Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations will be 12 minutes plus 3 minutes for audience questions. This schedule will be strictly enforced.

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations are displays on poster boards. They may not include exhibits of models, devices, or computer programs. They must be prepared in advance. Exact dimensions of the presentation space will be provided with the notification of acceptance. The presenter must provide pushpins or Velcro to attach materials to the display board, along with any other supplies. Presenters must be available to discuss their displays during their assigned session.

Other requirements are:

  • Posters must be readable from at least three feet away.
  • The presentation title must be at least two inches high.
  • Beneath the title, the name(s) of the student author(s), and the faculty sponsor must be at least one inch high.

We reserve the right to cancel a presenter’s poster session if the above requirements are not met.

Performing Arts

Performing arts presentations may include creative activities in music, dance, and theater. A jury of performing arts faculty may be asked to review submissions for the performing arts.

An abstract is required for presenters in the performing arts. Primary presenters must complete the Abstract Submission Form. The abstract should describe the performance. Abstracts eligible for presentations in these areas are as follows:

Music

Participants may perform up to 15 minutes in one of the following categories:

  1. Original composition
  2. Composition in the style of a specific musical period, style, or composer
  3. Arranging
  4. Performance
  5. Lecture recital
  6. Research and/or analysis

Resources available on campus during presentation include playback for audio cassette/CD (in a classroom setting only) and percussion instruments.

  • For categories A, B, and C, students must submit a full score (or significant portion of a score if work is in progress) plus a cassette or audio CD cued to the performance.
  • For category D, students must submit a cassette tape or audio CD cued to the performance.
  • For categories E and F, students should follow the standard format.

Name, school, address, phone number, composer, and musical instrument of piece must be attached to all submitted materials. These materials are due at the same time as the abstract.

Dance

Participants may perform solo or small ensemble (up to four dancers). Performances in modern dance, jazz, or ballet should be no more than 15 minutes in length. In addition to the abstract, students must submit a link to a URL containing pictures or video clips of their performance. Name, school, address, phone number, title, choreographer, and idiom of piece must be cited on the link.

Theatre

Participants may present monologues or scenes (up to five actors). Performances may be up to 15 minutes in length. In addition to the abstract, students must submit a link to a URL containing a video clip of the performance and the script. Name, school, address, phone number, and title of piece must be cited on the link.

If you have any questions regarding your performing arts submission, please contact Dr. Garth Claassen, Department of Art, at gclaassen@collegeofidaho.edu.

Visual Arts

Visual arts presentations may be done in drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, video, and film. A jury of visual arts faculty may be asked to review submissions. An abstract is required of presenters in the visual arts. Primary presenters must complete the Abstract Submission Form. The abstract should describe the visual art research question, methodology, and outcomes.

Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, Ceramics, and other Applied Arts

In addition to the abstract, students must submit a link to a URL containing six images of work completed or in progress and an artist’s statement about the work. These materials are due at the same time as the abstract.

For three-dimensional work, two views of each piece should be included. No original work should be submitted with the abstract. The following information must be cited on the link: name, title of work, medium dimensions, school, home address, home phone number, and date.

At the conference all studio artists are required to give a 15 minute oral (digital preferred) slide presentation with 3 additional minutes for questions. Oral slide presentations will be given in or adjacent to the gallery with the presenter's artwork. Oral presentations are required to cover visual research questions, methodology, and outcomes. Slides can be used to cover the historical progression of the work and ideas as well as visual connections with other artists.

Artwork Instructions:

  • Artists who have been accepted for exhibit are responsible for the display of your artwork, including any associated costs. The amount of space available for your exhibit will be given with notification of acceptance. Please plan to hand-deliver 1-3 works of art, depending on size.
  • Hand-delivered artwork must be received by 11:00 on Saturday, May 3, 2008. Please notify an CofI volunteer or staff person in the registration area (located in McCain main floor) that you have artwork to deliver, and they will assist you in transporting your work to the appropriate place.
  • Oil and acrylic paintings must be mounted on stretchers. Drawings, photographs and prints must be matted, shrink-wrapped and ready to hang. Drawing, photographs, and prints may also be framed, but only with Plexiglas.
  • All accepted artwork must remain on display until 5:00 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2008. You are responsible for the repacking of your artwork; however, someone will be present in the gallery to assist you with repacking.

If you have any questions regarding your artwork and exhibit, please contact Dr. Garth Claassen, Department of Art, at gclaassen@collegeofidaho.edu.

Video and Film

Video presentations must be on one half-inch VHS tape (NTSC format), CD-ROM, or DVD (zone free or region 1), and no more than 15 minutes in length. In addition to the abstract, students must submit a link to a URL containing a video clip of their film. Name, school, address, phone number, and title of piece must be cited on the link.

Foreign Languages

If research concerns a foreign language - Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish - the presenter is welcome to submit the abstract and present in that language.