Deadline extended to 11/11!
Interactive Poster Session
Are you working on innovative technologies to improve science communication, science policy, or public understanding of science? Submit your work to the interactive poster session of the #SpreadingFacts conference for a chance to present your project and receive complimentary conference tickets.
What We’re Looking For
Advances in science and technology are our strongest ammunition in facing urgent global challenges. But in order to create needed political and behavioral change, research must be communicated in a way that increases public understanding and moves people and institutions to action.
We’re looking for students, researchers, and organizations working on applying technology, broadly defined, to the problem of science communication in innovative ways. We are particularly interested in projects that contain an interactive or demo-able component — interactive experiences, online tools, videos, etc.
Selected posters will present their projects to conference participants on interactive screens during a lunchtime poster session, and will receive complimentary tickets to attend the day-long conference.
How To Submit & Criteria
Create a new Pub using the button below
In your Pub, include the following items:
Your name, email address, and affiliation
A brief biography
The names of any collaborators and their roles in the project
A title for your poster
A brief description of your project (no longer than 250 words)
Link to, embed, or upload your poster — a poster can be an image, video, presentation, interactive, online demo, etc.
If your poster is an interactive or demo, include brief written or video instructions describing how to use it so that we can fully assess it for inclusion in the poster session
Affirmation that you (and any collaborators who will join) can attend the conference in-person in Cambridge, MA on December 3, 2019
Key Dates & Locations
November 3, 2019: Poster submission deadline at 11:59pm EST
November 11, 2019: Poster submission deadline extended!
November 11-15, 2019: Winners notified and invited to attend
December 3, 2019: Conference takes place in Cambridge, MA
Submitters must be able to attend the conference in-person. We are unable to offer budget for travel or lodging.
Q: Who is eligible to submit a poster?
A: This is an open call and anyone is welcome to submit a poster.
Q: How many slots are available?
A: There are eight poster slots available.
Q: Can I submit more than one poster?
A: No. Due to limited time and resources, we will be accepting one poster per applicant. If an applicant submits more than one poster, we will read and consider the first one submitted.
Q: What is the deadline for poster submissions?
A: The deadline for proposals is November 3, 2019 at 12:59pm EST.
Q: Can I submit my poster in a language other than English?
A: No. Unfortunately, we can review posters written only in English.
Q: Will you consider collaborative posters?
A: Yes. However, conference slots are limited and we reserve the right to extend an invitation only to the submitting author.
Q: Do I have to submit an interactive or demo?
A: No. Your poster can be a still image demonstrating your project. However, we will give preference to posters that are interactive or have a multimedia or demo-able component.
Q: When will you notify submitters that they have been accepted?
A: Accepted posters will be notified on November 11, 2019.
Q: What happens if my posters is selected?
A: You will be invited to present your poster in Cambridge, MA on December 3, 2019. Authors of selected posters will have until November 15, 2019 to confirm their attendance.
Q: Where is #SpreadingFacts?
A: #SpreadingFacts will be held at the MIT Samberg Conference Center in Cambridge, MA.
Q: If my poster is selected, will #SpreadingFacts provide funding for travel or accommodations?
A: No. Submitters will be expected to provide their own funds for travel and accommodations.
Q: Who will be evaluating the submitted posters?
A: The posters will be evaluated by editors, academics, and technologists from the conference organizers — the MIT Press, the MIT Technology Review, and the Knowledge Futures Group.
Q: How can I share news about this session with others?
A: Please spread the word about the session by linking to this page (https://spreadingfacts.pubpub.org/poster-session) when posting on social media.
Q: Who can I contact if I have a question about or issue with my submission?
A: Please contact Gabriel Stein, Knowledge Futures Group, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By submitting, you grant #SpreadingFacts and its partners a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to publish, broadcast (across all media), and post the poster content (including any interactives or multimedia) and poster description on the conference website, social media channels, and any other platforms existing or yet to be envisaged, together with the name, bio, and affiliation of the submitter and any named collaborators.