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Poster Design

Learn more about creating and presenting projects for the Virtual Undergraduate Conference. This guide provides descriptions, exemplars, and instructions for creating digital presentations for the conference.


Digital poster presentations for the virtual conference should be a single PowerPoint slide detailing various phases of a research project. Presenters have the option to record a 30-45 second elevator pitch describing the project and findings. Audio is not required for the 2022 Virtual Conference. For more on designing a single slide in PowerPoint as an academic poster, check out the Tips for Creating Your Poster tab in this guide.

Digital Poster Exemplar with Audio Recording

Digital Poster Exemplar without Audio Recording

Oral Presentation

Oral presentations for the virtual conference will be recorded PowerPoint or other slideshow presentations. The presentation should be 8-10 minutes long. 

Recorded Oral Presentation Exemplar

Creative Writing Showcase

Students whose work is selected by a blind panel of judges for the Creative Writing Showcase should record themselves reciting/reading their work. Students can choose to read directly to the camera or record a voiceover with other visuals that connect thematically to their work. For inspiration, see The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Big Read Project.

Creative Writing Showcase Exemplar

Artistic Presentation

Performance Art

Students can also participate in the conference by submitting recorded monologues, scenes, musical performances, etc. (max 10 min)

Video/film/multimedia work:

Recorded presentations of multimedia works, particularly Game Design projects, are also welcome! (max 10 min)

How To Record Your Presentation


Record your camera, microphone, and desktop simultaneously. Your video is then instantly available to share through Loom's patented technology.


Easily record your screen with our free screen recorder. You can capture any area of your screen for quick recordings with the option to add audio narration from your microphone and video from your webcam. 

Recording Equipment

Check out the Tech Lending Library to borrow recording equipment.

Recording equipment you can borrow:
  • Cameras
  • Camcorders
  • Microphones
  • Tripods
  • Green screen backdrop