A more general form of this question has been answered here for example, but I want to know what makes a good poster presentation in physics and/or engineering conferences.

Obviously the poster must be visually appealing as discussed in various posts here, but I have seen cases where the most stunning posters (looks really good and well-written) did not win poster prizes when judged by professors at the conferences. Can you give reasons as to why this happens? Are there some special conditions or requirements in physics/engineering for such presentations?

(I hope this question is not off-topic, if it is, maybe you can suggest how to make it on-topic?)

I am in the biological sciences and I’d like to present my research (in front of colleagues who know about our research area but not specifically about my topic) without using PowerPoint (or slides created by a similar tool). I have about 30 minutes for the presentation which is supposed to be the basis for the subsequent discussion of my work.

There is the possibility to use a whiteboard and/or flip chart. And of course I could provide my colleagues with some printed material before the presentation starts.

My motivation for this kind of presentation is simply to move away from the expected and conventional PowerPoint-presentation and try out some different techniques.

What should I consider to make it easier for my audience to follow, and what should I avoid?

I am a second-year PhD student.

Through a grant I was able to organize a scientific visit for myself to another university. The aim of this visit was just to talk and discuss with some of the staff there about their research.

Prior to my arrival, my host notified me that they frequently hold internal seminars/colloquia etc. and would I like to give a talk. I obviously accepted this offer.

My question is, when listing this talk on my CV, should I list it as contributed, invited, or just a ‘Talk’?

I only ask as typically I think of the term ‘invited talks’ for more senior, established academics and it was I who petitioned my host in the first instance for a visit.

Any input welcome. Thanks

Suppose that two collaborators sent a paper to a conference which was very far away (say, from US to Australia). After the paper was accepted, one of the authors took the flight to the venue, and died on the way.

Conferences generally require someone to present their work for their paper to appear in proceedings. However, in this situation, it is nobody’s fault.

Is there a rule or a specific implementation for such cases?

I’m making a presentation for a close-group conference, and it’s the first time when I am making a Powerpoint slide with my bio. I have decided to put the Academic Degrees + the acronyms of the University names as bullet points, then add the logos from each University/Company at the bottom of the slide. The reason why I would like to do that is to add Design quality to the presentation. This also leads me to the question: when is it appropriate to use logo’s of universities/companies when they don’t belong to you?

I saw in a previous post this advice about using the letterhead:

Once you’re no longer affiliated with the university because you
graduated or separated, then you should not use the letterhead.

Can it be the same for the logo on a presentation?

I have been shortlisted for a job interview later this month for a lectureship in a UK university. The interview will consist of a presentation and a panel interview.

As per the HR’s email, the presentation should talk about how I can contribute to the school’s research, teaching and engagement. My question is, what to include in the teaching part? I will specify the school’s existing modules that I can cover. Meanwhile, should I suggest one or two modules that I can develop but are not in the school’s teaching portfolio yet? Or should I not include this in the presentation, but simply wait until the panel interview bring up this?

I’d like to show that I have done some research on the school’s teaching programmes. But I don’t want to sound like I am challenging the school’s existing programmes. The job description does not mention the development of new modules, either.

Any comments and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.