Information for Presenters and Attendees


You can access the 2018 SIRC schedule by:

  1. Downloading PDF here (last updated: 4/18/18)
  2. Search this site by last name of presenter (use the search window in the left menu bar and search “in this collection”)

Checking In

When you arrive on campus, please check in at the conference registration table in Weyerhaeuser Hall 107 (also known as the Robinson Teaching Theatre: see campus map). Check in is from 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. There will be coffee and pastries!

At check in, you'll receive your conference name tag and final room assignment. Please note: Room assignments may change at the last minute — checking in will ensure that you have accurate information.


Traditional Paper Presentations

All presentation rooms have overhead projectors, PC desktop computers, internet access and sound. You may connect your own laptop to the projector/sound system if you wish. If you have a Mac laptop, you will need to provide your own VGA adapter.

Oral presentations may not exceed 10-12 minutes in order to allow a few minutes for questions. Each session will have a moderator who will watch timing closely. At the end of the session, the moderator will lead a Q&A session for all presenters.

Poster Presentations

Each wall poster may not exceed 48 inches in width. Mounting supplies will be provided at the conference. Tables will also be available for participants who have opted to compose free standing tri-fold poster displays. Students should stay with their posters to answer questions during their assigned poster session.

Session I posters should be set up during check-in (8:00-8:30 a.m.) and must be in place no later than 9:15 a.m. Session II posters should be set up between 10:45-11:00 a.m. and must be in place no later than 11:00 a.m. Session III posters should be set up between 12:30-2:15 p.m. and must be in place no later than 2:15 p.m. All posters must be taken down immediately after your assigned session (10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 3:45 p.m., respectively).

Ideas Exchange (Works-in-Progress) Sessions

Ideas exchange session rooms will be outfitted similarly to traditional paper presentation rooms; however, emphasis will be placed on furniture arrangement conducive to discussion rather than presentation. That is, if a visual aid or technological supplement is necessary to explicate your research, you may want to bring a mobile computing device appropriate for presenting information to a small group of interested parties from your seat.

Ideas exchange participants should come prepared with a brief research pitch (proposed research subject/question, methods, and expected results) along with specific project-related questions to comprise an approximately 10-minute conversation with active participation from the session moderator, other ideas exchange presenters, and conference attendees.

Oral Judging Rubric

Poster Judging Rubric


This year, traditional paper presentations have been grouped into 90-minute sessions. Students have been advised to plan for a 10-12–minute presentation. If your session includes fewer than six papers, you may give your students up to 15 minutes each. Please reserve at least 12-15 minutes at the end of your session for Q&A.

Before the session begins:

  1. Help solve any technical problems. If necessary, contact our IT person (
  2. Ask presenters to pronounce their names if you have questions.
  3. Determine how to divide the time equally among the presenters.

At the beginning of each session:

  1. Welcome the audience and the presenters and remind people to turn off or turn down any phones/noise-making devices.
  2. Introduce the title of the session(s) and/or the names of the presenters.
  3. Establish the amount of time each presenter will have.
  4. Explain the "3 minutes remaining" and "1 minute remaining" cards.

During the session:

  1. Keep track of time and cut off any presentation that is going too long.
  2. Use the "3 minutes remaining" and "1 minute remaining" cards.
  3. Count the number of audience members and note on the form provided at check-in.

At the end of each session:

  1. Politely encourage people to go on to their next session so that the next group is not prevented from entering and setting up.
  2. Remind everyone to fill out their evaluations before they leave for the day and that awards will be presented at the 4:00 p.m. ceremony in Weyerhaeuser Hall 107 (Robinson Teaching Theatre).
  3. Return the session form.
  4. This year, session moderators will also serve as session judges. Judges will be provided with an explanation of scoring procedures and necessary rubrics via e-mail prior to the day of the conference. Please fill out scoring rubrics immediately after Traditional Paper, Poster, and Ideas Exchange Presentations. Return the rubrics promptly, as results will need to tallied before the 4:00 p.m. Awards presentation in Weyerhaeuser Hall 107 (Robinson Teaching Theatre).

Breakfast & Lunch

Two food trucks will be available. The Compass Breakfast Wagon will be set up at 7:00 a.m. right outside the Hixson Union Building (HUB). The Thai Lunch Box will be set up at 11:00 a.m. also right outside the HUB (see campus map). There are a variety of off-campus lunch options within walking distance. Whitworth and Gonzaga students with Sodexo meal plans may eat in the HUB cafeteria.


Parking will be available near the Fieldhouse, behind Dixon Hall, and approximate to the Hixson Union Building (see campus map).

Questions? Please contact Keith A Lambert, Ed.D., at or