#IVSA2021 Call for Posters and Visual/Creative Multimedia Submissions
Research Posters are a graphic way to present research
A key feature of our upcoming online conference will be a series of live interactive poster sessions designed to showcase our emerging visual and creative work. The purpose of a poster exhibition is to convey to a wide audience a research project’s significance to scholars in the field and its potential significance to the general public.
The poster session will take place at the IVSA’s conference centre on Gather.Town, an intuitive and easy-to-navigate online platform for creating an interactive 2D world with retro visual graphics. Participants’ avatars will be able to walk around the IVSA’s conference centre using their keyboard’s arrow keys. The poster sessions will take place in dedicated poster exhibition space where they will be pre-loaded and organized using thumbnail images – an experience similar to an in-person conference. To get an idea of what the space is like, feel free to visit IVSA’s conference centre on Gather.Town, but please note that it’s still under construction!
To view a poster, conference attendees only need to press the “X” key, which will also enable them to interact by video chat with the poster presenter. When you are in a private space near a poster, you will only be interacting with other people looking at the poster, and not the neighbouring posters. This promotes interaction with the poster presenter without disrupting conversations going on around other posters in the room. We’ve chosen this platform to ensure a more engaging experience where poster presenters and delegates can interact with one another – much like at a real-life poster session!
Please submit your poster abstracts here:
March 10th, 2021: Abstract due
March 22nd, 2021: Notification of result
May 15th, 2021 Final Poster Upload Deadline (on Gather.town):
Formatting guidelines for creating your poster
Must include: Name & contact info/Affiliation/Project title and funding sources (if applicable)
Formats for research posters include: jpeg or png (high resolution)
Formats for multimedia research creations include: a still image, multiple still images, interactive websites (e.g., thinglink.com), video with/out audio, etc.
Delegates should be present to describe their work during the exhibition at the synchronous virtual conference July 5-8, 2021.
We look forward to receiving your submission!
For any questions, please contact IVSA2021@gmail.com