Open Day Poster Session
The Open Day Poster Session is the perfect occasion to showcase your skills to potential employers by presenting a competition-related topic of your choice through the use of a particular instrument. The aim of the Poster Session is to allow you to interact with representatives from law firms, economic consultancies and international organizations, to explain to them the work you have done and your point of view on relevant topics. You will want to attract an audience and maintain their attention!
The Poster Session will take place in a dedicated area next to the Open Day’s room, to allow students, graduates and freelancers to present the results of their studies. Each poster will have a dedicated exposition space, allowing Partners to read the content of the poster throughout the day. Moreover, between 16:00 and 17:00 participants in the Poster Session will be required to be present at their stands to answer questions and expose their results to interested readers.
If you want to participate in the Open Day Poster Session, please register to the Open Day and select “Poster Session”. Participating in the Open Day Poster Session is free of charge, and participants will receive a 20% discount on the Lear Competition Festival (Student fee 3-Day Pass). You have until June 26, 2023, to register to participate in the Open Day Poster Session!
The deadline for the submission of the posters is July 15, 2023. Posters will be printed by the LCF organizers and must comply with the information provided below.
To submit the poster, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the content of your email, please specify whether you agree to have your poster published on the LCF Website after the LCF.
What is a poster?
A poster is a visual method to present your research or insight into a competition related topic. It contains information in a condensed format and, due to limited space, it could be beneficial to use visual communication (such as graphs, charts, or tables) to convey the information in a way that is balanced with the overall text presented.
Content of the poster
You are free to choose the content of your poster! If you are already working on a research project, either for a university course or for your graduation, that is great! If you need some inspiration, you can also have a look at the topics discussed during the sessions of previous editions of the LCF.
Please note that the poster should contain original work. No copyright protected content should be included in the poster (e.g., you cannot present somebody else’s research as your own). Literature reviews and reviews of existing case law in which you present your own conclusions are valid topics, as long as you acknowledge the original authors. Violators will be disqualified from participating in the Open Day Poster Session.
Be reminded that a poster should be a way to attract an audience and engage in a meaningful discussion. You should not include every bit of information in the poster; instead, select the most relevant information and make sure that there are ideas to discuss with your audience. The poster should be structured to help the reader navigate through the information provided. You can do this in several ways, such as numerating sections, creating a map etc.
To ensure that any interested reader can reach you for questions even outside the time allocated for the Open Day Poster Session, each poster should clearly indicate the name of the creator and a contact email.
Structure of the poster
The poster should be optimized to be printed on an A1 sheet, to ensure that people can distinguish its content from a distance of approximately 1.5m. As for the orientation, you are free to decide whether the information you want to convey is better presented using portrait or landscape. Posters can be both in black and white or in colors, but the font should be the same for all posters (Arial). Posters should be submitted as pdf files.
A balanced poster is generally structured as follows:
- 40%-50% is made up by text;
- 30-40% by images and graphs; and
- the remaining space is blank.
If you plan to use pictures, please be sure that you have the right to reproduce that image and that the quality will scale well with the A1 format.