SUMS at James Madison University

Information for Presenters


Talks will be 15 minutes, with 5 minutes extra for questions and changing rooms. Here are some sites that may help with preparing for talks:

Technically Speaking, a great new site with video examples of common mistakes and how to avoid them
A collection of useful links, including several excellent articles about academic talks, and a LaTeX slide template
Notes on Giving a Research Talk
Notes on Giving Math Talks
How to give a good undergraduate math research talk



Poster stands and mounting materials (binder clips, thumbtacks and staplers) will be provided. Additional material or equipment is the responsibility of the presenters.

Poster Layout

Some sample posters