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Presentation Guidelines

Poster Session

The poster session presentations are for students who either:

  1. Have completed and will present pre-dissertation research, such as; thesis research, pilot studies, or research related to coursework. The poster should include research questions, methods, findings, implications, reflections on learning.
  2. Have defended their proposals (or will within the next month or so) but have not yet collected data. The poster should include research questions, methodology, methods, rationale, goals, and ethical considerations.

Poster Preparation Guidelines (adapted from AERA Poster Guidelines)

  • Plan to set up your display 15 minutes before the session is to begin. 
  • The presenting author should be available throughout the session. 
  • Your material should be mounted on a 3-fold poster board. 
  • The poster should be as self-explanatory as possible so that your main job is to supplement the information it contains. 
  • The poster format provides a mechanism for in depth discussion of your research.

A copy of your abstract (250 words or less) should be placed in the upper left portion of the poster, with a conclusion in the lower right hand corner. Although there is considerable room for flexibility, it is often useful to have panels indicating the aims of the research, the methods and subjects involved, and the experimental tasks. Another panel might highlight the important results, with a few panels being used to present the main points in tables or figures.

 

Oral Presentation

Oral presentations, to be given during the breakout sessions, are for recent graduates and students who have either competed their dissertation or have already have completed their data analysis and written up their findings and will defend their dissertation within the term. There will be time for a short question and answer period after presentations. Please submit your powerpoint presentation electronically to DocSymposium@nl.edu at least two full days before the Doctoral Symposium. 

Presentation Guidelines (Adapted from AERA guidelines)

  • The presenter should prepare a power point with the major points of the research. 
  • The presenter should not read large portions of text verbatim.
  • Presentations should no longer than 15 minutes. 
  • Highlights covering such points as the purpose of the study, description of the sample, methodology, problems, major findings, conclusions, or recommendations. The amount of time devoted to each highlight will vary according to the author’s evaluation of the importance of each area.
  • Presenters can also share insights gained from engaging in the research process and advice for new researchers.
Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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