Are you preparing for an upcoming conference? Need to design a poster for your class? This workshop will give you tools for communicating your research for academic conferences and professional meetings in a concise and visually effective poster presentation. This event is co-sponsored by University Library, the Writers Workshop, and the Office of Undergraduate Research.
Audience: All are welcome especially undergraduates preparing to present at the Undergraduate Research Symposium
SESSIONS ARE OFFERED BOTH IN-PERSON AND ONLINE. Please register and Zoom info will be sent one hour before the session begins.
A poster session or poster presentation is the presentation of research information by an individual or representatives of research teams at a congress or conference with an academic or professional focus. The work is usually peer reviewed. Poster sessions are particularly prominent at scientific conferences such as medical congresses.
Typically a separate room or area of a tradeshow floor is reserved for the poster session where researchers accompany a paper poster, illustrating their research methods and outcomes. Each research project is usually presented on a conference schedule for a period ranging from 10 minutes to several hours. Very large events may feature a few thousand poster presentations over a matter of a few days.
Presentations usually consist of affixing the research poster to a portable wall with the researcher in attendance answering questions posed by passing colleagues. The poster itself varies in size according to conference guidelines from 2x3 feet to 4x8 feet in dimensions.
See the Wikipedia entry on Poster Sessions.
If you are presenting at the Illinois Undergraduate Research Symposium:
The day of the conference: Thursday, April 27, 2023 | Location: Illini Union Rooms A, B, C, & South Lounge
Before the Undergraduate Research Symposium:
The day of the Undergraduate Research Symposium:
If you are presenting at a professional conference:
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