Making a Poster Presentation at a 21st Century Academic Forum Conference
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The 21st Century Academic Forum difference...
The 21st Century Academic Forum strongly encourages you to follow Albert Einstein's advice about explaining your work simply and clearly. We take pride in our conferences being inter/multi/trans disciplinary, international, and encouraging impactful/applied research. As such, we hope you will think carefully about what your audience knows and doesn't know (or frankly doesn't care about). Our conferences are unlike narrowly defined single discipline conferences, and your fellow participants may not know all the terminology, jargon, acronyms, and researchers in your area. Look at this conference as an opportunity to take a fresh look at your research as you prepare to explain to people who may know little to nothing about your work. Please remember our mantra: keep it simple and clear!
Poster Presentation Basics
Making a Poster Presentation is an excellent way to talk about the great work you are doing. There is plenty of room to display your poster near the coffee station, and with a 3 hour block of time, you should have the opportunity to talk to a diverse group of people about your work.
With ample room for your poster, we are not specifying that you make your poster a certain size. We will have tape available for you to put up your poster. We kindly ask poster presenters to arrive early Monday morning and put up their posters before the keynote session starts.
As our mission is to support impactful/applied research, we hope you will consider our advice of presenting your research using this simple formula:
(1) Describe the problem
(2) Describe WHY the problem is a problem
(3) Describe how your research addresses the problem
(4) Describe the impact of your research
(5) Describe the next steps in your research
(6) Solicit advice (and possible collaborations) with your audience members