Students only need to prepare recordings of their presentations which will be uploaded to the Digital Commons at the Clark Memorial Library – students nominated for Trustees’ or Humanities Awards will give a live presentation. All other students will have the option to present live or via recording. You will need to select your option for presentation when submitting your abstract. 

Oral presentations should be no more than 15 minutes long, unless it is a large group, in which case the presentation may be up to 45 minutes long. Poster presentations should be kept to 5 minutes long.

Oral and poster presentations need to be saved as an MP4. Students should send their MP4’s to Marie Richey ( after their abstracts are accepted. Presentations must be submitted by March 29, 2024 at 11:59pm.

Recording your presentation:

We recommend making the recording of your presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint, you can find directions for that here: 

Saving your presentation as an MP4:

After recording your PowerPoint you can save it as an MP4 following these directions: 

You are welcome to make a recording at any time and hold onto it before submitting it.

Other Recording Options

You may also decide to record your presentation using some screen-capture software. Common examples include:

Other options are also available. Please contact your faculty mentor for other options and help.


Be sure to contact your faculty mentor or Marie Richey: with any questions.