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BRS ONLINE WORKSHOP | Designing Effective Academic Posters

Six basics steps to effectively communicate your science

Academic posters are an integral part of almost any scientific conference. Their purpose is to highlight and communicate research results as effectively and vividly as possible and invite discussion. The workshop conveys the key principles of poster design and layout technique.

Participants learn how to develop a clearly structured poster in order to attract the attention of their target audience. They will acquire essential design skills on how to present a research work visually well organized, appealing and focused on the most relevant items. The theoretical part is followed by a practice session and provides ample time to concept and design the own academic poster as well as to evaluate and discuss the poster draft with the group.




10:00 – 11:00 | ONLINE

  • communication – structure, main message, target audience, objectives, intended impact
  • corporate design and poster templates
  • design basics – typography, colour, proportional balance, visualisation, composition

11:15 – 12:15 | ONLINE

  • professional layout technique – design with grid and columns
  • how to set up and work with poster templates (PowerPoint)

13:15 – 15:00 | OFFLINE

  • Practice time to design or redesign your poster at home or office

15:00 – 16:00 | ONLINE

  • Timeframe for questions – first feedback – hints and tips


09:00 – 10:00 AM | ONLINE

  • Feedback Session: Get together to present and evaluate the poster drafts



To profit the most from this workshop, participants are required to bring text and image material of their current research work or recently designed posters, as well as their laptop equipped with Adobe InDesign CC (or CS6) optionally with Microsoft PowerPoint.


UPDATE: This workshop is now offered as an online course using Moodle and BigBlueButton. We will send you a link to the moodle course as well as the technical information a few days before the course starts. 

We are offering this course FREE to the first 10 participants who bindingly register for our annual Poster Contest, which is part of the "Wissenschaftstag 2020" on 18th November 2020.
This workshop offers a valuable basis for all your posters and the Poster Contest provides a great platform to test your new skills. If you are interested in taking this course and would like to register for the Poster Contest please contact us via email: research-school[at]uni-weimar.de
Deadline to register for the Poster Contest: 02.10.2020

Registration Deadline: 13 October 2020
Instructor: Birgit Lukowski
Date & Time:

23.10.2020 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Basics Poster Design - Poster Practice
27.10.2020 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Poster Feedback-Follow-up
Course language: English
Module: This workshop can be credited in the BRS Qualification Programme Module "Academic Soft Skills".

Conditions of participation

This workshop is primarily aimed towards doctoral candidates of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Participation in this workshop is subject to a participation fee. For doctoral candidates of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, this is a fee of 15,00 €. Please note the applicable conditions of participation according to the Terms of Usage for Qualification Courses at the Bauhaus Research School. We will inform you about the payment modalities by e-mail after you have registered for the course here in the portal.

Depending on capacity, other members and affiliates of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, as well as external interested parties, can also participate in the qualification courses. Participation is also subject to a participation fee. If you are interested, please contact the Bauhaus Research School directly in advance by e-mail to research-school@uni-weimar.de.


Bauhaus Research School, Marienstr. 14. Room 201


Kommunikation und Präsentation

1. Termin:
Freitag, 23. Oktober 2020, 10:00 Uhr - 16:00 Uhr
2. Termin:
Dienstag, 27. Oktober 2020, 09:00 Uhr - 10:00 Uhr

Donnerstag, 20. Februar 2020, 00:00 Uhr
Mittwoch, 21. Oktober 2020, 23:59 Uhr
Dienstag, 13. Oktober 2020, 23:59 Uhr
Maximalanzahl Teilnehmer/innen:
15,00 €


Bauhaus Research School
Marienstr. 14
99423 Weimar

Tel.: +49 (0) 36 43/58 41 00
Fax: +49 (0) 36 43/58 41 01
E-Mail: research-school[at]uni-weimar.de


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