FAQs


Who can participate in the conference?

Undergraduate students, from ALL disciplines are welcome to participatein the EURECA conference, from freshman to graduating seniors. Studentsmay present individually or in groups. They may present work written orprepared for a class in which they are currently enrolled, work from aprevious semester, or work done on their own outside of a course. Theconference is not restricted to students of AUC and welcomesstudents from other undergraduate institutions, both within Egypt andoutside. Presentations can be in English or Arabic.

What kinds of research and creative projects are accepted?

Presentations may be on a variety of topics and in a variety of forms,but should show relation to the conference theme, be research-based, andis the student’s original work. Genres include:

  • Research paper
  • Literary work
  • Scientific innovation
  • Poster presentation
  • Artistic or photography exhibition
  • Theatrical or dance performance
  • Musical composition
  • Marketing campaigns
  • Film or social documentaries
  • Entrepreneurial business plan


How do I submit a proposal?

To present at the conference, fill out the proposal form here.

How can I get help writing my proposal?

For help in drafting a proposal for the conference, read the guidelines for writing a proposal. Check the workshops page for information on our proposal-writing workshops.

If you need further assistance with your proposal, contact the EURECA organizing committee at eureca@aucegypt.edu

How will I know if my proposal is accepted?

Once the proposal submission due date has passed, the proposal reviewerswill read all the proposals to determine which ones are appropriate forthe conference. We sometimes contact students to ask for clarificationor revisions to the proposal. A schedule of presentation times iscreated, and then we will email you with the acceptance, attach theschedule so you can see what time your presentation is, and send youfurther instructions. Expect to wait about three weeks after the proposaldue date to hear from us.

How do I prepare for the conference?

When your proposal has been accepted and you are scheduled apresentation time at the conference, please consult our presentationguidelines:

General Guide to Giving Oral Presentations
Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute Guide for Oral Communication

We also hold an orientation session for presenters and moderators. Youwill receive an invitation specifying the date and time. The orientationsession is very important in helping you to prepare for yourpresentation. You will see the environment in which you will bepresenting, meet other participants, meet the conference organizers, andlearn how the conference is run and what to expect during the sessions.

How long should my presentation be?

Presenters are allotted about 10 to15 minutes for the presentation. Threeto four presentations are scheduled within one session. The question and answer (Q&A) period for all the presenters during that time slot isat the end of the session, so you are expected to attend the entiresession in which you are presenting.

Students exhibiting artwork or performances are scheduled in longer sessions.

What is a poster presentation?

On the online proposal submission form, you are asked if you would likeor are willing to present your research as a poster presentation. Aposter presentation is another form of presentation that is common inmost research conferences. It is especially appropriate for certaingenres of work, such as photography or research that relies heavily ongraphs, illustrations and charts. Some applicants may be asked topresent a poster instead of an oral presentation due to conferencescheduling constraints.

A poster presentation is a visual representation of your work. Youcreate an actual, physical poster that will be displayed in the plaza,and stand by it to explain your research and answer questions. Theaudience is rotating, so you may talk about your research several timesin an informal way to the people who pass.

Guidelines for Creating Effective Poster Presentations
Workshop on Poster Presentations

What do moderators do?

Moderators open and close each session. They welcome the audience,introduce the presenters, keep the time, facilitate the Q&A, andclose the session. Moderators are essential in keeping the sessionsrunning smoothly.

General Guidelines for Moderators
How to Effectively Moderate a Conference Session

If you have any questions that are not answered here, please contact us at eureca@aucegypt.edu.