How can I participate?
Faculty registration form. Have this information ready:
- Date, time, and URL of the Zoom session, sometime during the week of April 20-24
- A title and abstract for the session
- The names of the students who will present
- When you have this information, complete the faculty registration form.
Student registration form. Have this information ready:
- Type of contribution (3-minute video, other video, art, writing, other)
- Academic department or program
- The name and email of a faculty mentor.
- The names of all co-researchers.
- An abstract of your contribution. Not too long. 2-3 sentences is great.
- A link to your material. (If your material is not a video, you may upload the material.)
If you use PowerPoint, export your presentation as a video in mp4 format.
If you have a Google account, upload your video to YouTube and get a link to your video.
- When you have this information, complete the student registration form.
Registration is due by the end of Monday, April 13. We will continue accepting submissions through the end of this week.
More on the 3-Minute Research Video
- For tips and help, visit the Speech and Communication Center website. They have excellent resources about communicating effectively in video format. Also, they have coaches that will personally help you through the process and provide feedback.
- SU Marketing made a short video on creating great looking and sounding videos in your own home.
- Write a script, don't just try to wing it. Time yourself reading the script so it's under 3 minutes, then build your video around the script.
- The first 15 seconds are the most important. Grab your viewer's attention and make them want to keep watching! Say something exciting or intriguing.
- The last 15 seconds are the second-most important. Leave your viewer with a lasting impression that they've seen something worth knowing.
- Remember your audience. People clicking on videos on the conference website are curious and intelligent, but they are not experts in your area. Avoid technical jargon like metallacrowns, autophagy, and isomorphisms. Your purpose is to inspire them, not teach them. If you can excite someone about your research area, then hopefully they will seek out more information on their own.
You can say a lot in 3 minutes! A couple 3-minute-ish TED talks:
Here are a few featured, actual submissions to our conference. The bar has been set high! Can you do better? :-)
- Analysis of Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda) Tree Ring and Climate Records of Assateague Island and Chincoteague Bay Region, Virginia
- Racism, Individualism, & Government Support