Designing effective academic posters with Powerpoint

Feb 27, 2020 from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Graduate Center

Target Group:

This workshop is intended for doctoral candidates and postdocs (up to two years after their doctorate)


Birgit Lukowski


Six basic steps to create an appealing scientific poster

As a major aspect of academic publishing, posters are an integral part of almost every scientific conference. Their purpose is to highlight and visualize research results as effectively as possible and invite discussion.

In this workshop, participants learn how to conceive and develop a clearly structured poster in order to attract the attention of their target audience. They will also learn the importance of moving away from densely-packed, high word count formats still so common today. 

Specially tailored to the requirements of scientific presentations, the workshop conveys a basic knowledge of design and layout techniques, e.g. targeted text formatting, optimizing images and graphs, handling proportions and the use of professional layout grids.

Participants will acquire essential skills how to present their research work visually well organized, attractive, eye-catching and focused on the most relevant items, and they will have the opportunity to put directly into practice what they have learned.

Note for participants:

To profit the most from this workshop, participants are required to bring individual material (text, images, graphs etc.) of their current research work or recently designed posters as well as their laptops and PowerPoint/Open Office.


Please send your preferential poster templates beforehand as pdf file per mail to until 13 February 2020




Registrations are welcome until 30 January 2020 via our online portal. We will then determine whether the minimum number of 7 participants has been reached. Should the minimum number of participants not have been reached, the event will not take place due to financial reasons. Once the minimum number of participants has been reached, further registrations are possible until 8 days previous to the beginning of the event.

Please note:

There are 14 places on this course. The persons that can participate in the course will receive an e-mail from the Graduate Center. Without this confirmation mail you cannot participate in the course. Only participants that have registered for the course via the Graduate Center will receive a certificate of attendance.

All further registrations will be placed on a waiting list. As soon as there is a free place on the course you will receive a message from us. If you do not receive any message you cannot participate in this course.






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