Definition of Presentation Types

Definition of Presentation Types

Paper Presentations

  • A paper presentation is an oral presentation reserved for completed projects for which results are reported as part of the presentation. 
  • Each paper presentation will be a maximum of 12 minutes in length and will be followed by a brief question and answer period of approximately 3 minutes.  
  • Only reports of completed projects that have not been published in a publicly available journal or have not been presented at a previous MNRS conference can be submitted. 

Poster Presentations

  • Reports of completed research projects or research projects in progress may be presented as a poster.

Poster Discussion Presentation

  • Poster Discussion sessions are made up of 8 – 10 poster presentations on a similar topic. 
  • The 90-minute session is divided into 30 minutes for general poster viewing and 60 minutes of discussion led by a moderator. 
  • Each presenter is given a few minutes to present the key points of their poster and is asked a specific question or two by the moderator to begin the discussion. 

20 x 20 presentation

  • A 20x20 presentation offers participants the opportunity to hear from several presenters on a specific topic.
  • The format includes 6 presenters. Each presenter shares their information using 20 slides which AUTOMATICALLY advance every 20 seconds resulting in a fast and informative 6 minutes and 40 second-long presentation. The individual presentations are followed by at least 10-15 minutes of group discussion facilitated by the group’s lead presenter.
  • The goal of this format is to create a greater opportunity for conversation and dialogue in the session.

Postcard presentation

  • Postcard Presentation sessions are made up of 5 – 10 presentations
  • Each presenter will have a single electronic slide to give a 5-minute presentation of the key points
  • Presenters will be encouraged to print ~30-50 postcards or ½ sheet of paper for guests to include the title and presenter contact information.
  • Discussion at the end of the session will be led by a moderator.
  • This format is an excellent networking opportunity and opportunity to provide information on new methodology, recruitment methods, new/exciting research and implementation, or literature review findings.