Submit an Abstract

What is an Abstract?

An abstract/proposal is a short statement (limited to 250 words) about your poster or oral presentation that is designed to give the reader a complete, yet concise, understanding of your idea, research, and/or findings. It is a mini-version of your paper. A well-prepared abstract allows a reader to quickly and accurately identify the basic content of your paper. Readers should be able to read your abstract to see if the related research is of interest to them.

Proposals for other types of presentations (visual arts, performances, etc.) should provide a short description of the artwork and any relevant material that will aid the audience.

Examples of past abstracts

Submit an abstract


March 23 - All abstracts must be submitted
April 10 - Posters completed by students and sent to print services by faculty sponsor
April 15 - Program finalized and sent to print services
April 22 - Pre-conference registration and poster drop off
April 23 - Conference Day!

Before starting the application, make sure you have the following information:

  • Title of your presentation/creative work
  • Type of presentation/creative work
  • An abstract/proposal (for oral and poster presentations)
  • A description (for artwork, videos, and theatrical performances)
  • A faculty sponsor and faculty sponsor's email address
  • The proper names, spelling, and email addresses of any co-authors

Note: You must list your sponsor and your sponsor's email address and department. This should be a faculty member from Fitchburg State University. Faculty sponsors are responsible for approving abstracts for the conference.

Questions? Let us know!