Sci did a post last year on posters at SFN, the difference between a good poster, a better poster, and the best posters (I'm talking with regards to styling, not content, if you've got crappy content, Sci simply cannot help you). I've found that, over time, some of my opinions on posters have changed, while some have not. We're going to take advantage of those changes now.
So here we go: how to make a decent scientific poster (or at least one that isn't completely terrible). Starring SciC. I was going to put up some new examples with pics, but I may not have time this time. We'll see if I can edit them in.
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I have a growing list, the more conferences that I go to, of things that one should REALLY not do when giving a conference talk. Sadly, I see these things all the time. The good thing about this is that when I see a really good presentation, my socks are knocked off and I am inspired. The bad thing about this is that I have to see all the bad stuff that leaves my eyes rolling. Every year I add to this list, and there's ALWAYS more to add. Behold, the bad, the ugly, and the presentations guaranteed to give your eager listeners a headache:
The 21 things (and counting) you should NEVER do in a powerpoint presentation.
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YES! Sci applied, and got picked, to be one of the "neurobloggers" for the Society for Neuroscience meeting this year in Washington, DC!! It's gonna be a GOOD time. Each day of the conference I will be posting about the latest and greatest neuroscience over at Scientific American. And in the days leading up to the conference, I'll be posting some sage advice for all you conference go-ers out there.
SO. If you are going to SfN, and presenting, and want Sci to cover your stuff, send me an email! I'd be glad ot stop by your poster, and if I've got the time, I might write up your stuff! And make sure to check HERE and over at The Scicurious Brain for all your neuroblogging needs!