Frequently Asked Questions

The NCAS annual meeting will be held at Campbell University in-person and virtually on March 18-19, 2022. Please refer to the Meeting Program for venues and Directions, Parking, and Accommodations page. Virtual attendees will be able to give oral and poster presentations, participate in question-and-answer sessions, view the keynote, panels, and awards ceremony

Any high school, college/university, graduate or doctoral student currently enrolled at an institution of higher education in North Carolina, as well as post-docs and faculty members of North Carolina institutions may present at the NCAS conference.

Yes. For example, if you spent the summer conducting research at a national laboratory or college/university outside of North Carolina, you can still present at NCAS.

All abstracts should be submitted through the Abstract Submission link, and be no more than 300 words.

Posters should not be larger than 36” x 48”. Posters can be arranged either in landscape (horizontally) or portrait (vertically). Please see the Abstract Submission Guidelines page for further details.

No, although most work will be. You should at least be able to present what the overall question is, explain how you will answer the question, and any preliminary results you have.

Yes. Fee amounts are available on the NCAS Registration page and when you register.

Visit the NCAS Registration page and follow the link to Eventbrite to register. Registration begins February 1, 2022. A late fee of $20 will be applied to registrations submitted March 4th at 5:00 pm and later. Online registration will close at 3:00 pm on Friday, March 18th. After that, registration will be available ON SITE ONLY and is limited to individual registrations. The $20 late fee will apply.


In-person presenters in this format will stand by their posters to answer questions as attendees walk through the poster session space Friday night, March 18th. Posters will be attached to 48″ wide by 36″ long poster boards using thumbtacks, binder clips, or other mounting materials and placed on numbered easels. In-person poster presenters will receive instructions to upload a pdf of their poster by 5:00 pm on March 15, 2022.

For online-only attendees: You will receive an email with instructions to upload a pdf of your poster and a media file by 5:00 pm on March 15, 2022. The media file should contain a recording of a short, 2-3 minute presentation of your poster. This talk is shorter than the typical Lightning Talk and requires no new slides; just a poster pdf and audio are required. Online poster presenters will be assigned a question-and-answer time through Zoom Friday night.

Oral Presentation

Students who present in this format will present their research orally, using digital technology such as PowerPoint to facilitate the presentation. The oral presentation sessions will be concurrent. Online-only presenters will present live online during their scheduled oral presentation time.

Students should speak to their mentors if they are unsure which presentation type will best highlight their work.

Yes, but a Primary Presenter must register and facilitate the presentation. The Abstract Submission link will ask the primary presenter to designate any co-presenters. The co-presenters DO NOT have to submit abstracts, but they should register themselves separately for the conference.