Information For Authors


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Presentation Guidelines

Poster Presentations


  • Landscape orientation 48"x36"
  • Posters should not be thicker than standard poster weight (no foam core backing)
  • Poster hanging materials (T-pins) will be provided
  • Posters must be readable from four feet away
  • Presenters must be available to discuss their poster during the entire session
  • Poster should include:
    • presentation title
    • student name
    • research advisor name
    • department

Oral Presentations

  • Presentations will be scheduled into 15 minute blocks: 10-12 minutes for presentation and 3-5 minutes for Q&A and transition
  • Presentations should include an introduction and use layman terms as opposed to academic jargon
  • Visual aids should be used, if possible
  • Projectors and PC's are provided
  • All students must bring a USB flash drive containing their presentation
  • Macs are not provided
  • If you have a Mac, you must provide your own adaptor

Fine Arts

  • An abstract or artist’s statement is required for visual arts
  • Video and film presentations must be no more than 15 minutes
  • Visual arts projects will be set up in a poster session, and presenters are expected to stand by to explain the process

Creative Performance

Utah Valley University is pleased to announce a call for creative submissions in Music, Theatre, Dance, Art & Design, Film, and Intermedia. Creative performance submissions will be presented in the Ragan Theatre.

  • Presenters will introduce their work with a 5 minute synopsis of research and intent, creative process, and concluding evaluation and significance to the field.
  • Performances must not be more than 10 minutes (15 minutes total including set up/take down of sets)
    • Lighting options: lights up, warm or cool, lights down (fade or black out)
    • No curtain in between pieces

Visual Art Presentations (Drawing, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Ceramics)

  • Visual arts projects will be displayed with poster presentations. Presenters are expected to stand by to explain intent and process. Table and easels will be provided

Author Guidelines for Creative Submissions

Abstract submissions must:
  1. State the central research question or creative intent of the research.
  2. Provide a brief discussion of the creative process and methodology.
  3. Evaluate the overall effectiveness of the creative work and significance to the field.
  4. Be well organized.
Other formatting guidelines:
  1. Abstracts should be no more than 450 words in length.
  2. References are allowed within abstracts, but are not required. The Reference list does not count towards the word limit.
  3. If including images and/or figures, limit them to no more than one page in addition to the abstract text.
Have the following information available when submitting your abstract:
  1. Name and e-mail address for each faculty mentor and co-author
  2. Presentation type: Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Art & Design, Film, Intermedia
  3. Names of performers
  4. UVU Students: Include your IRB approval number, if needed

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