Performance, Visual, and Digital Scholarship (PVDS) Presentations
PVDS Sessions intend to provide opportunities for the (re)presentation of scholarship, inquiry, and knowledge production in the forms of exhibitions, live performances, videos, looped slides, and other digital and arts-based mediums. PVDS Sessions will be based on empirical research that present findings of a study including photo-voice exhibition, spoken word art, performance ethnography, digital storytelling, poetry, documentary videos, art displays, visual discourse analyses, digital humanities projects, and other (re)presentations of knowledge production and inquiry outside of the paper, symposium, or poster formats.
Individual PVDS Sessions will be no longer than 15 minutes in length. Sessions will incorporate individualized logistical and technical needs requested by the Presenter(s) to allow for the full display or performance of their session.
We ask that PVDS Presenters upload their full paper and/or notes for their Discussant in advance of their respective presentations to support the Discussant’s role in providing constructive feedback to Presenters before viewing the presentation.
Uploading Your Paper and/or Notes for Your Discussant (before October 25 at Noon Pacific)
- Go to the Form at: PVDS Information for Your Discussant Form
- Select your Session Name (this will be the name of your presentation).
- Upload your Presentation.
Uploading Your PowerPoint Presentation (before October 26 for Virtual Conference Day presentations; before November 7 for In-Person Pre-Conferences and the General Conference)Review the information on the Creating Accessible Presentations section.
Arriving to Your Session (15 minutes prior to your session)
The typical Session format is as follows: (NOTE: Please coordinate with your Session Chair if there are more/less than 3 presentations. The order of presentation is by the listing on the event program.)
During the session, the Session Chair should keep strict time on each paper. They may have cards letting presenters know when they have 5, 1, and 0 minutes remaining.
Session Agenda (75 minutes)
Please be mindful that there is likely a session occurring after yours in the same room. We ask that you end on time and move conversations outside of the room so the next session can begin promptly.
Depending on the focus of your presentation, Presenters can take more or less time on theory, methods, and other sections. The following is a suggested guide, but not meant to be constrictive and can vary substantially by topic and paper:
Session Recommended Individual Presentation Format (15 minutes)
ASHE will provide:
Session Audio/Video Provisions
PVDS Accessibility Considerations
- Images related to presentations (non-decorative) should have alternative text provided. Alternative text is a brief description of the image that can be attached in PowerPoint.
- If including a video, make sure captions are included.
- If including audio, provide a transcript, that is, a text version of the speech and non-speech audio information. Ideally, make it a descriptive transcript that also includes a text description of the visual information. See Web Accessibility Initiative for an example.
- Include multiple methods of communication in your presentation (visual, audio, handout, transcripts, etc.
- Keep aisles clear to allow access for everyone. Please keep performance or display items out of the aisles.