Presenting in a Virtual Poster Session
Sample Virtual Poster Presentation
New at Neuroscience 2021 - All abstracts will be presented as reimagined virtual posters. In-person presentation in Chicago is optional. Presenters will receive instructions on how to prepare and upload virtual presentations later this fall. Each presenter will be required to prepare:
- Virtual Poster: A PDF of 5-10 slides representing the poster. This must include the study’s introduction, experimental design, analytical methods, conclusions, and acknowledgements of funding sources. Download a sample PDF.
- Recorded Presentation: 5-minute audio or video presentation explaining the poster’s key points. All presentations within a poster session will be grouped together for easy viewing by attendees. View a sample virtual poster presentation above.
- Discussion and Collaboration: An assigned one-hour virtual group discussion with other presenters in the assigned poster session as well as any attendees who wish to participate. Discussion groups will be scheduled to take place November 8-11 within the annual meeting's virtual environment. Participants will be provided with the opportunity to network with colleagues and to answer questions from attendees. A prepared presentation is not required for this group discussion; just come ready to answer questions and network.
During the Preview Days on November 3-7, registered attendees will be able to view the uploaded PDF and audio/video presentations on-demand and begin leaving questions and comments. Presenters will be notified when someone leaves a question, and they will be notified of responses.
Materials from poster presenters will be due in late-October.
Presenting in an In-Person Poster Session
Poster presentation during the in-person portion of the annual meeting is optional. Presenters are not required to travel to Chicago to present their posters. Poster presenters who are also participating in the in-person component of the meeting will be assigned to:
- A 6 foot (1.8 meter) by 4 foot (1.2 meter) poster board to be used for presentation
- A one-hour presentation time during their 3.5-hour session.
Posters are placed on display for the entirety of the assigned 3.5-hour poster session. Within each session, poster presenters are given a specific, one-hour presentation time when they are expected to be present at their poster. Presenters may stay longer, but are required to be present during their assigned presentation time.
Theme J Posters Session
Theme J (History, Education, and Society) abstracts are presented in a Theme J poster session that takes place on Sunday during the annual meeting.
Sample In-Person Poster Templates
Access the links below to view two templates for demonstrating scientific rigor in your annual meeting poster presentation. There is no one right way of designing an effective poster. These examples are to be used as a general guide when preparing your in-person poster.
How to Present a Poster
SfN members are invited to submit abstracts for presentation at the annual meeting. Presenters must submit an abstract during the abstract submission period in order to be considered for participation in a poster session.
Once an abstract is submitted, it is sessioned by the Program Committee into topically-based virtual poster sessions based on the themes and topics list. Submitters can propose their own virtual poster sessions using the linking group function during abstract submission. Linking groups indicate to the Program Committee that a group of abstracts wish to be sessioned together in the same poster session. Up to 10 abstracts can be included in a linking group. Linking group requests are not guaranteed.