Conferences 101: What Happens, What to Do, and How to Do it Well

To see how conferences are structured, how students present research, how sessions are moderated, and much more, check out the documents below (click to enlarge) and the brief videos at right. 

The animated videos were made here specifically for the IVC/SC Student Research Symposium. Not all conferences have all the different kinds of presentations (oral / poster / performance) or research stages (preliminary / ongoing / complete) shown here. Also, many conferences do not allow students to be moderators. Still, they contain advice valuable in almost any conference situation and give you a good idea what to expect.

The live-action videos were made by Prof. Joseph Holliday of El Camino College at the 2013 HTCC conference. They show a typical oral presentation and an overview of the poster session.