Please find below some guidance for oral presentations during LCIC 2018:
- Sessions will be 1-hour each and contain 3-4 presentations
- You will thus have 10 minutes to present and 3-5 minutes to answer questions
- Session Chairs are asked to keep you within that time limit and stop you if you haven’t finished in time
- Please make sure you remain in the 10 minutes time limit to allow for other presenters to also have their time
- Clarifying questions can be answered directly after your presentation while the slides are changed from one presentation to another
- Other questions can be answered after all presentations have been held
- Please try to avoid text-only slides, use images and graphics that provide visual assistance to your presentation
Each horizontal poster board measure should be DIN A0 or smaller and will be mounted to a pin board. All presentations must be confined to the poster board itself. Computer display equipment, sound or projection equipment, freestanding or three-dimensional displays, demonstrations/experiments, or tables for handout materials are not permitted.
Each author is responsible for mounting his/her material prior to the opening of the conference and for removing it at the end of the conference. Authors are required to hang their posters by 08:45amon the first day of the conference (29.08.2018) onto the pin boards that have been assigned to them. We strongly recommend that you plan to start installing your poster no later than 08:25am.
Authors should remain with their posters for the duration of the poster session which is between 6:30pm and 7.15pm on the second day of the conference (30.08.2018) as indicated in program. They are expected to display and discuss their results and answer questions from other attendees. FSLCI encourages you to remain close to your poster in the breaks of the conference. Posters need to be taken off the pin boards right after the end of the conference and be removed at the latest by 5:30pm on the 31st of August!
Posters have been numbered by FSLCI as indicated in the program and numbers will be placed in the upper corner of each poster board. These numbers correspond with the number assigned to each poster in the program.
Design Suggestions for Posters:
- Each horizontal pin poster board measures 118,5 x 146cm, thus there is enough space for an DIN A0 sized poster
- All posters should feature a title, your name, the name of the institution where the research was performed, and should credit other contributors, as appropriate.
- Use a crisp, clean design. We recommend that all lettering should be readable from about 1.5m away. Title lettering should be about 5 to 7.5cm. Subheading lettering should be 1.25 to 2.5cm. Text lettering should be approximately 24 points or .625cm.
- Make illustrations simple and bold, with captions at least 1cm high. Enlarge photos, tables, and charts to show pertinent details clearly.
- Do not tell the entire research history. Present only enough data to support your conclusions and show the originality of the work.
- The best posters display a succinct statement of major conclusions at the beginning, followed by supporting text and a brief summary at the end.
- Displayed materials should be self-explanatory, freeing you for discussion.
- Posters should be paper poster that can be pinned onto the available poster boards.
- Utilize other techniques to improve the graphic impact. Use colour to add emphasis and clarity. Simplicity, ease of reading, etc., are more important than artistic flair.
- Keep in mind that lighting may be dim inside large poster sessions, so make sure your contrasts and colour combinations are easy to read.
- For ease of transport, make poster elements small enough to package and carry.
- Pack a sketch of your poster layout, measuring tape, push pins (FSLCI will provide a reasonable supply of push-pins, although it is wise to bring your own), so you can set up your poster quickly. All material must be removable. You may not write, paint, or use paste on the board.
- You may want to bring handouts of your abstract or copies of your data and conclusions to share with interested viewers. Some authors also provide sign-up sheets to record names and addresses of attendees who might wish more information, reprints, etc. You could for example pin an open envelop next to the poster to collect business cards or supply your own!