University Writing and Research Symposium
An academic conference like the Symposium is meant not simply as a chance to to present finished work, but more importantly as an opportunity for scholars to share work in progress with other scholars and with an engaged audience. The Symposium is open to the public, and selection to the Symposium is an honor, so please invite your friends, colleagues, professors, parents, and anyone else you’d like to hear you speak.
The 2009 Symposium will take place Thursday-Friday,
April 23-24 at a number of locations
on the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses. On both days, it will run from 10:00-5:15.
An information table
will be set up in the entrance-area lobby to Post Hall
in the Academic Building (large brick building with white columns on
the quad) and on the thrid floor of Gelman Library.
Plan to arrive at the room for your session at least 20 minutes before the session is scheduled to begin, and earlier if you'll need to test equipment, set up display materials, or arrange performance space. Speakers are advised to bring bottled water.
Visit our "How to Present" page, or go directly to the information on panels, roundtables, or posters.
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Visit our "Equipment Guidelines" page, with information on how to prepare for the a/v needs of your presentation, and how to deal with the predictable problems you might expect.
There are notes on your likely computer needs, particularly with respect to PowerPoint, and a special note for you intrepid Mac users.