated.

    a. Send a title slide along with one or two slides about your topic to by March 28, 2024.

    b. Expo committee members will collate your slides with those of the other presenters and advance the slides for each group in order to save time having each presenter sign in and out. We encourage you to practice your presentation to ensure that you remain within the time limit.

    c. If you don’t wish to use slides for the content of your lightning talk, please provide at least one slide containing the topic of your title as well as the name and credentials of each presenter. Please use approved JWU slides, which can be found on JWULink in Tools or Gateway, and use PowerPoint so that we can collate the slides into one presentation.

    3. Round Table Discussion:* Facilitate a 15-minute discussion about your chosen topic with Expo participants in a casual, “round table” discussion format. Participants will rotate after 15 minutes to the next round table discussion in the same room, so you will lead three round table discussions during a 50-minute time block.

    a. A formal presentation is not necessary.

    b. If you would like to provide handouts (optional), please print 20 copies and bring them to the Expo; please also submit an electronic copy to

    4. Panel Discussion or Presentation*: During a 50-minute session, share your opinions, experience and expertise on a given topic/theme alongside three or four other experts in response to questions from a panel discussion moderator and/or the audience.

    5. Traditional Presentation:*
    Individually or with co-presenters, host a 50-minute presentation in a classroom setting on a specific topic. Presentations will be delivered in hybrid format. If you would like us to review your slides ahead of time, we would be happy to do so, but it is not required. Please use approved JWU slides, which can be found on JWULink in Tools or Gateway.

    a. The classroom will be equipped with a camera, microphone, and a support volunteer to moderate the chat and keep time.

    b. If you would like to provide handouts, please print and bring them to the Expo. The capacity of each classroom is 32 participants.

    *Sessions will be recorded.

2024 Schedule at a Glance

  • 8am: Check-in opens
  • 8:30-9:20am: Concurrent Sessions
  • 9:40-10:10am: Poster Presentations
  • 10:30-11:20am: Concurrent Sessions
  • 11:30am-12:30pm: Keynote Speaker
  • 12:50-1:40pm: Concurrent Sessions
  • 2-3pm: Poster Presentations & Mocktails/Networking