2023 Poster Session Conversation Hour

The CCCC Committee on Undergraduate Research is hosting the 2023 Poster Session Conversation Hour on February 23rd, 11:00 AM – 12:00 noon Eastern. Join us to visit with this year’s presenters about their undergraduate research.

You can preview their posters and watch brief video introductions to their research before the conversation hour.

Join the February 23rd Conversation Hour

The conversation hour will be hosted in Gather – a video chat platform. Click here to join the event or copy/paste the event link provided below. If it’s your first time using Gather, you can click the link above at any time to learn about Gather’s features and to try a demo.

Event Link: https://app.gather.town/app/it47dz1F4dYcMWRF/2023%20CCCC%20UR%20Posters
Password: Research

During the 11:00 AM – 12:00 noon (Eastern) Conversation Hour, each presenter (or team of presenters) will have their own presentation space. We’ve pre-loaded the posters, so once you enter the space, follow the arrows to enter and explore the presentation room and stop at posters to visit with presenters. When you approach others in the space, their video will pop-up, and you’ll be able to speak with them.

Navigating the Online Poster Session

You can use the regular web browser on your computer to access the poster session. No installation of anything extra is needed. However, you do need to use a laptop or desktop with a keyboard. Mobile devices will not work. 

Move around in the poster room: Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move up, down, left, and right.

Interact with a poster: Move closer to a poster. When the preview image shows up in the bottom of your screen (as illustrated in the image above), press X on your keyboard to view the poster. You can only see the poster when you are in the area immediately surrounding the poster.

Zoom in/out a poster: Once a poster is brought up on the screen, click the magnifying glass icon on the right side of the poster to Zoom in/out.

Interact with other attendees about your poster: You can hear and talk to the other attendees via video chat when they enter the private space surrounding each poster. If they are not close enough to the poster, they may not be able to see the poster. But you can still hear and talk to the undergraduate researchers and other visitors who are in the same private space.

Mute/unmute yourself: Click the mic icon on your video window in the bottom right of your screen.

Turn on/off your video: Click the camera icon on your video window in the bottom right of your screen.