Conference Resources


Presenting Papers

At the NRHC conference, papers are typically part of a 3 or 4 person panel session that lasts 80 minutes.  Each student presentation should be 10-15 minutes long, and reading your paper straight from the page is discouraged.  It is much more powerful to present the material from your paper, so make sure you rehearse and plan your presentation.  Typically one page of double-spaced written text takes about 2 minutes to read, so a paper of 5-6 pages maximum is a good place to begin your preparation.

PowerPoint Guidelines

Developed by Steve Snow, these guidelines are essential reading for anyone planning to give a PowerPoint presentation. If you will be able to use A/V for your presentation and this is your 1st Presentation – or your 100th – these are great tips to keep in mind and to keep your audience awake! View Presentation

Poster Presentation Guidelines

The basic guidelines for Poster Presentations at NRHC are available here: NRHC POSTER GUIDELINES.  Expanded guidelines are also available here: Expanded Guidelines on Poster Designs

Roundtable Guidelines

Roundtable participants should limit their presentations to a brief five-minute summary of their topic.  The purpose of the roundtable is to generate discussion, so participants should be prepared to engage discussion and consider connections between their own work and that of the other participants at their table.  The discussions will be led by a moderator.

Preparing for Conferences

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Bring Appropriate Clothing for the various events. 

City as Text and Student Events: Casual clothing is best, including comfortable walking shoes for City as Text!Banquets and Presentations: Business Causal is fine, but you may choose to dress formally if you wish – there’s nothing wrong with being overdressed!Take a look at the weather and be prepared!  What if City as Text day brings rain? (Or snow! As it did in Portland, Maine two years ago.) And you don’t want to be wearing winter clothes if it’s 80 degrees out!