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Preparing a Conference Poster

TypeOne-day course
InstructorDr. Philipp Mayer
Number of Places12
There are vacanciesnein

9:00 - 17:00 h

StartNov 02, 2009

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Doctoral candidates and postdocs of the natural sciences within Dahlem Research School

Workshop Description


Participants prepare posters that attract attention, communicate research results within seconds and demonstrate the author’s scientific competence.


The workshop is composed of short lectures and extended exercises. Participants evaluate existing posters, draft own posters on the computer and present their drafts to the group. It is a workshop for PhD-candidates with no experience in poster preparation. The software applied in this workshop is PowerPoint.


  • arrange your material: topics, titles, conference abstracts
  • communicate clearly: content, structure, figures, tables, pictures
  • attract attention: colours, layout, typography, poster templates
  • present your work: tips for poster presentations, the one minute presentation                 


Dr. Philipp Mayer