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2020 Virtual Poster Session

This years poster session is open to the greater Johns Hopkins community, including the University, Hospital, Healthcare, Space Telescope, APL, and Peabody student community… via Zoom!

For our virtual symposium this year, we will be hosting the poster session during the lunch break.

Our online format will allow you to present your screen (poster) just as you would in person.

We will be holding smaller Breakout Groups to allow for further questions and discussions – similar to how a poster session would function on campus. 

2020 Virtual Poster Session


Thank you for your interest in submitting a poster to this year’s Annual Symposium. Please read the following information carefully.


The poster session will take place on
October 23, 2020, at 12:00pm, via Zoom.

Who Can Participate

The poster session is open to the greater Johns Hopkins community, including the University, Hospital, Healthcare, Space Telescope, APL, and Peabody student community.


5pm, Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

We recommend registering your poster as soon as possible, so that we can promote it on our website. 

After we check your abstract and registration, we’ll add your poster abstract to the Symposium section of website. 

We plan to accommodate as many relevant poster presentations as possible.

Please make sure you register for the Symposium as well as a poster session. These are two different registrations.

Poster Specifications

Printing is NOT necessary – just a digital file submitted by 

5pm, Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

File Size

  • 10″ x 7.5″ (4:3) standard PowerPoint size.
  • Maximum of 3 slides.
  • This size is much smaller then years past – you will have the opportunity to zoom in, and pan-around the poster.

Poster Madness

We will have a “Poster Madness” during which poster presenters are asked to show one (and only one) slide and spend one (and only one) minute talking about their poster. This is a great opportunity to generate interest in your poster.

All poster presenters are expected to participate in Poster Madness.

Poster Madness is scheduled during the lunch break of this year’s Symposium.

Posters will be available to view and comment

on the IDIES website starting

Thursday October 22, 2020.


In order for a participant to be eligible for awards associated with the Poster Madness competition they MUST:


Poster Competition Criteria

  • Scientific Merit:
    • Does the research encompass the potential to advance knowledge?
    • Is the research innovative?
    • Does the research demonstrate potential to benefit society and contribute to the achievement of specific, desired societal outcomes?
  • Scientific Content:
    • Abstract is informative and aligns with the scientific content of the poster.
    • Objectives & methods are clearly and informatively explained.
    • Findings & conclusions clearly state the results of the study, and explains the significance of the study and importance of the results.
  • Poster Display and Organization:
    • Overall Appearance
    • Text/graphics Balance
    • Main Points are clearly identified

Submitting Your Files:

Please send or upload a single slide for Poster Madness to 


5pm, Tuesday, October 20, 2020.


You may submit a PDF, JPG, PNG, or a URL.

We’ll add your slide to a Poster Madness presentation which will be ready when it is your turn to present.