The following are frequently asked questions about the conference and the guidelines for the presentations.

THE CONFERENCE

What is the conference date?
Saturday, April 28, 2018. 

Where will the conference be held?
The conference will be held at Teachers College 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027. 

When does the conference begin and end?
Registration for the conference begins at 9:00 am and conference presentations begin at 10am. The conference day ends with the Closing Ceremony at 5:30pm followed by a reception from 6pm-7pm.

Will breakfast and lunch be provided?
Yes, both breakfast, lunch, and refreshments at the reception will be provided for registered attendees.

What is the dress code?
The dress code is business casual.

 

PAPER PRESENTATIONS

What is the format of a paper presentation?
Paper presentations are an opportunity to present original research. During each session, two presenters whose work share a common theme present their original research to participants who are interested in that theme. Each session lasts one hour and is equally divided between the two presenters, who each have 25 minutes in total: 15 minutes for presenting their work and 10 minutes for Q&A discussion.

What kinds of content are you seeking?
The 9th Annual Diversity in Research and Practice Conference calls for research papers and multi-modal presentations that examine representation and the factors that perpetuate invisibility of people of color in all experiences of education and human development.

Will there be PowerPoint capabilities or an overhead projector?
There will be PowerPoint capabilities in each breakout room.

How long should my presentation be?
You will have 15 minutes to present your work and then expect 10 minutes for Q&A discussion.

 

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

What is the format of a roundtable discussion?
Roundtable discussions are very flexible sessions and may vary in format from one session to another. All of these sessions offer the opportunity for extended discussion in a small group setting. Typically these sessions will last 60 minutes and will feature 15 minutes of presentation per presenter and 30 to 45 minutes of discussion in the small group.

Will presentation equipment and visual aids be available?
Roundtable discussions will have access to presentation equipment. However, roundtable presenters often bring handouts that serve as visual aids for their discussion. These sessions are designed for in-depth conversation, discussion among colleagues with similar interests and receiving targeted feedback.

 

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

What is the format for a poster presentation?
Poster presentations will be placed on display in Grace Dodge Hall Dining Hall during the luncheon. You may begin to set up your poster when you arrive for registration. A conference volunteer will assist you.

What should I expect during the Poster Session?
During the luncheon, you should remain at your poster, prepared to discuss your work. Attendees browse among posters throughout the luncheon and may stop to speak to those presenting work of interest to them. If you engage in conversation with someone, please also welcome others who approach your poster and may have questions for you. This is also a great opportunity to distribute your business cards.

What should I bring for set-up?
Your content should be mounted on a standard sized poster board. In addition to the poster, we strongly recommend that you bring at least 50 copies of a one-page handout describing your work so that attendees interested in your work have access to more information.

CHANGES TO PRESENTATIONS

How do I change my title, abstract or other information from my submission?
You can send an email to bsnacademic@gmail.com with any title or abstract changes.

 

OTHER QUESTIONS?
Email bsnacademic@gmail.com