A proposal for a poster presentation should consist of an abstract and an extended summary.
Posters are grouped conceptually. Each poster is introduced with an oral presentation (max 3 min.) and allows the participants enough time to freely walk from poster to poster.
When your proposal is accepted as a poster presentation, you are requested to create a poster and submit an updated abstract. The updated abstract will be published in the conference proceedings.
- Your name should not be stated in the proposal, so that double blind review is possible.
- Style and format according to APA guidelines.
- Use Times New Roman, 12 point, double-spaced.
- Abstract length: max. 300 words
- Extended summary length: max. 1000 words including references
As well as a paper presentation a poster should inform the audience about:
- Title and authors (Second review round not anonymous)
- Research problem statement or objective of the project
- Hypothesis or research questions
- Method: A description of the sample, design, materials and procedure of the study
- Analyses of the study
- Most important results
- Major conclusions, theoretical and/or practical implications
A poster should be as self-explanatory as possible so that your main job is to supplement the information it contains. To reach this aim, make it clear, structured, concise, and attractive.
Clearness and structure
The title and authors’ names and affiliations should be at the top of the poster. Although there is room for flexibility, it is often useful to have panels indicating, for example, the aims of the research, the methods and subjects involved, and the material used. Other panels might highlight the most important results and the conclusions. Diagrams, graphs and tables can be used effectively to visualize results.
As space is very limited, be sure to present the most important information only and effectively. Don’t overcrowd the poster with too much data or too much text. The title and the conclusion are the most important “eye catchers”. They should say something such as "Teaching method A doubles the motivation of at-risk students”, as opposed to "The effects of a new teaching method on learners”. Make sure that the message you want to convey is transported by the information and not lost in it. Although concise, make sure you give the necessary theoretical information.
Be aware that your poster is viewed from a distance. Therefore, all text should be large enough to be read from a distance of about 1.5 m. The major titles/subtitles should be in large letters, at least 2-3 cm. There should be enough space between text lines (1.5 – 2 line spaces). You can use background colors (they should not distract) and arrangements of columns or rows to connect portions visually that are related conceptually. Such layouts help guide the audience through the poster.
The size of your poster should be ISO A1 in portrait format. Easels and pins will be provided. It is recommended that the presenter has a number of copies of the poster in the form of handouts in ISO A4 format (or the extended summary) to distribute to interested participants.