In this one-hour long webinar, we will discuss key points of poster preparation and presentation, including where to start, how to visualize your ideas using text and figures, how to present to different audiences, how to handle questions and discussions at your poster, and how to follow up with your audience.
Each speaker will share a 10-minute presentation and there will be time for open discussion and Q&A with attendees.
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Can the poster size be smaller than suggested?
- It can be, though most people try to maximize the space available if it is not bigger than guidelines. That said, it is best to keep the poster as big as possible so people can see details.
Could you please give an example diagram that could be used for Introduction?
- You can do a box and arrow diagram that shows the flow of thought that brought you to the main question that is being asked.
Could you repeat the poster size again please, and will it be possible to print the posters at SfN?
- The poster size at SFN is 72" x 48". We will have resources for you to have your poster printed, more information will be available on sfn.org in the coming weeks.
Are templates available to create posters for programs like power point or Latex?
- The SfN website has an example poster, but we encourage you to use the template or format that works best for you. https://www.sfn.org/meetings/neuroscience-2023/call-for-abstracts/presenter-resources/poster-presentations
What would be the logistics for preparing a virtual poster?
- Virtual posters this year will be a PDF (single or multi-page), and an optional video. Information about when and how to upload will be coming soon. Please check out some more resources on our website.
What program is usually used to make the posters?
- I now generally use Powerpoint with free templates that are provided on websites that print posters. Here is one template website from Cornell University.
Will there be a webinar about how to present on the nanosymposim?
- We will not have a webinar on how to present in a nano, but please review some resources on our website, and thank you for the suggestion!
For online posters, what are the recommended layout size for the slide and font?
- Virtual posters this year will be a PDF, and an optional video. You can make a PDF that's a picture of what your printed poster would be, or you can make a multi-slide PDF. Information about when and how to upload will be coming soon. Please check out some more resources on our website.
Can you tell what dimensions of poster fits the 1.8m x 1.2m board?
- Anything that is smaller than those dimensions, but you want to take up as much of that space as possible.
Can we use our universities poster template? Or should they be uniform?
- You can definitely use your university's template!
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