Learning Through Research

Pre-ISSoTL Call for Posters

Call for Poster Abstracts

Pre-ISSOTL CUR Symposium, October 22, 2014|9:00AM-4:00PM

In this day-long symposium we plan to explore how undergraduate research programs can provide individuals and institutions opportunities to nurture creativity and passion in students and faculty. Posters will play key roles in this seminar.  In particular, viewing and discussing posters will be central to a number of the sessions.  Once received, the delegate's posters will be available for pre-viewing on CUR's website and afterwards will be central to disseminating the seminar proceedings.  We are interested in posters about undergraduate research and inquiry, focused on the theme and subthemes of the symposium:
  • Leveraging innovation, design thinking, and creativity in undergraduate research
  • Fostering interdisciplinarity and collaborative scholarship
  • Ideating transformative learning spaces and structures
  • Engaging external stakeholders and building partnerships
Posters will be available for viewing during the symposium.  An interactive poster viewing session will be held for authors to discuss their poster with other delegates. The interactive viewing session will include the opportunity to present the poster in a mini ‘pecha kucha’ format. One author from each poster will have six PowerPoint slides to present key ideas from their poster.  The slideshow will be timed so each slide is shown for 20 seconds before advancing automatically – thus the entire presentation is only 120 seconds (2 minutes).
When you submit your poster abstract you need to indicate if you want to participate in the pecha kucha session.  If so, you will need to  email your PowerPoint files to rachel.spronken-smith@otago.ac.nz no later than September 30. She will check your file and slideshow is working properly. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss your presentation, please feel free to email Rachel directly.


All delegates are invited to submit a poster abstract by July 25, 2014 to studentprograms@cur.org.
Notifications of acceptance to the poster session will be sent in early August.
Pecha kucha slides to Rachel, September 30, 2014.
Digital poster to studentprograms@cur.org, October 7, 2014.
Posters abstracts should include: Title, Author(s), name of institution(s), an abstract, and indicate participation in either 'pecha kucha' presentation or traditional poster session. Abstracts should be a maximum of 350 words.
All posters have to meet the ‘technical requirements’ for submission – see below.
  1. Document should be sent in Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt or .pptx format) or Adobe .pdf format.
  2. Document should be no larger than 2MB as .ppt, .pptx, or .pdf.
  3. File name should be in the following format: ISSOTLLeadAuthorLastNameFirstInitial with no spaces or special characters.  For multiple submissions by the same author, add the number 1, 2, etc.  (for example: ISSOTLJenkinsA2),
  4. Documents should be submitted via email attachment to studentprograms@cur.org by October 7, 2014 and include ISSOTL Poster in the Subject line.
If in doubt about these requirements please consult your institutional technical staff.
All delegates who have prepared a poster for putting on the seminar website at CUR are expected to bring a hard copy to Quebec City for display and discussion at the seminar (posters should not exceed 48 inches wide by 48 inches tall).


Queries about the academic program may be made to the Workshop Convenors:
Kelly McConnaughay, Council on Undergraduate Research, kdm@fsmail.bradley.edu 
Rachel Spronken-Smith, ISSOTL,