Fachbereich
Kurse der PSI-Akademie
K 935 E 

Titel
Workshop "Preparing conference posters"
Beschreibung

Short description
Conference posters are on display in competitive environments: they have to stand out in order to gain recognition. This workshop shows how to prepare posters that attract attention, communicate research results within seconds and demonstrate scientific competence.


Content
-select topics and tools: message, title, conference abstract, poster templates, software tools
-improve clarity: text, figures, flow of reading
-attract attention: colours, layout, attractions
-present your work: succeding in poter sessions, giving poster talks



Goals

The participants learn

- to accelerate the preparation of their conference posters
- to assess the quality of posters and to improve own posters
- to deliver outstanding poster presentations


Target audience

PhD students of all disciplines


Methods
The workshop is composed of short lectures and extended exercises. Participants evaluate existing posters, draft own posters on their computers and present their drafts to the group. It is a workshop for PhD-candidates with no experience in poster preparation. The main software tool applied in this workshop is Microsoft PowerPoint.

Every participant has to bring a notebook equipped with Microsoft PowerPoint or another software application for poster preparation. Examples of conference posters (print or digital) are welcome.


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Execution in
English

Requirements for participants
- None

Proof of performance
- None

Completion
- Certificate of completion

Venue
Villigen, PSI Education Center (building OSGA)

Number of days / duration in lessons (à 45 minutes)
One day (09:00 - 17:00) - 8 lessons
Course leader / moderation
Dr. Philipp Mayer
Philipp Mayer received a PhD in the field of biodiversity research and he is a trainer for scientific writing. He has broad experience in research and in adult education.

Number of participants
Minimum 5 / Maximum 12

Catering
This course does not include meals. However, the staff restaurant OASE also provides external visitors with inexpensive and tasty menus.

Further information

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For questions
Administration PSI Education Center, Tel. 056 310 24 00, bildungszentrum@psi.ch

Cancellation
see general terms and conditions

Vorkenntnisse / Vorbedingungen

This is a workshop for PhD-candidates with no experience in poster preparation.
Every participant has to bring a notebook equipped with Microsoft PowerPoint or another software application for poster preparation. Examples of conference posters (print or digital) are welcome.