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Guidelines and Responsibilities for PechaKucha Presentations

Student Responsibilities

Presenters are to:

  • Submit a complete application (including the Abstract) along with completed GradExpo 2014RegistrationForm
  • Completed application materials must be sent to
  • Identify their faculty advisor.
  • Prepare a 20 x 20 PechaKucha presentation. That is 20 PowerPoint slides, one slide/20 seconds on an automatic timer. For a total of 6 minutes 40 seconds.
  • Be present for their entire scheduled PechaKucha session.
  • Submit a complete application (including the Abstract) by Deadline Extended to Wedneday, March 19, 2014 by 4:30 p.m.
  • Have their completed PowerPoint presentation submitted to the GradExpo no later than Midnight Monday the 25th of March 2013. PowerPoints must be submitted in advance scheduling constraints do not allow for time to load your PowerPoint at the time of presentation.
    • All PowerPoints must be PC compatible that is able to display correctly on a PC. Information regarding making PowerPoint presentations PC compatible may be found here. Hints: Save all PowerPoints as *.ppt not *.pptx and imbed all images as JPEGS. Test your PowerPoint on a PC before you submit it.
    • PowerPoints of less than 22MB may be emailed as an attachment to,
    • PowerPoints larger than 22MB must be placed on a DVD and in the GSG offices no later than 4:30 pm Monday the 25th of March.

Faculty Sponsors

The faculty sponsors should verify that the proposed project:

  • Qualifies as research as defined by the faculty sponsor’s discipline.
  • Could be ready for presentation at the GradExpo.
  • Has followed the appropriate ethical guidelines.
  • Provide guidance to their student(s) about presenting a project. This would include feedback and recommendations about:
    • Oral presentation
    • Timed PowerPoint presentation.
    • Has a well written abstract prior to submission as it will appear in the Program Proceedings

General Information

The PechaKucha (Pe-Chalk-A-Cha) sessions will be judged by the audience. After the session starts each speaker will be introduced. Once the go button is pressed by the moderator the speaker starts and the slides change automatically every 20 seconds – up until the last side for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Once you finish there will be a one minute period between presentations – etc.


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