For this virtual conference, students may select from two presentation types:
1) Full-length Talks
Full-length talks are 12- to 13-minute oral presentations with accompanying slides given in front of an audience. This year, talks will take place via Zoom and presenters will share their screens with the audience. The talk is generally structured like an APA-style research report, including the research background, method, results, and conclusions. Following each presentation, speakers will have 2- to 3-minutes to answer questions from the audience. Full-length talks are a good option to consider for students completing thesis or independent study projects and/or for students who will have results to share with the audience.
2) Brief Talks
Brief talks are 3- to 5-minute oral presentations with a few accompanying slides. Brief talks will take place via Zoom and presenters will share their screens with the audience. Time will be allotted at the end of the session for audience members to ask questions of the presenters. Brief talks are a good option to consider for smaller scale research projects and/or research proposals that do not include data.
Given the virtual format of the conference, there will be no poster presentation option.
For tips on preparing and giving a successful presentation, follow this link: https://www.apa.org/science/about/psa/2010/04/presentation