Learning Through Research

Oral Sessions


Oral Presentations

Oral presentations are 15 minutes in length with five additional minutes allotted to each presenter for questions. This schedule is strictly enforced.  Oral presentations are held in technology-enabled classrooms.  All presentation classrooms contain the following:

  • Dell computer
  • CD and DVD player running on Windows system, Blu-ray and VHS not supported
  • Speakers that connect to the PC and DVD player
  • LCD projector and large screen
  • Internet connectivity, wired and wireless
  • Windows 7 (64 bit)
  • Full 2010 Microsoft Office Suite
  • Windows Media Player
  • QuickTime
  • VLC
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Internet Explorer
  • Chrome

Notes to Presenters

  • Presenters must use the PC provided.
  • Presenters must bring any digital presentation materials on a USB flash drive and/or CD/DVD. It is strongly recommended that presenters bring a backup of their digital presentation materials, in case their primary digital memory device does not work.
  • The recommended format for presentations is Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 (.ppt), although files saved in older versions of PowerPoint should be compatible.
  • If there are any technical difficulties during the presentation, please inform the moderator who will contact the technical support team.
  • Presenters should arrive at their classroom 30 minutes prior to the start of their session (not their individual talk) to transfer their presentation to the desktop of the PC and to ensure that it opens properly.

Professional Courtesy

NCUR offers an opportunity for participants to observe, learn and practice professional etiquette common to all disciplines. Presenters should remain in the room until all presentations in their sessions are complete. The other presentations may offer new insights, and all presenters deserve the same audience and respect. Spectators to sessions should enter and exit oral and performing arts session rooms between (not during) presentations.