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University Writing and Research Symposium
The George Washington University
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Presenters Zeina Hinnawi and Katherine Easter at the 2007 University Writing and Research SymposiumGUIDELINES FOR PRESENTERS

If your work has been selected for presentation at the 2009 University Writing and Research Symposium at The George Washington University, congratulations. The University Writing Program would like to thank you for challenging yourself to take on this significant work at a busy time of the semester.

An academic conference like the Symposium is meant not simply as a chance to to present finished work, but more importantly as an opportunity for scholars to share work in progress with other scholars and with an engaged audience. The Symposium is open to the public, and selection to the Symposium is an honor, so please invite your friends, colleagues, professors, parents, and anyone else you’d like to hear you speak.


The 2009 Symposium will take place Thursday-Friday, April 23-24 at a number of locations on the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses. On both days, it will run from 10:00-5:15.

An information table will be set up in the entrance-area lobby to Post Hall in the Academic Building (large brick building with white columns on the quad) and on the thrid floor of Gelman Library.


Plan to arrive at the room for your session at least 20 minutes before the session is scheduled to begin, and earlier if you'll need to test equipment, set up display materials, or arrange performance space. Speakers are advised to bring bottled water.

How to Present

Visit our "How to Present" page, or go directly to the information on panels, roundtables, or posters.

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Equipment Questions

Visit our "Equipment Guidelines" page, with information on how to prepare for the a/v needs of your presentation, and how to deal with the predictable problems you might expect.

There are notes on your likely computer needs, particularly with respect to PowerPoint, and a special note for you intrepid Mac users.