Festival of Excellence

Presentation Formats

* Includes two minutes for Q&A.
† Followed by 5 minute transition.
‡ Requests for presentation time greater than 15 minutes may be considered for this format, and will be on a case-by-case basis.
Note: The FoE committee may reassign your presentation format at its discretion. If you are reassigned, you will be contacted.


  • 15 minutes*†
  • An individual or group addressing an audience about a given topic. As all oral presentations will take place in mediated classrooms, this format may include a slideshow presentation.


  • 1 hour
  • A poster describing the subject of the presentation. Presenters will stand with their poster to answer questions. Posters should be no more than 40x60 inches (30x40 and 40x60 are suggested, portrait or landscape), but otherwise are at the presenter's discretion regarding formatting.
  • Posters printed by Copy & Post may be submitted in JPG, PNG, or PDF format, and must be accompanied a Poster Printing Submission Form.
  • The Festival of Excellence will cover printing costs for posters based on the following schedule:
    • Posters turned in to Copy & Post by Friday, March 22, 2019, 7 pm will be paid at 100%.
    • Posters turned in to Copy & Post by Monday, March 25th at 7 pm will be paid at 50%.
    • Posters turned in to Copy & Post by Wednesday, March 27th at 7 pm will not be paid for but will be accepted.
  • If presenters have an existing poster or elect to have their poster printed somewhere other than Copy & Post, the poster must be received by Trudy Widup no later than 5pm on March 27th. Exceptions to this rule may be made on a case-by-case basis if presenters contact trudywidup@suu.edu and festivalofexcellence@suu.edu by March 22nd.


  • All Day
  • Static presentations, such as artwork, designs, technical drawings, or other physical objects which can be viewed without presenter commentary. Presenter not required to be present for full time


  • 15 minutes*†‡
  • An active presentation, requiring more space or materials than an oral presentation.


  • 15, 35, or 55 minutes*†
  • A group of papers or projects that possess a unifying topic, method, or interdisciplinary connection. These projects will be presented consecutively in one location.


  • 15 minutes*†‡
  • A short piece of theatre, dance, music (vocal or instrumental), etc.

Gallery Talk

  • 15 minutes‡
  • Identical to a Display presentation, but the presenter will be assigned a period of time in which they will be present to discuss their presentation and answer questions about it. Display will remain up all day.

Remote Presentation

  • 15 minutes*†
  • Identical to Oral presentation, but given from off-campus using Zoom.


  • 15, 35, or 55 minutes*†
  • A discussion in which participants discuss a topic in an open forum. The discussion can be led by a moderator, formatted with specific questions in mind, etc. It should not be multiple structured presentations.


  • 6 minutes, 40 seconds
  • 20 slides displayed for 20 seconds each. Back-to-back presentations. No Q&A.