Preparing Conference Posters

May 17, 2019 from 9.00 a.m. till 5.30  p.m., room Pegasus (0.003), Alte Sternwarte, Poppelsdorfer Allee 47, 53115 Bonn

Course content
Conference posters are on display in competitive environments: They have to stand out in order to gain recognition. This workshop shows how to prepare posters that attract attention, communicate research results within seconds and demonstrate scientific competence.


  • select topics and tools: message, title, conference abstracts, poster templates, software tools
  • improve clarity: content, structure, typography
  • attract attention: colours, layout, figures, photographs
  • present your work: succeeding in poster sessions, giving poster talks

Every participant is asked to bring a notebook equipped with PowerPoint or Apache OpenOffice Impress to the workshop. Examples of conference posters (print or digital) are welcome.


Target group
Doctoral candidates from all subject areas.
"Promotion Plus"
8 units are applicable for this course within the „Promotion plus“ certificate.
Module 1: Independent Research 
Course instructor
Please register your intererest in this workshop with your BIGS coordinator by March 08.


Please find the overview of all workshops offered in Promotion plus BIGS here.

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