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5. Feb 2024

Clear at glance – Designing Effective Academic Posters (April 9, 2024)

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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

| 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

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 09, 2024, 9 am – 4 pm
  • Format: on-site at MLU
  • Location: Von-Seckendorff-Platz 1, SR: 5.10 (roof level)
  • Group size: maximum 12
  • Workshop language: English
  • Applications are considered in chronological order of receipt. You get information.


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    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.

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

    Über Lilly Teresa Kube

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