VPH 2014 ePoster Template - Title: 34pt bold Authors and affiliations: 13pt bold Headings: 17pt bold Content: 15pt Preparing Your ePoster for the VPH 2014 Conference You are required to submit an ePoster to the VPH 2014 conference no later than Thursday September 4th, 2014. Submission URL: http://vph2014.stayfrosty.no ePoster optimum size: • Dimensions: 1920x1080px (16:9 aspect ratio – 50” widescreen, W:111cm x H:62,45cm). This template’s dimensions are specifically tailored for the screens being used at the conference. It is highly recommended that you use this template when creating your ePoster. ePoster format: • Only one slide per poster • Hyperlinks to web-pages and other sources are not permitted. • Animations and videos are allowed, but MUST be embedded in the pptx/ppt-file in order to work. They may run continuously or start on click. Keep in mind that your ePoster will also be displayed in rotation during breaks. No interaction is possible when the posters are in this “slideshow”-mode, hence “start-on-click”-media will not be displayed. Important: • If you choose not to use this template, make sure that you select a page setup of “16:9 On Screen Show” before saving and submitting. • If you have access to a large Full HD 16:19 widescreen television (46” or bigger) you can try out this file in slideshow mode on your TV to get an idea on how your ePoster will look (do a readability test) on the screens at the conference. • When presenting your ePoster you’ll have access to a Logitech K400 wireless keyboard and touchpad (there are one per screen), letting you navigate your ePoster and start/stop media that needs to be clicked. • Office PowerPoint 2013 on Windows 8 will be used to display the ePosters at the Conference. Tips For Preparing and Presenting Your ePoster Less is more A well-constructed ePoster communicates your research to the viewer at a glance. Your content should be limited to only what is essential. Ask yourself the following questions as you design your ePoster: • Will a casual observer walk away understanding my major findings after a quick perusal of my material? • Will a more careful reader learn enough to ask informed questions? Suggested headings 1. Issue 2. Approach 3. Findings 4. Implications for Policy and Practice 1. Introduction 2. Methods 3. Results 4. Conclusions An infographic is worth a thousand words ePosters are a visual medium. Use images, videos, animations and infographics to convey your messages. Graphics should not be blurry or pixelated. Use high-resolution images. If necessary, indicate the ordering of your section with numbers, letters, or arrows. Balance the placement of text and graphics. Use white space creatively to define the flow of information. Columns make your poster easier to read. Your graphs should look professional and have labels. For assistance with ePoster submission please contact: STAY FROSTY AS - Dag Hendrik Lerdal [email protected] Presenting your poster Don't read the poster to your audience. Give the big picture of what you did, explain why the subject is important, and use the graphics to illustrate and support your key points. Some questions to answer while making your presentation: • What’s the research question? • Why is this question important? • What strategy is used? • What are the results and why are they unique or important? • How does this relate to other research? • What comes next? How can your research be used to have an impact? Saving and Uploading your ePoster Please name your ePoster PowerPoint file (.ppt or .pptx) according to this format: "Author full name - Poster title.pptx“ Ensure High Quality of Pictures and Images Make sure your pictures quality aren’t worsened by compression by selecting “Tools” -> “Compress Pictures..” and selecting “Print” as target output during the Save As.. Dialog Three rules for videos: Embed, Optimize for Compatibility and Compress • Media must be embedded into the PowerPoint file in order to work. Submission of separate video-files (.mov, .avi, .mp4, etc.) in addition to the .ppt/.pptx-file is not permitted. When saving your ePoster make sure to break any links to external media shown in “File – Info”. • Optimize media by clicking the “Optimize for Compatibility” button shown in “File – Info”. This ensures your videos will play regardless of installed codecs on the playback-computer. • Compress media that can be compressed in “File – Info”. Compress using Presentation Quality and you won’t experience any quality loss.