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Onlineseminar "Academic Poster Full Circle - Concept, Design and Presentation"

This workshop is offered in cooperation with the Leistungszentrum Simulations- und Software-basierte Innovation.


When and where?

04. and 11.07.2024 | 9am – 4pm| online via zoom.

The arrangement of breaks will be agreed with the participants in the course.


What it is about? 

Poster sessions are an integral part of scientific conferences. Their purpose is to highlight research results, visualise them, and stimulate discussion. To draw your audience in, you need a clear content structure, a text format optimised for best readability and well-chosen graphics. Above all, you need to think well through how to compellingly organise your content on the required poster format.

Though – designing an attractive poster is only half the story – a succinct and convincing presentation is just as
important to convey your scientific topic. The workshop teaches design skills in combination with presentation expertise and offers you practical training on how to use these skills for a targeted science communication.

04.07.2024 | Part 1 | Concept and Design of Academic Posters

poster – the visual tool | content structure | basic elements and key principles of poster design: typography, colour, composition, visualisation, alignment, space etc. | layout techniques | use of grid and columns | handling poster templates and corporate design | poster practice session | poster evaluation

11.07.2024 | Part 2 | Effective Poster Presentations

interplay poster design and presentation | interacting with visual aids | clarifying objective and the main message | dramaturgy, opener and close | verbal and nonverbal communication | pitch presentations | video recording | feedback | 

Lectures, analysis, practical exercises, group work, video recording, presentations, feedback.


Target group & course language

The seminar is aimed at all young scientists. Participants of the Young Researchers Symposium 2024 presenting a poster will be prefered in allocation of places.

Quantity of participants: 12  

Course language is English.


Technical requirements

  • PC or laptop with Internet connection and equipped with PowerPoint or comparable application
  • Powerful internet with a current browser.
  • A quiet workplace.
  • The online seminar takes place via zoom
  • Content material (texts and graphics) for a poster or recently designed examples



Birgit Lukowski

Communication designer, lecturer, trainer based in Berlin | author of a series of practice-oriented workshops, specialising in graphic design and presentation for science communication.



Participation is limited. Please register bindingly via this online registration form by 07.06.2024 

The course is open to all PhD students of RPTU as well as to PhD students of the Fraunhofer Institutes IESE and ITWM. Participation is free of charge. Please note the information on the  conditions of participation and registration. 

If you have any questions, please contact the office of the TU-Nachwuchsring: nwr-info[at]rptu.de