College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

INSPIRE Student Research & Engagement Conference

Submissions

LIVE, VIRTUAL FORMAT!

Due to COVID-19, the 2021 INSPIRE Conference will be held as a virtual experience.

The Conference accepts abstracts for poster, oral and interactive presentations describing
undergraduate and graduate student research, community engagement,
internship/practicum experience, club activities, creative performances, video projects and more!

Please see details about each category listed below.
If you have any questions, contact helen.harton@uni.edu or windee.weiss@uni.edu.
 

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION DETAILS


ORAL PRESENTATIONS will be grouped with similar talks in one-hour Zoom sessions. A moderator will introduce presenters, who will then give their presentation one at a time. Each presenter will speak for about 12 minutes, with 3 minutes for questions from the audience. You may use PowerPoint or other visuals. Presenters are expected to be in the session for the entire time. You may choose to record your presentation and upload it later to ScholarWorks, the UNI institutional depository. You can also choose to upload a paper, your PowerPoints, or other documentation.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS will need to be submitted one week prior to the conference. Presenters will be grouped with similar posters in 30-minute sessions. A moderator will introduce presenters, who will then give an informal talk of about  3-5 minutes to provide an overview of their poster, in Zoom one at a time. There will also be opportunities for audience members to ask questions. Presenters are expected to be in the session for the entire time. You may choose to record your presentation and upload it later to ScholarWorks, the UNI institutional depository. You can also choose to upload a paper or other documentation.

CREATIVE PERFORMANCES will be scheduled in a university performance hall and broadcast live in most cases. Performers will have 10 minutes each to introduce their work (introductions can also be provided to a moderator ahead of time who will read them) and perform. If you own the copyright for your work and any background music or the rights to broadcast it, you may choose to submit a recorded presentation instead. In that case, you would need to upload your recorded performance one week prior to the conference, and you (or at least one member, if a group presentation) would join the stream live to introduce and answer questions about the work. You may choose to record your presentation and upload it later to ScholarWorks, the UNI institutional depository, if you own all copyrights. You can also choose to upload a clip or other documentation. 

Other formats may be available for club activities or other projects that don’t fit these presentation guidelines—contact one of the conference coordinators for more information.

Student Information
Please list first name, last name and major.
Faculty Sponsor(s)
Project Information
Abstracts should be around 50-100 words and explain the purpose and content of the presentation. You can submit a proposal for research or experiences that are in progress.
Scheduling Preference
Please indicate ALL TIMES YOU ARE AVAILABLE to present below. We will try to take these times into account where possible.
Please indicate ALL TIMES YOU ARE AVAILABLE to present below. We will try to take these times into account where possible.
Please indicate ALL TIMES YOU ARE AVAILABLE to present below. We will try to take these times into account where possible.
Please indicate ALL TIMES YOU ARE AVAILABLE to present below. We will try to take these times into account where possible.