The conference will host posters relating to research, new projects or solutions in health and humanitarian logistics. A typical poster summarizes work done (e.g., by NGOs, companies, academics, or others) to solve a particular problem. This type of presentation is a great way of obtaining feedback and generating discussions with conference attendees.
Poster presenter(s) will be asked to present during multiple time slots, each day of the event (dates and time slots will be provided as soon as the conference agenda is confirmed). During the poster sessions, all presenters are expected to be available with their posters. Because posters will be displayed in a virtual format this year we ask that you create your poster content in Powerpoint, and plan to display it in presentation mode or as a PDF during your session. More information on virtual poster session best practices will be shared in your acceptance email.
As attendees visit your meeting room, be prepared to give a short presentation of your work (no more than 2 minutes). Most likely, you will repeat this description several times as attendees come in and out of the meeting room . If you would like to share additional information with interested attendees, you can by (e.g., showing a readily available animation) or you can also have links to resources readily available in the chat and direct people there (e.g., research papers etc)
*A selected subset of poster presenters may also have the opportunity to do “rapid fire” (around 5 min.) presentations in a designated session.
Virtual Posters consist of a visual powerpoint display created by the presenter. The presenter(s) will be available to discuss the poster during specific scheduled times at the conference.
Poster Materials: powerpoint
Poster Content: Try to avoid using too much text but rather use figures and pictures whenever possible.
Additional information: For detailed instructions on preparing effective poster presentations or for poster samples from other conferences, please visit:
Template: A poster template in PowerPoint has been provided that conforms to the noted size and mounting boards. Participants do not have to use this template; they can make their own poster. If they do use it, the following tips may help:
Poster presenters will be notified of status of submission by Monday, September 14th.