Presenting at the Symposium

The 13th Annual Academic Symposium will be held in-person this year on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 with an option to participate virtually by submitting your video presentation in advance. As an Academic Symposium presenter, you are showcasing some of the best student work at Campbell University. We hope you enjoy this experience!

Before preparing your presentation, be sure to read the Presentation Guidelines for the type of presentation you are giving (oral, poster, art, or performing arts). This will give you an idea of what to expect, and describe any formatting requirements.

All students will have the opportunity to receive feedback, but only students who opt-in for judging will have their presentations scored and be eligible for awards.

Student presenters are encouraged to dress professionally. The campus Career Closet, located in the Student Success building is available for students to shop if they are in need of professional clothing. No appointment is needed, just drop by the Student Success building. For more information about the Career Closet:

Presentation Guidelines

  • Oral presentations will take place in a classroom setting with the presenter(s) at the front of the room.
  • A computer will be available, so bring any visual aids with you to your presentation on a USB drive (e.g. PowerPoint). Keep a copy of your presentation in your email as a backup.
  • Each student/group will have 20 minutes to present: 15 minutes to speak and 5 minutes for questions. Be sure to practice your timing; the schedule must be enforced to accommodate the presenters before and after you.
  • A moderator will track your time and give you a 3-minute warning during your presentation.
  • You may reserve a study room to rehearse prior to the Symposium. It may be helpful to invite individuals who can provide objective feedback.

  • The poster session will run from 3:15-5pm. The first fifteen minutes will be exclusively for judges. You may arrive between 2:30 and 3:15pm on Wednesday March 29 to set up your poster in Ballroom A & B.
  • During the session, you will stand by your poster and answer questions. Be prepared to give a 3- to 5-minute summary of your research to your audience.
  • Boards and pins for mounting posters will be provided.
  • The library can print posters for interested Symposium participants. The first poster print is free. Reprints will cost $10.
    • If printing in the Library, submit the final draft of your poster via this online submission form by Wednesday, March 22, 2023. If using the library poster printer, poster dimensions may be no larger than 36in x 48in.

  • Please upload online presentations by Wednesday, March 22nd.
  • Please be sure to include narration in your online presentation.
  • Please upload your video presentation as an MP4 file. Watch this workshop to learn how: 'Creating a Video Presentation'
  • Once we have collected your presentation materials, they will be published in the online schedule for our campus community and guests.

  • Performances will take place from 4:10-5pm in Butler Chapel.

  • Artwork and exhibits may be set up in Ballroom A & B between 2:30-3:15pm on Wednesday, March 29th.

Presenter Workshops

This year, in-person workshops will be scheduled based on presenter interest. If the workshops aren’t held this year or you are unable to attend on the scheduled date, please check out these recorded workshops: