22nd Annual Erickson Conference, May 3, 2024

Information for Presenters

Oral Presenters

There will be three oral presentations per room in each session, with each presentation scheduled for 15 minutes maximum. Presenters should plan to talk for 10 - 12 minutes, allowing about 3 minutes for questions. Each classroom is equipped with a projector, screen and computer. Each session will be facilitated by a faculty moderator, who will introduce each talk and ensure that talks run in a timely manner. Please practice your talk to ensure that you can finish within the time allotted.

To facilitate smooth transitions between presentations, all presenters should upload their presentation files to the shared OneDrive folder corresponding to their assigned session and room, no later than 11:59 pm on Thursday, May 2, 2024. You should also bring a backup copy with you, just in case.

Digital Posters

Digital posters will be presented in the active learning classrooms (OMH 135 and and OMH 138). Each table has hookups to its own monitor. You will need to provide your own laptop or device to connect (via a HDMI or VGA connection). The format of your presentation is flexible - you can show a video, a PowerPoint presentation, a website or app you created, etc. Presenters should plan to be available for the full 30 minutes of your assigned session. You will receive information about your assigned room before the conference.

The aspect ratio of the tv monitors means that the monitors are not suitable for displaying an entire poster. If you do not wish to print a poster, consider breaking the poster into smaller sections, to make it easier for your audience to see your work.

Printed Posters

You will be able to hang your posters after 12:00 pm on Friday, May 3, 2024. Please be sure your poster is up by 5:00 pm.

Format: PowerPoint. Be sure to select a font and font size that is appropriate for reading at arms' length.

Size: If you choose to have the Erickson Conference cover the cost of your poster, then please use dimensions of 24" x 36" (2 ft x 3 ft). [NOTE: You may present a larger poster, but you are responsible for the cost of printing.]

  • In PowerPoint for Windows, select the “Custom” option of the “Slide Size” function under the “Design” tab and enter the desired size for you poster.
  • In PowerPoint for Macintosh, select Page Setup from the File Menu. For the "Slides sized for:" option, select "Custom". Enter the desired width and length in the boxes indicated. Double-sheck that the correct slide orientation is selected.

Printing: Please follow the instructions below to have your poster printed. Once printed, all posters will be delivered to Otto Miller Hall. You will be notified when your poster is ready to pick up. NOTE: If you submit by the deadline, printing costs will be covered by the Erickson conference.

Need inspiration? Three good websites for designing posters are: How To Design an Award-Winning Conference Poster, Designing Conference Posters and Poster Presentation tips

Directions for uploading posters for printing:

  1. Posters must be uploaded for printing by 1:00 PM on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 to ensure sufficient time for printing and delivery.
  2. Prepare your poster in PowerPoint format. Be sure to use the sizing restrictions and instructions shown above. Those larger than 24" x 36" are the financial responsibility of the authors.
  3. Convert your file to a high-quality PDF and ensure that all images and fonts look appropriate. (if the option is available: select 'include bleed' or PDF with crops - high resolution).
  4. Title your poster file SPU_Erickson_(your last name)
  5. Upload your poster file to the OneDrive folder set up for the Erickson conference (you will need to log in with your SPU account).