Our June event has moved to July, which opens up June 18th, and we’ve decided to try a new kind of event – a poster session.
We are looking for three kinds of posters:
1) Recycled posters. Show your old poster some love! You put a lot of work into it, but since that conference it’s been sitting in its tube gathering dust. Let it shine again – bring it along. You can give a verbal update on what you’ve done since.
2) Preview posters. Have a poster presentation coming up over the summer? Bring along your draft poster, and get some feedback on how to make it clearer and more likely to attract viewers.
3) First ever posters. Never done a poster before? Try one! As with preview posters, you’ll be able to get lots of feedback on formatting/printing/organization, to help you confidently apply for a poster presentation at a large conference.
Size: We’ll be ready for posters up to A0 size, but smaller is OK.
Format: Posters of the “A4 paper stuck to larger colored sheet” style are also welcome, but note that these are less commonly seen at larger conferences, and if you’re doing a new poster, this is your chance to practice putting together and finding a way to print the standard style poster. If this is your first time, I would recommend using a single large PowerPoint and getting it printed by your school (as opposed to Kinkos which could be pricy). If you use images, try to get high resolution versions, or take your screenshots on a large screen to make sure they scale up. There is a good overview on best practice here.
Session pattern: We’ll be putting up 3-4 posters at a time, with the timing depending on how many applications we get. There will also be plenty of time to talk to the other attendees, which is something we don’t get at normal meetings, where we’re often a little rushed at the end. Afterwards, as always, we’ll be going out for some food and drinks in Sakuragicho.
If you would like to present, please send a quick mail saying “I’m in!” to firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name and a title.