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Why Present a Poster at the 2019 Annual Conference?

Wednesday, December 5, 2018  
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Why should you go to all the trouble to present a poster?

  1. CONNECT:  Posters offer the opportunity to connect with other conference attendees.  Take advantage of the opportunity to talk with someone about your poster that could lead to future partnership! Poster presentations allow for one-on-one conversations that would not be possible during a traditional presentation.
  2.  GET THE WORD OUT:  A poster is a great way to share your work. It also gives you the chance to engage with others in a way that networking alone does not.  Your poster  defines the topic of conversation.
  3.  NO THEME LIMITS:  You don’t know how to make your poster fit the theme, don’t worry.  A poster is a good way to present work that doesn’t fit into a specific theme. Your work likely still fits the conference or the audience, it just may not be a good fit for the agenda. Posters can offer a strong supplement to the conference agenda, as well as provide you with a means to present your program, research or project.
  4.  NICE WORK:  Receive compliments and critiques that can help you in the future. An insightful, impartial discussion of your work by a peer can often provide ideas for improving your work later on.
  5.  TIME IS ON YOUR SIDE:  A poster presentation provides ample time for Q & A. You are not held to the time constraints of an oral presentation.  
  6.  PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: Presenting a poster allows for practicing your presentation skills and professional speaking. Pubic speaking is always a skill that can be improved through repeated rehearsal.
  7. NEW TO THE GAME: A poster is great for new programs, projects or research. A great idea may become more concrete following discussions with others.  Put your work out there to get input!

Click here to learn more and submit your abstract today!  Submission deadline, April 12,2019. 


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