Oral Session Convener Responsibilities

Each oral session will feature concurrent presentations in separate rooms with three to four presenters in each room. On Monday, April 8, 2024, there will be four 50 minute oral sessions which will follow the Monday class schedule from 10:20 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

  • Monday 10:20-11:10
  • Monday 11:30-12:20
  • Monday 12:40-1:30
  • Monday 1:50-2:40

​On Tuesday, April 9, there will be five 75 minute oral sessions which will follow the Tuesday class schedule from 9:30am-4:45pm.

  • Tuesday 9:35-10:50
  • Tuesday 11:10-12:25
  • Tuesday 12:45-2:00
  • Tuesday 2:20-3:35
  • Tuesday 3:55-5:10

Instructions for Conveners/Moderators

  1. Prior to the session, introduce yourself to the faculty research mentors and undergraduate research presenters and inform them that you will be the timekeeper. Presenters and faculty mentors will have name tags. Please be sure to ask for the correct pronunciation of their names.
  2. Sessions must begin and end on time. Begin by welcoming everyone to the CURO Symposium and thanking the audience for supporting undergraduate research. During Monday’s session, invite them to attend the keynote from 3-4 p.m. followed by the poster session from 4-6 p.m. Your role is to make sure sessions run on time.
  3. Let presenters know that you will hold up the 2 minutes left / 1 minutes left / STOP signs to them to keep them on schedule. (These signs will be available in the room.)
  4. Each presenter is assigned a 15 minute time slot. Ask the first presenter to step forward while you introduce the faculty mentor who will introduce the students. If a faculty mentor is unable to attend, introduce the student, specifically the year, major, department and any information about the research the student may have provided. Student introductions should be no longer than 1-2 minutes.
  5. Each student should present for no more than 10-12 minutes, thereby allowing time for questions. Avoid ‘dead air’ by preparing a question of your own in case there are none. If the presentation has not allowed time for questions, please thank the presenter and proceed to the next student.
  6. Refer any questions or concerns about the Symposium to the registration table and please jot down any feedback.

Basic 15 minute oral presentation timeline:

  • 1-2 minutes for student introduction (by faculty member or convener)
  • 10-12 minutes for presentation
  • 1-3 minutes for Q&A