Contributed student talks will be fifteen minutes. The talks will run in parallel sessions. There will be 5 minutes between talks to allow the participants to move between sessions. We try to organize sessions by subject area. All of these practices are typical at conferences such as the Joint Math Meeting and MathFest.

We recommend that your presentation take no more than 12 to 13 minutes, and to save the last few minutes to answer audience questions. Each session will have a moderator who will introduce you and enforce time limits to keep our parallel sessions in sync. 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.

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