Tips for attending the SDSU Student Symposium

The event will be on March 1 and 2, 2024 in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union. All of the poster and oral presentations will be held on Friday and the awards ceremony will be held on Saturday.

Types of sessions

There are four types of sessions: poster presentations, oral presentations, performance/films, exhibits.

Attending a poster presentation is easy, and it's a great way to talk with students who are working with faculty in your field!  

  1. Once you find a poster you want to learn more about, look for the person standing by the poster and ask "Is this your poster?"
  2. Assuming you get a "Yes," ask the presenter to walk you through their project. (Yup, that's it! You don't even have to read what they have there!)
  3. If you want to know more, follow up with questions about their research project.

Attending oral presentations is easy, just arrive before the session starts if possible.  You will hear a series of short presentations (about 10 minutes each), followed by a 5-minute question-and-answer session. You may enter or leave a session in between presentations, but be polite, quiet, and discreet. 

For performance/films, each presenter is allotted 10 minutes, followed by a 5-minute question-and-answer session. Participants and guests are asked to enter or leave the rooms only between presentations

Maximize your experience at exhibit presentations by actively engaging with exhibitors during the full 1-hour and 30-minute discussion period. Explore a variety of artistic expressions and scholarly investigations, spanning ceramics, socially-engaged art practice, and more. Take the opportunity to inquire about the creative processes driving each presentation. Your involvement enhances the experience for both you and the exhibitors.

S³ Scavenger Hunt

Explore and engage with S³ by participating in the scavenger hunt! Upon registration, students will receive a stamp card. Locate the designated stamping stations throughout the venue and mark off at least 4 out of the 6 items on the list for your chance at winning a prize! (Must be present at S³ Awards Ceremony on March 2 to win)