Spoken presentations

ACUR is an excellent opportunity to develop and test your ability to communicate your research ideas and findings (in-progress or complete) to the broader community.

You will have 10 minutes to present your research to a diverse audience, which will include a panel of judges. Be sure to practice your presentation beforehand, so that you know you have the right amount of material for 10 minutes. You may wish to consider speaking with your supervisor/university staff sponsor for their advice about which aspects of your research to include in the presentation.

A good oral presentation will include:

  • A clear statement of your research question or field of investigation
  • A clear statement of the methodology used in your research
  • The background to your research project
  • A summary of your results or anticipated outcomes

Further, because ACUR is a multi-disciplinary conference, you should aim to speak in a way which is accessible for a broader audience.

A moderator will be in the room and will signal you when you have 1 minute left to speak.

At the conclusion of the presentation, audience members and judges will have 5 minutes to ask questions about the research.

You are encouraged to use PowerPoint as an aide, but no more than 5 slides (not including a cover slide, reference list or thank you’s) will be allowed. Depending on your research, you may wish to consider using text, images, tables, graphs or equations – such material should be chosen carefully to highlight the significance of arguments and findings. Please send your PowerPoint slides to dvcaevents@adelaide.edu.au, with ‘ACUR 2017 PowerPoint slides’ in the subject line, at least 48 hours in advance. We will then upload all PowerPoint slides onto the computer in the presentation room, but you must bring a back-up of your slides on a flash drive.