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Student presentations are a centerpiece of every Alpha Chi convention; in fact, this focus on students distinguishes us from other honor societies. We’re also excited when our alumni members come to conventions and want to present as well. Here are a few benefits of presenting:
Each presenter is eligible for one of the endowed $100 convention presentation prizes announced on the final day of the convention! See the list of prizes on the Convention Presentation Prize page along with the competition details.
Presentation registration will open in early January. The deadline for registering a presentation will be February 20.
Varieties of Presentations: Performance, Poster, PowerPoint
Performances: A good performance presentation should include a discussion of the academics and/or process behind the piece performed. Discussions of creative presentations should help non-specialists understand the craft present in the work. These presenters may use PowerPoint, if so desired. Upon check-in at AX Central on Thursday, musicians, dancers, or other presenters who may need to practice/warm-up may arrange a practice time and place.
Posters: Students wishing to present a poster will do so as part of an oral presentation in a regular, timed slot on Friday or Saturday. During the intermission interval before a presentation, your poster may be affixed using binder clips and removed from the easel board immediately after your presentation. Poster presenters may invite the audience to assemble around their poster if that is their preference. Remember that a poster is a visual communications tool. Since you will be presenting it live, do not include a great amount of small text, as you will be able to present the material orally as well. Posters should be 4’ x 3’ (landscape). Poster Tips: www.ncsu.edu/project/posters
PowerPoint Presentations should be compatible with the most recent version of Microsoft PowerPoint and brought on USB drive. You must bring your presentation to the convention yourself on a USB drive. The national office will not be collecting and loading presentations this year. Most of your audience will be at least 10 feet away from the screen, so plan your fonts accordingly. Due to the tightly timed presentation schedule, we suggest you bring an extra copy of your media and a printed copy of your slides for your own use in case technical issues arise during your session.
Visual Art PowerPoints: Visual art presenters are asked to prepare a PowerPoint for presentation during a regular, timed presentation section this year. Do not bring your original artwork. Include a description of each piece with its title, medium, dimensions (H” x W” x D”), and year created.
Audio-Visual Equipment Provided by Alpha Chi
Each presentation room will be supplied with an LCD projector & screen package, a laptop, and an easel board for affixing a poster. A piano (or professional electronic piano/keyboard), music stand, and audio equipment will also be available in the room assigned for performing arts presentations.
Alpha Chi will contact registered presenters by email or phone 2-3 weeks before the convention with any last-minute details. Once the program is ready, an email notification will be sent to all delegates and the program posted on the conventions page at AlphaChiHonor.org.
Click here to view a sample member presentation judging rubric.
Alpha Chi’s Professional Presenter Standards