Information for Attendees
Thank you for your interest in attending the 14th 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 live Zoom sessions. Check the program for times and Zoom links.
Mute your microphone when not speaking. Background conversations and other noises can be disruptive to our presenters.
Turn your camera on if possible. Presenters will appreciate the ability to see their audience. If you are comfortable doing so, please leave your camera on during the session. If, however, you will be doing something that may distract the presenter and attendees, please turn your camera off.
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 in the Zoom chat.
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.