Tips and guidelines for poster and talk presentations
The links below will take you to good sources of advice that may help you tell an engaging story in November!
- The Better Posters blog (Zen Faulkes)
- Science Communication: Know your audience (Naomi Penfold, 2015)
- Networking and “elevator pitches” (Roberta Kwok, 2013)
- Lightning Talks (Software Sustainability Institute, 2011)
- Craft an Elevator Pitch (American Geophysical Union)
- Ten Simple Rules for a Good Poster Presentation (Thomas C Erren & Philip E Bourne, 2007)
- Colin Purrington’s Design Advice for Academic Posters
- AAAS Communicating Science resources
POSTER PRESENTATION SPECIFICS:
- Space allocated for poster presentations will be 3′ wide by 4′ tall. Your poster may be any size equal to or smaller than these dimensions.
- Special adhesive tape to attach posters to walls MUST be used and WILL be provided at the meeting.
TALK PRESENTATION SPECIFICS:
- Faculty presenters should plan to talk for no more than 16 minutes, leaving 4 minutes for Q & A.
- Trainee presenters in the 10-minute category should plan to speak for no more than 10 minutes, leaving 3 minutes for Q & A.
- Trainee presenters in the 5-minute category should plan to speak for no more than 5 minutes, leaving 3 minutes for Q & A.
- Presentation files
- All presentations must be prepared in Microsoft PowerPoint.
- All speakers are responsible for bringing their talk PowerPoint file (.ppt or .pptx) on a flash drive to the Plaza del Sol Performance Hall by 7:00am on Friday, November 6.
- All presenters should bring an additional copy of their presentation in PowerPoint format as well as a PDF (.pdf) copy.
- The computer that will be used to run the talk presentations will be a MAC.
- The file name for your presentation files should be as follows: "LastName_FirstName_CSU-ICM".