What is a poster session

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“A scientific poster is very different from what is otherwise known as a 'poster'. It is not used for decoration like other posters. Instead, it's packed with information about a specific research project - kind of like a study poster. The information is arranged in such a way that it is easy to find your way around and you don't have to search for information for a long time. ”- learninglab.uni-due.de

On a poster, the essential information on current own research is compiled in a tight space in an overview and graphically appealing way. Ultimately, it is a graphically condensed abstract. If there are a number of such posters in a room, then you are dealing with a poster session. The researchers are on their posters and display walls and are available to answer questions from visitors. A poster session can also be preceded by a poster lam. The researchers describe their scientific work and the content of their poster in a time-limited lecture in order to encourage visitors to visit. Sometimes such a slam can also be designed as a small competition in which the best slammers are awarded prizes.

Who can offer this format?

target group

preparation

  • Organizers:
    • Acquire participants
    • Organize the printing of the posters
    • Organize / rent a venue
    • Provide materials (partitions, magnets, pins)
    • Catering
    • draw attention to the format (e.g. via flyer, Facebook, Twitter, ...)
  • Participants:
    • Conceive / design / print posters
    • Prepare poster talk and / or poster slam contribution

Costs may arise for ...

  • Print the poster
  • Catering
  • Room rental
  • Advertising / marketing

Why it's worth it

In a public poster session or a poster slam, scientific content, research results and ideas are conveyed in a direct dialogue. The audience can ask questions and come into contact with researchers. In addition, the graphic design offers a simplified approach compared to a written and terminologically more complex abstract. The poster talk is flexible and can be adapted to the level of knowledge of the expected audience.

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