During a “traditional” conference session, presenters stand next to their poster while conference attendees walk around and ask questions. This is the same – except online. Presenters share their posters on Twitter and conference attendees will ask questions using their Twitter accounts.
Before the Conference
- Submit an abstract for peer review using the submission platform on our website
- Create a Twitter account if you do not already have one and follow @SJPD_JPDS
If you have any questions about Twitter, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Preparing Your Poster
- Once your submission has been accepted, you will receive an email with your reviewers’ comments. Make sure to address any pressing comments in your poster.
- You can use PowerPoint or a similar program to create your poster using the following specifications:
- Your poster must be twice as wide as it is tall in landscape. We recommend using 10 inches (25.4 cm) wide x 5 inches (12.7 cm) tall. (Under design, on the far right side, click slide size and set a custom size).
- Use only sans-serif fonts such as Arial. Do not use a font that is smaller than 10pt. Examples of how your font may look on a 10 x 5 inch poster are seen here.
- Your poster should be as accessible as possible. Less is more. See more on accessibility here.
- Save your poster as a PNG file. The maximum size for Twitter is 5 MB.
- Prepare up to 10 tweets to accompany your poster. These tweets will serve as your presentation. Tweets have a 280-character limit; this includes spaces.
You can send us an email if you have any questions.
During the Conference
- Share your poster using your personal Twitter account by 12 pm EST on March 3rd:
- In the same tweet as your poster, tag @SJPD_JPDS and use the hashtag #JPDSposter and/or #afficheSJPD
- Your poster will be retweeted by a member of the JPDS committee.
- Replying to your original tweet, share any accompanying text you have prepared.
- Ensure you are checking your Twitter account during both days of the conference. If possible, you should be online on March 3rd from 12pm to 1pm EST.
- Conference attendees will ‘circulate’ the posters throughout the conference, and tweet replies to the presenters, ideally in the form of questions to generate discussion.