No Limits 2014 Participant Information

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Maps, Directions, and Parking

Directions to UNK Campus: From I-80, take Exit 272 going north into town. You will be on Second Avenue. Continue on Second Avenue to 25th Street (Q'doba & Walgreens on the corner). Turn left (West) on 25th Street to the campus. Turn right on 9th Street to find parking near the student union (NSU) which will be on your left. Try parking in Lot 3, 4 or 6.

For map information, view the UNK campus map online or download a pdf of the UNK campus map here.

Accommodations

Note: hotels are not within walking distance to campus.

  • New Victorian Inn & Suites: 903 Second Ave; take exit 272 north (308-440-5278) A block of 10 rooms has been reserved (until February 28) at the New Victorian Inn & Suites in Kearney for Thursday March 6 & Friday March 7. The UNK school rate is $49.99 plus tax per room. Let hotel registrar know it is for the UNK "No Limits Conference." Call 308-237-5858 / 308-440-5278
  • Holiday Inn: 110 2nd Ave (308-27-5971)
  • Holiday Inn Express: 508 2nd Ave, South of Freeway (308-234-8100)
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites: 510 Talmadge Road--parallel to 2nd Ave (855-496-8637)
  • Country Inn & Suites: 105 Talmadge Road (308-236-7500)

Your Presentation

All events are in the UNK Student Union. All rooms are equipped with A/V smart carts (wireless, laptops)

Each presenter has 20 minutes to present his/her work. After all 3 panelists have presented, there will be about 20 minutes for discussion and questions.

To prepare for a 20 minutes presentation, consider these tips:

1. if reading your paper, 10 pages is about 20 minutes. Read slowly and clearly. Pause for emphasis at designated points that you mark in your paper.
2. if using PowerPoint or other visual presentation, time yourself in a practice session. Remember to speak slowly and clearly, and establish eye-contact with your audience.
3. Every research presentation has an introduction where you clearly state your thesis or hypothesis. You want your audience to know what your main argument is.
4. Explain your methodology (researched in archives? collected data? creative non-fiction? oral history interview? literary analysis?)
5. Provide evidence to support your thesis. Choose the best examples from your research and writing to highlight your analysis. Organize this information in a coherent way. This will be the longest part of your presentation.
6. Give a conclusion (remind audience of your thesis).
7. Provide a bibliographic slide if using visual slides.

Your Poster Session or Information Table

Plan to set your poster or table up in the morning during Registration (you will have an assigned table). You may attend all aspects of the conference, but plan to be at your poster/table site from 3:50-4:10 for the discussion session and reception as well as at other times during the day (such as between sessions, before/after the keynote etc.) Please email Linda Van Ingen if you have questions about preparing your poster.

No Limits 2014 Program Schedule

Registration Information

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Registration for No Limits 2014 is now closed.
All events are free and open to the public.