Presentation Formats

In 2017, we will be offering six presentation formats for our participants. Presentation formats include: Interactive Poster Presentations, 30-Minute Topical Presentations, Storytelling Sessions, 60-Minute Breakout Presentations, 90-Minute Seminar/Colloquium/Skill Development Sessions, and 120-Minute Interactive Workshops.

Poster Presentation

A poster is a visual display of a program, paper, or project that is set up in an exhibit space during the conference and staffed by the creator(s). This year our poster presentations will be two hours long and strategically located to provide maximum participation and well as a celebratory atmosphere. 

Learn more about Poster Sessions

30-Minute Topical Presentation

A session involving a 20-minute speaker presentation, followed by discussion or a question and answer period. Topical Presentations are an opportunity for a brief presentation of recent findings and information combined with informal discussion between the presenters and the audience. PowerPoint and overhead presentations are welcomed but each presentation must adhere to the given timeframe so as to be considerate of your fellow presenters.

Storytelling Sessions

Want to take a break from traditional 30 minute topical presentations? We have initiated a new format for presenters and we hope you take advantage of it. Your stories should be consistent with the conference theme and topic areas and they should also reflect the genuine and authentic experience of an individual, a team, a project or a community. For example, a story session could involve a story of a successful or less than successful attempt to engage a multi-disciplinary team of academics in community-based research. A story could also describe the challenges faced and overcome in a project, or in a community setting. The possibilities are endless.

60-Minute Breakout Presentation

A conversation, dialogue, panel or workshop with one or two presenters. These sessions involve interaction with the participants. It should not be a long paper but rather a discussion that invites participation.

90-Minute Seminar/Colloquium

A session involving at least four registered participants, including a moderator/facilitator. At least 15 minutes should be left for audience participation. Organizers and presenters will need to design the session and submit a proposal through the Call for Papers Web site. This is a Conference opportunity to share vital issues important to your organization and communities.

120-Minute Interactive Workshop

A session involving at least three presenters, which is hands-on and provides an extended learning experience for participants.