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Jun 27 – 28, 2024 Annual Conference
Institute of Political Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University
Europe/Prague timezone
Registrations are now open!

Poster Session Guidelines

1. Poster Format and Size

 - Follow requirements regarding poster size and format. Commonly used sizes are 48" x 36" or A0 (841mm x 1189mm).

 - Use landscape orientation for better readability.

 - Consider creating the poster as a single sheet or dividing it into sections for easy assembly and transportation.

 - Ensure the font size is large enough to be legible from a distance, typically between 24 and 36 points.

 - Use a clean and uncluttered layout with clear headings, sections, and graphics.



2. Design and Content

 - Create an eye-catching and visually appealing poster that grabs the attention of attendees.

 - Use a consistent color scheme and choose fonts that are easy to read.

 - Clearly state the research problem, objectives, methodology, results, and conclusions.

 - Utilize graphs, charts, images, and other visual aids to present your findings effectively.

 - Keep the text concise, using bullet points or short paragraphs. Avoid overwhelming attendees with excessive details.

 - Consider providing a QR code or URL on the poster for attendees to access additional resources or your full paper.



3. Printing and Cost

 - Start working on your poster well in advance to allow time for revisions and printing.

 - Research local printing services that specialize in academic posters. Obtain quotes to estimate the cost.

 - Prepare your poster in a high-resolution format (e.g., PDF or TIFF) to maintain print quality.

 - Consider printing a few smaller versions of your poster to hand out as flyers or takeaways.

 - If budget is a concern, check if your institution or department provides funding or support for conference-related expenses. Unfortunately, EISS is unable to to cover poster-related costs.



4. Poster Setup

 - Arrive early to the conference venue on the designated setup day to find your assigned poster board.

 - Bring any necessary supplies for setup, such as double-sided tape, pins, or Velcro.

 - Ensure your poster is well-protected during transportation to avoid damage.

 - Practice assembling your poster at home or in your institution to familiarise yourself with the process and save time during setup.



5. Engaging with Attendees

 - Be present at your poster during the designated poster session time to engage with attendees.

 - Greet visitors and offer a brief overview of your research when they approach your poster.

 - Encourage questions and discussion by displaying a prominent "Q&A" section on your poster.

 - Be open to feedback and different perspectives. Engage in meaningful conversations with fellow researchers.



6. Networking and Collaboration

 - Take advantage of the networking opportunities during the poster session to connect with other researchers.

 - Exchange contact information and consider carrying business cards to facilitate future communication.

 - Attend other poster sessions and presentations to learn about the latest research in your field.

 - Explore potential collaborations, research synergies, or opportunities for future projects.



7. Conference Logistics

 - Familiarise yourself with the conference schedule, including the duration of the poster session.

 - Respect the allocated time for your presentation and avoid going over your allotted time.

 - If audiovisual equipment is allowed, prepare a brief presentation or demonstration to complement your poster. Check the availability and compatibility of such equipment in advance.



Remember, poster sessions provide an excellent platform to showcase your research, receive feedback, and engage with the academic community. By following these guidelines and taking care of practical matters, you can make the most out of the experience. See you soon in Prague!