Information for Attendees
Thank you for your interest in attending the 16th Annual Scholarship and Creative Arts Day presentations and performances.
Our student presenters have worked for many months to prepare their Scholarship and Creative Arts Day presentations and performances. As this may be the first time some attendees have participated in a professional conference, this guide has been prepared on conference etiquette—to ensure that our student presenters receive the respect they’re due and to enable everyone to enjoy this learning experience.
Presentation information. Students will be presenting their research during in person sessions. Check the program for times.
Choose an appropriate time to enter or exit the room and try to be quiet in the hallways. Background conversations and other noises can be disruptive to our presenters.
Come prepared to learn. Jot down questions you’d like to ask the student presenter or information you’d like to remember. You can also ask questions during the Q&A portion of the presentation.
Give the student presenter your full attention. Refrain from side conversations and additional activites during the session.
Turn off your cell phones. Do not send text messages during presentations.
Ask relevant, constructive questions. Hold questions until the end of the presentation unless student presenters encourage it while they are presenting. The question-and-answer time is short and not intended to be a debate or a speaker critique. Ask only relevant, constructive questions as you seek to clarify and understand, invite expansion, and make connections. If many people want to ask questions, limit yourself to just one or consider saving your question for another time. Respect the moderator’s decision to conclude the question-and-answer period.