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Documentary Guidelines

Please be sure to work closely with your faculty mentor as you prepare for the conference.

Practice & Set Up Before the Conference

  • Students will have a total of 20 minutes to exhibit their documentary projects. Ideally, 5 of these 20 minutes will be set aside for Q&A with audience members. If your documentary/video is more than 15 minutes in length, you should design your presentation to include, 1) your own remarks and descriptions of your film project, and, 2) select highlights from the film. If your documentary is longer than 20 minutes, please notify Dr. Nick Parsons ( as soon as possible.
  • The conference committee anticipates that presenters will use a variety of technologies in their presentations. Please work closely with your faculty mentor to be sure that we are aware of your technology needs well ahead of the meeting.
  • If you're utilizing a computer for parts of your talk, please test your presentation on a PC ahead of time. All presentation rooms are equipped only with PCs.

Conference Details

  • The CREATE Conference is scheduled for April 21, 2017 at Eastern.
  • Please plan to attend many of the other conference activities (opening ceremony, poster sessions, art exhibit, etc.) scheduled for the day.
  • Conference registration will be held in the Student Center Cafe.

During Your Session

  • In order to provide assistance, room moderators will be present in your assigned classroom. You may want to visit the room after registering to get a sense of the presentation setting.
  • Please check in with the faculty moderator of your session a few minutes before the session begins. The moderator will introduce presenters as well as assist students with staying inside time limits.
  • It is considerate for presenters to stay for the entire session/conference if possible.
  • Be aware that some people in the audience may move between sessions in order to see other presentations. Moderators will explain that moving between sessions should be done during the question period, so as not to disrupt the presenter.