Dedicated poster sessions will take place during the workshop. The poster sessions throughout the days will facilitate interaction amongst the participants, especially between the students and early career scientists (ECS) and the more senior researchers. All the posters will be displayed all the time during the workshop.
Authors should be in attendance during the session and are expected to stand by their poster in order to answer questions. Arrive in the poster area at the beginning of daily poster sessions and stand by your poster for a suitable time. It is advisable to indicate with a note when you will be available. Presenters will be asked to remove their poster at the end of the workshop. The posters that will be not removed will be recycled.
Poster board dimensions are 120 cm (height) x 120 cm (width), we recommend A0 landscape format for your poster. Poster areas will be equipped with poster boards and material to hang your poster.
NOTE! : No local poster printing service will be available during the workshop, so please bear in mind to print and bring your poster.
TIPS for your poster
Posters should be readable by viewers two meters away. The message should be clear and understandable even without oral explanation. The following guidelines have been prepared to help improve the effectiveness of poster communication.
- Organize your material into sections; give each section a sentence heading summarizing it.
- Create an attractive design with lots of white space.
- Use the same artistic style throughout your poster.
- Limit details that don't contribute directly to your main message.
- Eye Movement: The movement (pathway) of the eye over the poster should be natural, down the columns from left to right. Size attracts attention. Arrows, pointing hands, numbers, and letters can help clarify the sequence.
- Place the title on top of your poster together with the author’s names.
- Highlight the author’s names, e-mails, and address information in case the viewer is interested in contacting you for more information and/or provide a card or handout with your contact information (name, phone, email).
- Topography: Avoid abbreviations, acronyms, and jargon. Use a consistent font throughout. Use type size that is readable from 2 m away. Title text should be at least 54pt, headings at least 36pt, and body text at least 28pt. If several people gather around your poster, they should all be able to read the text simultaneously.
- Use graphics as much as possible to get your message across. Prepare all diagrams or charts neatly and legibly.
- Simplicity: Resist the temptation to overload the poster. More material may mean less communication.