Scientific posters

Clear at Glance - Effective Academic Posters: Concept, Design and Presentation in Natural Sciences

Academic posters are an integral part of scientific conferences to present current research results. To attract and invite the scientific community to discuss and debate, scientific posters must be clear, powerful and coherent. This applies in two respects, both in terms of the creation and presentation of posters.


In this two-day, interactive workshop Birgit Lukowski (Communication designer, lecturer and trainer, DESIGN STUDIO SUEDSTERN, Berlin) covers both topics. The workshop is aimed at doctoral students, scientific staff and postdocs of Natural Sciences who want to improve their skills in creating effective academic posters and presenting them in a powerful and convincing manner. The workshop is held in English. Part 1 of the workshop focuses in concept and design of effective academis posters. Part 2 covers effective poster presentations.

In order to profit the most from this two-part workshop, participants are required to bring the content material of a poster or a draft poster to the workshop, as Part 1 provides the input enabling you to design or redesign it and Part 2 provides the platform to present your scientific poster.

Please bring

  • your own laptop equipped with PowerPoint
  • content material for your poster/ draft poster


Central issues

  • Poster - the visual tool
  • Preperation of a concise content structure
  • Key principles of poster design: typography, colour, composition, image and visualisation
  • Professional layout technique
  • Poster templates
  • Poster practice session and poster evaluation
  • Interplay poster design & oral presentation
  • Defining objectives and clarifying the main message
  • Dramaturgy, opener & close
  • Verbal and nonverbal communication
  • Poster presentations with video recording & feedback


Course description, lecturers, dates and venue


19.09.2020 + 26.09.2020

each 10 am – 5 pm

Key Data

  • Course language: English
  • 12 participants
  • Duration: 12 hours, two dates
  • Lecturer: Birgit Lukowski
  • Course number: 80014

Deadline for registration extended until
11. Sept. 2020
* Criteria for the allocation of places

*Criteria for allocation of course places

As a first priority, the workshop places will be awarded to doctoral students, postdocs and scientific staff of the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Leibniz University Hannover (LUH). However, registrations from other faculties of the LUH and of Hannover Medical School (MHH) are also considered. Participation fees see fee list! Basically, the places are awarded in each case in the order of registration. The participants and rejected applicants receive a notification by e-mail.