Chair: Prof. Jason Tavares, Polytechnique Montréal
Co-Chair: Prof. Lakshminarayana Rao, Indian Institute of Science
34 students will introduce their posters to all ISPC23 attendees in 3 min Poster Pitches (1 slide, no animations) immediately before the Monday and Tuesday afternoon poster sessions.
The 3-min Poster Pitch schedule can be found here.
Instructions to prepare your 3-min poster pitch (students only)
Based on the 3-minute thesis competition started in 2008 by the University of Queensland, this format allows you to summarize your work for a multidisciplinary audience. Your challenge is to engage the audience and present your work in an accessible manner with a very stringent time constraint:
- You are allowed a single slide (either PowerPoint or PDF format).
- You must send your slide to email@example.com with the subject “Poster pitch slide” no later than 5PM the evening preceding your pitch (5 MB maximum file size).
- Your slide cannot contain any animations.
- You must display your 3-min poster pitch ID in the top-left corner of your slide so that it is readable by the audience. Don’t know your 3-min poster pitch ID? Check the Monday and Tuesday schedules here.
- Presentations will last no more than 3 minutes (180 seconds, 0.05 hours). After 2 min 45 s, the session chair will give you a brief warning. At 3 minutes, an audible alarm will sound and interrupt your presentation. Your are thus highly encouraged to rehearse!
- Though not mandatory, we encourage you to include the following information on your slide : poster authors and title. There is no question period during the pitches, so this information will help the audience locate your poster for added discussion.
- Your slide should not be a repeat of your poster – rather, it should serve as a visual summary. Visual elements should dominate.
- Assume your audience knows the absolute basics of plasma, but no further: plasma is a highly multidisciplinary field, and you should use your pitch to make your high level work accessible (this makes it easier to recognize and appreciate innovation!). Up to 50% of your pitch can be dedicated to introduction and context, with the remaining 50% used to highlight one key result.
- 3 minute pitches work best when you incorporate analogies and metaphors, with a little bit of humour and personal touches sprinkled in. Show enthusiasm and interest for your work.