Presenting a poster allows you to interact and build relationships 1:1, to educate and appeal to those who aren’t working in your field and to get feedback from those who are. Whether you’re in the early stages of research or you’re presenting your latest findings, there’s a lot to be gained from showing your work at the festival.
- Showcase your research and projects
- Connect with potential employers in your field
- Source new funding opportunities for your work
- Receive critique and feedback that will allow you to take your work to the next level
Information and instructions for poster authors
Deadline for submitting an abstract is 16th January.
To ensure that your poster presentation goes smoothly – please read the below instructions before submitting your abstract for approval.
Submitting your abstract:
Please note – if you do not follow the guidelines below, your poster may not be accepted.
- Once you have registered and paid your poster fee (£30), you must submit an abstract no later than Monday 16th January. Abstracts received after this date will not be guaranteed a display space at the Festival and will not be refunded.
- We recommend your abstract includes the title, authors and key purpose and conclusions of the poster.
- We have one golden rule for posters; they must be free of content designed to promote or advertise a commercial product or service.
- Abstracts will undergo review and we will let you know the outcome within 7 days. In the event your abstract is not approved – you will receive an email detailing why, and advice on how to get approval on your next submission. You will be able to resubmit edited abstracts at no additional cost up until the deadline outlined above.
Please send your abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 16th January 2017.
Designing your poster:
Posters are a visual representation of your work and it’s important that you consider how your content is displayed.
- Keep titles short and clear – what message are you hoping to convey to the audience?
- Don’t cram information in – be concise, use design to give content prominence. 50/50 ratios of graphics to text work well.
- Make sure important information is readable from a distance of 2-3 meters and the resolution of graphics is high – no blurred images!
- Keep it simple – stick to one font, avoid 3D text and avoid using too many colors.
- We recommend printing your poster size A0, landscape.
- Posters should be printed on laminated poster paper or card.
Your time on-site:
- Please ensure your poster is hung up before 10am on the 31st January.
- We will be running 2 viewing sessions one at 10:30AM and one at 2PM please make sure you are stood by your poster at this time.
- Push pins and boards will be provided on-site.
- Do come prepared – posters are a great way to get scientific suggestions and meet like-minded researchers so make sure you’re armed with business cards and extra copies of your poster in A4 to distribute to interested viewers.