Presenting in a Virtual Poster Session
Sample Virtual Poster Presentation
Download a transcript of the sample virtual poster presentation.
New at Neuroscience 2021 - All abstracts will be presented as reimagined virtual posters. Presenters will receive instructions on how to prepare and upload virtual presentations later this fall. Each presenter will be required to prepare:
- Virtual Poster: A PDF of 5-10 slides representing the poster. This must include the study’s introduction, experimental design, analytical methods, conclusions, and acknowledgements of funding sources. Download a sample PDF.
- Recorded Presentation: 5-minute video presentation explaining the poster’s key points. All presentations within a poster session will be grouped together for easy viewing by attendees. View a sample virtual poster presentation above.
- Discussion and Collaboration: An assigned one-hour virtual group discussion with other presenters in the assigned poster session as well as any attendees who wish to participate. Discussion groups will be scheduled to take place November 8-11 within the annual meeting's virtual environment. Participants will be provided with the opportunity to network with colleagues and to answer questions from attendees.
- A prepared presentation is not required for this group discussion; just come ready to answer questions and network. Review these guidelines for virtual poster session discussions. During the session, start off the conversation by asking each presenter to introduce themselves and very briefly summarize their poster (one or two sentences).
- Remember to log into your poster’s Audience Response System via your conference harvester presenter task list to respond to any questions left for you by attendees.
All abstract presenters must register for the meeting by October 29 to present their poster. Instructions for preparing the virtual poster presentation will only be sent to the abstract’s listed presenting author. If the listed presenting author is not registered for Neuroscience 2021 by October 29, the poster will be withdrawn from the meeting.
If the presenting author cannot attend the virtual group discussion, participation by a co-author is acceptable. Both the author indicated as presenter in the author block and the co-author participating in the group discussion will need to be registered for Neuroscience 2021.
During the Preview Days on November 3-7, registered attendees will be able to view the uploaded PDF and video presentations on-demand and begin leaving questions and comments. Presenters will be notified when someone leaves a question, and they will be notified of responses.
Materials from poster presenters were due Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EDT.
Theme J Posters Session
Theme J (History, Education, and Society) abstracts are presented in a Theme J poster session that takes place on Sunday during the annual meeting.
How to Present a Poster
SfN members are invited to submit abstracts for presentation at the annual meeting. Presenters must submit an abstract during the abstract submission period in order to be considered for participation in a poster session.
Once an abstract is submitted, it is sessioned by the Program Committee into topically-based virtual poster sessions based on the themes and topics list. Submitters can propose their own virtual poster sessions using the linking group function during abstract submission. Linking groups indicate to the Program Committee that a group of abstracts wish to be sessioned together in the same poster session. Up to 10 abstracts can be included in a linking group. Linking group requests are not guaranteed.