Call for Poster Proposals

Call for Poster Proposals

The organizing committee invites abstracts of original contributions for poster presentations. The poster presentation includes a 1-minute pitching that is to be presented in front of the Karelia Symposium live audience. The best poster contribution will be awarded. 

Instructions for submitting a poster proposal 

A good poster is informative and easy to understand, and it delivers your message mostly by visual means. 

Posters will be added to the website in electronic form and, if pandemic situation permitting, posters are also printed. UEF students and researchers should use UEF’s e-Poster model. Remember to make an online version of your poster. 

UEF Poster models 

Application formfor poster presentation, call is open during 17 January – 25 March 2022. 

Send your poster by 25 March 2022 to miia.savolainen(a) 

Pitching instructions for the poster presenters 

The 1-minute pitching presentation has to be an elevator pitch type concise statement of your research. The pitches will be delivered in the auditorium one by one without any breaks or questions. Each presenter has to prepare one PowerPoint slide that will be shown on the screen during the pitching. The slide should not be the poster itself but a well-formulated slide with an informative heading supported by a few lines of text and/or a picture or graph supporting your presentation (NB. please avoid using too much text on your slides!). 

UEF students and researchers should use the UEF PowerPoint template to make the slide: 

UEF PowerPoint template 

The goal of the 1-minute pitch

The goal of the 1-minute pitch is to create a memorable, enthusiastic, and positive impression; to raise the listeners’ curiosity; and to attract them to visit your poster for further information. You will have just and only 60 seconds for your pitch, during which you should convincingly tell the audience: 

    • Who you are? 
    • What is the topic of your poster? 
    • Why is it an important topic? 
    • What are the main findings/conclusions? 
    • How does your work connect with a broader view about its discipline? 

A good pitch that attracts many visitors to your poster helps you to get votes. A memorable pitch, per se, may already give a reason to vote you. Poster that receives most votes will be awarded. 

Best poster award 

The best poster will be awarded in the end of the Symposium. During the Symposium, each member of the audience will have one vote.  Those attending the symposium can vote for the best poster during the symposium through this link (opens April 7, 2022).