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When you go about a poster presentation the wrong way, your poster will drown amid the hundreds of others. You, yourself will be utterly bored standing next to your poster twiddling your thumbs. But things can be different.

In this workshop we will walk you through the steps on how to build a scientific poster. One that is clear and engaging and will bring you and your audience the greatest value.

Among others, the workshop will discuss:

  • How to grab the attention? (Why should the audience listen to you?)
  • Telling your story in 15 seconds.
  • How to structure your poster?
  • Getting a lengthy paper on a compact poster.
  • Examples of awesome research posters.
  • Where do you find professional images?
  • How to design a scientific poster.

During the workshop you will get to work on your own poster. So take the draft / semi-final result you already have with you to the workshop! You will have to send a new version of your poster to the trainer before March 26, 2019 on which you will receive individual feedback. Ultimately, you will present your poster for a jury on April 23, 2019.  

For whom?

  • PhD students
  • Max. number of participants: 15 


  • March 12, 2019 (9:00-13:00): workshop
  • March 26, 2019: deadline sending in a new version of your poster
  • before April 4, 2019: receive video/audio feedback on your poster 
  • April 23, 2019 (15:00-17:00): present your poster to a jury


  • March 12 & April 23, 2019: campus Diepenbeek, building D, room A4


  • Don't forget to take your laptop with you.


  • Registration is closed.

Acknowledged as?

  • DS BSH: category 'research management & communication skills' - workshop aimed at developing general research skills
  • DS HLS: category 'transferable skills' - one compulsory elective course
  • DS ST: category 'scientific and generic communication' - one course about scientific and generic communication