Pac Rim 2024

Presentation Types

This year we have five different presentation types to choose from when submitting your proposal. Learn more about each type of presentation below!

Scroll down to the bottom to learn more about the possible presentation styles listed under each presentation type.

Poster Presentation (2-hour Reception)


Visual presentations of your research or practice that reflects your contribution within the field. Posters illustrate information using graphs, photos, diagrams and text. Presenters will interact one-on-one or with small groups visiting their posters, providing attendees with summaries of their poster. Participants may ask questions and give feedback, sparking in-depth conversations about presenters’ posters. Posters will be set on tabletops with additional space for displaying supporting materials. There will be multiple posters set up in one room, allowing participants to interact with multiple poster presenters during the session. Presenters must set up their posters before the session begins and remain at their posters throughout the session. Tri-fold poster boards (36″ x 48″) and other materials (binder clips, tape, staplers) will be provided during the designated poster set up times. Presenters are responsible for bringing their poster to attach to their board.

Presentation Styles: Research and Practice; Fireside Chat; Training

Recorded Presentation (available virtually via our Whova app)


Between 15 and 25 minutes in duration, the recorded presentation type is a video format, similar in nature to the 25-minute presentation (see above). All styles (e.g., Research & Practice, Fireside Chat, Panel, Training) are allowable for recorded presentations. The video will be available (on-demand/asynchronously) for attendees via the conference app (Whova). The program you use to create the video is decided on by the presenter(s); however, minimum accessibility standards are required such as captions, high color contrast, high quality audio, audio description of graphics, etc. The following are examples of recorded presentations from Pac Rim 2021: (1) Designing Socio-Culturally Responsive Problem-Based Learning Activities for Middle School Mathematics with Neʻepapa Ka Hana 2.0 (YouTube video); and (2) The Potential of Indigenous-led Tourism for Socio-Ecological Justice, Activism and Disability Awareness (YouTube video). 

Presentation Styles: Research and Practice; Fireside Chat; Training; Panel

25-Minute Presentation


25-minute or topical sessions are structured oral speeches that provide facts and insights to the audience on an important issue in a lecture-style. Presenters are required to present in a breakout room and will present back-to-back with another 25-minute presenter on a similar strand/topic. All accepted presentations will be provided a room, projector and screen, podium and microphone.

Presentation Styles: Research and Practice; Fireside Chat; Training

60-Minute Presentation

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60-minute or breakout sessions are panel presentations on a  specific topic that is part of the broader theme of the conference. Each panelist is required to provide a lecture-style of sharing ideas that are developed, rather than a discussion between panelists. And allows for opportunities for strategic audience discussion, and question and answers. Approved panels will require 2-3 panelists and 1 moderator. All accepted presentations will be provided a room, projector and screen, podium and microphone.

Presentation Styles: Panel



2+ hour workshop is an in-depth sharing of material with hands-on opportunities and practice. Workshops are intended to enhance the skills and broaden the perspective of attendees. Presenters are required to design a framework for learning a new area or to provide advanced technical training. Workshop proposals will be required to provide an extended explanation or outline of content and will be selected on the basis of the instructors’ qualifications for teaching the proposed workshop and their contribution to the overall conference program. A limited number of workshops will be invited. All accepted workshops will be provided a room, projector and screen, podium and microphone.

Presentation Styles: Training

Presentation Styles

Research and Practice

Presenters provide the latest findings on a study, data analysis or best practices.

Audience will gain new information that contributes to their fields.

Fireside Chat

Facilitator or interviewer hosts casual and engaging Q&A conversations with participants.

Audience will participate in back and forth conversations with each other sharing opinions, ideas and stories.


Moderator hosts a round-robin lecture from 2-3 panelists and facilitates Q&A with participants.

Audience will engage with panelists and gain a different perspective of an issue.


Presenters from a professional group that provides tangible skills, certifications or hands-on activities.

Audience will gain skills and methods that can be easily used after the training.