Preparing and Conducting a Poster Presentation: Participating Successfully in Poster Sessions at Conferences
Displaying a poster at an academic conference is an effective way to present work in progress to the international scientific community and to reach out to colleagues working in a similar field. Yet, many posters have been inadequately prepared and, thus, fail to attract visitors, and poster presenters often miss their chance to connect with their fellow researchers when discussing their posters.
In this workshop, we will, therefore, analyze how to best design an attractive poster and how to write up and display your research in a way that leaves a lasting impression. And, we are going to discuss ways to conduct a successful poster session, to orally present your poster, and to use the conference setting effectively for long-term networking. For this, the course combines expert input with group discussions, assisted practical work, and plenary feedback. You may (but don't have to!) bring a finished or unfinished poster of your own that will be critically discussed and used for practicing a poster and networking session.
In particular, we will cover the following topics:
• recognizing the value and basic qualities of a successful academic poster;
• avoiding common mistakes in the organization and layout of a poster;
• developing a forceful poster title;
• choosing suitable content and condensing information adequately;
• achieving impact through figures and illustrations;
• applying appropriate language to your poster;
• planning and conducting a poster session;
• giving a brief oral presentation of your poster;
• interacting constructively with poster viewers and answering questions well;
• using the poster to establish a professional academic network.
This course is part of the interdisciplinary program ENGLISH+. The program addresses typical challenges for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers who want to (or have to) publish and present their work in English. It covers a range of special skills and competencies needed to write and communicate professionally in English and, thus, to become recognized by the international scientific community.
The list below shows the complete ENGLISH+ curriculum. It is divided into (1) three courses that, taken together, include all important aspects of academic writing, (2) three courses that focus on typical situations arising at conferences, as well as (3) an additional course for developing English grammar, vocabulary, and usage. All courses are taught at least once a year, and a certificate can be obtained after having completed a minimum of five different courses.
(1) Academic Writing:
• Academic Writing, Module 1: Writing and Publishing a Research Paper
• Academic Writing, Module 2: Constructing English Paragraphs and Texts (including Dissertations)
• Academic Writing, Module 3: Developing Adequate Academic Sentences in English
(2) Conference English:
• Academic Presenting at Conferences: Delivering Effective and Powerful Talks
• Preparing and Conducting a Poster Presentation: Participating Successfully in Poster Sessions at Conferences
• Communicating Properly in Academic Contexts: Discussing Research, Networking at Conferences, Presenting Yourself
(3) Academic Language Skills:
• Expanding English Grammar and Vocabulary for Professional Writing and Speaking
Zeiten: Mo. 15:30 - 19:00 (wöchentlich)
Erster Termin: Mo , 13.01.2020 15:30 - 19:00, Ort: 69/E23
Veranstaltungsart: Fachspezifischer Kurs (Offizielle Lehrveranstaltungen)
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