Presentation Guidelines

We encourage any and all types of creative or scholarly presentations and activities to be made on Quest day.  Please read the following information on how to determine the classification of your presentation.  The length of presentations may be specified by the presenters; however, in order to synchronize the schedule, the presentations  must be either 15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes long. 

It is possible to organize a session that contains a number of different types of presentations.  For example, you may have a session with four 15 minute talks followed by a panel discussion, and a poster session.


  • A standard talk is a fifteen-minute presentation in front of an audience. Talks of different lengths are permissible.


  • A poster is any presentation that requires a board for hanging visual materials with a space in front for the presenter. For the purpose of assigning locations and facilities we must distinguish posters that require minimal facilities and poster-like presentations that require additional equipment or space.

Panel Discussion

  • A panel discussion is a presentation where multiple people talk about a topic, and discuss the topic with the audience.  The length of the panel discussions vary, and are specified by the presenters.

Art Demonstration

  • An art demonstration is an exhibit that is set up where presenters can show their artwork or show off a creative artistic skill.  The length of an art demonstration is specified by the presenters(s).


  • A performance is a dramatic or musical presentation where people conduct a show that portrays their interest, reasearch, class work, or creative talent.  The length of a performance is specified by the presenter(s).


  • A contest can be conducted by anyone, and the necessary supplies, and facilities can be requested in the other needs in the equipment needs section.


  • You may have an exhibit of cars, or the results of a design exercise. 

Here are some examples of additional activities that can be presented at Quest 2013.

  • Computer graphic displays
  • Demonstrations
  • Readings
  • Symposia