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Indiana University Bloomington

Fall 2016  Beauty

Themester Undergraduate Symposium

Students speak at panel discussion

The Themester undergraduate symposium offers students taking courses in the Themester curriculum bundle the opportunity to present their academic research or creative activity to a broader audience looking at topics related to Themester 2016's focus on "Beauty." Students are invited to attend the conference as audience members or presenters.

Faculty, including course instructors, and staff should contact if they would like to attend the conference.

When: Friday, December 9, 1:30 to 3:30 pm
School of Art + Design, Kirkwood Hall 116 (UPDATED LOCATION)


Proposal submissions and registration deadline: November 14.

Submit to conference» Conference submission is closed.

Poster Session
Most submissions take the form of posters. Posters are a means to present research and prompt further discussion one-on-one or in small groups. Poster sessions are informational fairs, during which presenters stand near their poster and discuss their research with conference participants.

Themester will provide a floor easel for your poster. Themester also has table easel if you require table space for displaying artifacts or other materials. If you require table space or plan to have tri-fold poster, please let us know at

Paper should be printed or mounted on poster board so they can stand on the table or easel. Posters should be no longer than 48" horizontal. Students might choose to use the large format plotter available at the Wells Library to aid in the creation of their poster.

Research Paper Presentations
Themester requires only an abstract or description to be submitted. Presentations will be limited to 10 minutes, including a question and answer period. Complete papers will be due on the day of the conference. If you are submitting a proposal for a group presentation, please designate one person to represent the group for the purposes of submission.

Creative Work or Performance
Creative work could include, but is not limited to, fiction, poetry, performance art or film. Please note the amount of time needed for the presentation of your creative work in your proposal submission.

Panel Discussion
A panel discussion presents multiple views of the same issue. A moderator usually poses questions to panelists.

Please contact if you have questions.