Spires Symposium

SPIRES Symposium

SPIRE Symposium, Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 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 11, 2022

Day of Event Schedule at a Glance:
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. - Breakfast for Presenters and Mentors
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. 
Designing a Conference Poster | Thursday, March 31 | 1-2 PM - Library 2028 - 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.

Effective Presentations | Thursday, April 5 | 1-2 PM - Library 2028 - Learn tips for creating engaging presentations of your academic work.

Submit your proposal for consideration to be a presenter by Friday, March 11, 2022.  Notification of proposal selection will be by Friday, March 25, 2022.



Please complete this form and submit it prior to Friday, March 11, 2022 by 5 p.m. Accepted proposal applicants will be notified by Friday, March 25, 2022 by 5 p.m.