Spires Symposium

SPIRES Symposium

SPIRE Symposium, Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Your writing, research, and creative works are important to the Hood College community!  The SPIRE Symposium is a celebration of undergraduate student achievement and an opportunity for you to gain experience presenting your work to faculty, your fellow students, staff and other interested members of the Hood community.  

How can you participate?
  • Deliver a Talk About Your Research
  • Gather a Panel of Students to Discuss a Course-Related or Research Topic 
  • Create a Poster and Discuss Your Work in a Drop-In Session
  • Display Your Original Artwork and Share Your Thoughts on the Work and Creative Process
  • Performance: Music, Creative Reading or Writing, Drama, Dance 
  • Show an Original Film 
  • Provide a Demonstration of an Experiment, Technology, or Idea Pitch
  • Support Your Fellow Students by Attending Multiple Sessions

Proposals are now being accepted through Friday, March 12, 2021

Day of Event Schedule at a Glance:
10:00 - 11:15 a.m. - Concurrent Sessions
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. - Concurrent Sessions
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Poster Presentations
For more information, contact Dr. Michelle Gricus at gricus@hood.edu or Dr. Lisa Littlefield at littlefield@hood.edu. 
Get the help you need preparing your proposal submission and presenting your work at this and other professional conferences. Attend one or all of these sessions designed to help you that will be presented by the Hood College library staff. 
Writing a Conference Proposal | Thursday, March 4 | 4-5 PM - Working on your first conference proposal? Join librarians as we share tips for writing a concise proposal for academic conferences. Bring work in progress! Click here to register.

Designing a Conference Poster | Thursday, March 25 | 1-2 PM - Learn how to create and present a poster for academic conferences. We'll talk about how to design a conference poster using PowerPoint and share strategies for distilling your research effectively for a poster session. Click here to register.

Effective Presentations | Thursday, April 1 | 4-5 PM - Learn tips for creating engaging presentations of your academic work.  Click here to register.

Submit your proposal for consideration to be a presenter by Friday, March 12, 2021.  Notification of proposal selection will be by Friday, March 19, 2021.



Please complete this form and submit it prior to Friday, March 12, 2021 by 5 p.m. Accepted proposal applicants will be notified by Friday, March 19, 2021 by 5 p.m.