Spring Student Symposium Application

Dynamic E-Poster Option

In 2020, we will also have a limited number of display screens for dynamic e-posters. Students can apply for consideration for this format in the spring symposium application. Preference will be given to students who have dynamic content needs (e.g. embedded video, computer modeling or audio pieces) as part of their poster display. These are not smart touch-screens, so you will need a laptop to display your poster. Most college laptops are already utilized in the oral presentation sessions, so we expect if possible that you will use your own laptop and HDMI connector if you have one. 

See why you might want to consider an e-poster in this video from Middlebury's Clifford Symposium

Application Information

Students: Please discuss with your faculty or staff sponsor what you would like to present. 

Faculty: Please encourage your students to participate.

The online application is at https://sym2020.exordo.com/.
It includes proposal title, abstract (up to 200 words), presenter(s) name, faculty sponsor name, and presentation needs. You will need to create an account using your Middlebury email address.

Deadline to apply is 11:59 pm on Thursday, February 27, 2020.

The system will no longer accept applications after this point so please take this deadline literally. If you think you want to apply, then submit a proposal prior to the deadline.

The application is reviewed by the Sessions Committee for inclusion and session grouping in the symposium. Once accepted, you can revise your submission or withdraw until the final abstracts deadline. It is understood that some projects are a work in progress at the application deadline, final abstracts deadline or even the day of the symposium. Presenting your project where you are, how you arrived there and anticipated next steps are encouraged.

Oral presentations are generally 15 minutes in length (12 min. talk with 3 min. Q&A). Large groups and classes can request 35 min. (1/2 session) or 75 min. (whole session). Poster presentations (includes exhibits) are part of a 45 min. session.

All presentations are provided a space in McCardell Bicentennial Hall, either in a classroom (oral) or the Great Hall and adjoining spaces (posters or exhibits).

If you have any questions about presenting or if your project is appropriate please see the FAQs and the information on presenting first (left sidebar). If you have any technical issues with the application or additional questions please email uro@middlebury.edu