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8. Feb 2023

Clear at glance! Designing Effective Academic Posters (April 18 and 24, 2023 | online)

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Starting Point

Poster sessions are an integral part of almost every scientific conference. Their purpose is to highlight research results, visualize them, and stimulate discussion. To draw your audience in, you need a crystal-clear message, 
a text format optimized for best legibility and well-chosen graphics. And above all, you need to think well through how to organize, arrange and illustrate your research content for a printed or digital poster format.

Basic rules of graphic design and layout technique will help you to present your work in a visually well-structured and compelling way. The training shows you how to present your research efficiently and provides time to put directly into practice what you have learned. 

Line Up

April 18, 2023 | 9:00 – 12:00 | 

  • communication – structure, main message, target audience, objectives, intended impact
  • corporate design and poster templates
  • design basics – typography, colour, proportional balance, visualisation, composition
  • professional layout technique – design with grid and columns
  • how to set up and work with poster templates (PowerPoint)

13:00 – 15:00 | 
Practice time to design or redesign your poster 

15:00 – 16:00 | 
Timeframe for questions – first feedback – hints and tips how to work on

April 24, 2023 | 9:00 – 10:00 | 
Follow-Up: Get together to present and evaluate your poster drafts

Target Group

Doctoral students and postdocs (of all disciplines)

Please note

To profit the most from this workshop, participants are required to bring material (text, images, graphs etc.) of their current research work or recently designed posters. If you come well prepared, you may come away from the seminar with a finalized poster.

Term and Application

  • April 18, 2023, 9am – 4pm / April 24, 2022, 9 – 10 am
  • Group size: maximum 10
  • Workshop language: English
  • Format: online workshop
  • Applications are considered in chronological order of receipt. You get information.

Registration – fully booked


Birgit Lukowski is a communication designer, lecturer and workshop trainer, based in Berlin. Her design and presentation workshop-concepts are offered at numerous research institutes across Germany.


This workshop has been realised with financial support from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.

Über Thomas Michael

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