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Required information for student submissions:

1. Title of submission is limited to a maximum of 25 words.

2. Creative writing, poems, stories, personal essays, or dramatic pieces are limited to a maximum of 5 double-spaced pages.

For the visual/performance arts, a digital photograph, video, audio file, or slide of the submission is required.

For many disciplines an abstract limited to a maximum of 200 words is required.  If you are not sure which type of submission is appropriate please consult with your faculty adviser.

3. Type of submission (poster, oral presentation, performance, or display)

4. Class standing

5. Institution

a. Paper Presentations

  • Oral presentations must not exceed 10 minutes plus time for questions.
  • The abstract (200 words, maximum) must be submitted with your registration.
  • Make sure you include the author(s) name(s) and title of the paper in the text of the abstract.
  • Check appropriate boxes under “equipment needs” on the registration form.

b. Posters

  • Printed posters should not exceed 36 inches in width or 48 inches in length. Penn State Berks will provide poster boards, tacks, and easels to display printed posters.
  • Students may display posters mounted on trifold poster board. NOTE: Trifold poster boards must be provided by the student and should not exceed 4 feet in width or height.
  • Please specify which type of poster display you plan to use (display table or poster panel & easel) by checking the appropriate box under "Equipment Needs" on the registration form.
  • Poster presenters must be present for the entire time their poster is displayed.

c. Visual Art Work

  • A digital image of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional visual art submissions must be mailed as a .jpg or .gif or .tif attachment to Martha Aynardi as part of your registration. Make sure you label your attachment with your name, school, and medium.
  • Digital images will be reproduced and inserted into the URC Program.
  • Visual art submissions are limited to one (1) piece of visual art expression unless format dictates otherwise (e.g. triptych or progression).
  • Film submissions must be on VHS or DVD.
  • Film presentations must not exceed 10 minutes.
  • 3-dimensional work must be suitable for display on small tables.
  • The maximum size of framed 2-dimensional work is 48 in. wide by 36 in. high.
  • 2-dimensional work will be displayed on easels.
  • Floor display may be available on a limited basis for free standing sculptures.
  • The size and weight of the art work must be reasonable for one average person to manipulate. 
  • Presenters are responsible for moving, setting up, and removing their own art work.
  • Check the appropriate box under “equipment needs” on the registration form.

d. Performance (original and interpretive pieces)

Dance

  • Dance performances must not exceed 10 minutes. Submit tape or URL of proposed dance.
  • For sound, check the appropriate box under “equipment needs” on the registration form.

Music

  • All musical instruments, including electronic equipment, must be supplied by the performers.  Submit tape or URL of music to be performed. 
  • Accompanists must be supplied by performer(s).
  • Music performances, including set-up and tear down, must not exceed 10 minutes.
  • Check the appropriate box under “equipment needs” on the registration form.

Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Non-fiction

  • Readings must not exceed 10 minutes.  Submit no more than 5 pages.   

Theater

  • Dramatic performances must not exceed 10 minutes in length.  Submit tape or URL of proposed performance. 
  • Check the appropriate box under “equipment needs” on the registration form

e. Film

  • Film submission must not exceed ten minutes in length.
  • Submit a sample of your film via CD, VHS tape, or a URL link to Martha Aynardi, Penn State Berks, PO Box 7009, Tulpehocken Road, Reading, PA 19610 by March 2, 2012.

Equipment Use

Presenters will need to supply their own laptops with their materials already uploaded. Penn State Berks will support the following equipment and technical connectivity requests only:

  • Internet connectivity
  • Overhead projector
  • VCR player with television
  • DVD player with television
  • Microphone
  • Electric outlet and extension cord
  • Music stands
  • Podium
  • Computer projector for screen
  • Sound system (for performing artists)
  • Easel
  • Display table
  • ADA Accomodations

Penn State Berks will provide all reasonable ADA accommodations given institutional resources and timely requests of equipment and technical support needs. Please indicate these needs on the registration form.

ADA Accomodations 

Penn State Berks will provide all reasonable ADA accommodations given institutional resources and timely requests of equipment and technical support needs. Please indicate these needs on the registration form.

 

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Presented by
The Berks County
Higher Education Council

Albright College
Alvernia College
Kutztown University
Penn State Berks
Reading Area Community College

Annual Conference

Saturday, April 21, 2012
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.