WHEN: Friday Evening, May 3rd , 2013, 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 4th, 2013 1:00-5:45 p.m. Reception to follow.
FORMAT: The symposium is held late April or early May. Friday evening consists of the keynote address and a reception for our alumnus/a speaker. Saturday includes a brief opening session, presentations, and dinner. (Presentation sessions run concurrently on Saturday afternoon.)
WHERE: Olmsted Room (keynote); Dewing Hall (presentations); dinner (venue chosen by the planning committee). The cost of dinner is borne by students and/or families.
ATTENDANCE: Attendance at all symposium events is expected of all senior English majors. The most important dynamic of the Hilberry is the support and appreciation seniors give each other.
DEADLINE: You must submit a statement including presentation title, 2-3-sentence summary of topic, and media needs by a date TBA.
ATTIRE: The Hilberry Symposium is a public event representing our department and the work we do together. Appropriate dress is expected—nothing strictly formal or professional, but something more impressive than you would wear to class.
MEDIA: You may use any audio or visual aids that might enhance your presentation. You should check in advance of your session to make sure the media you requested are in place.
ORGANIZING: The Hilberry Planning Committee consists of two English Department faculty members and two seniors nominated by department faculty on the basis of academic record, character, and service. They are assisted in spring term by juniors who then become members of next year's Planning Committee.
GUESTS: We hope you will invite family and friends to as much of the symposium as possible, including dinner.