Conference Abstracts and Posters: ThinkWrite
Professional Development Programme

This course is open to all staff but priority will be given to Research staff.

Pre-requisites: None

This is a workshop for participants who want to know more about presenting at a conference or have had difficulty getting conference abstracts accepted. The course will cover: what to include in an abstract, planning posters and ways to break the mould of standard posters.

Anticipated learning outcomes:
By the end of this session, you will have a fuller understanding of:

  • identifying different readers and decision-makers that you need to consider when planning the abstract and poster
  • determining the key message of your abstract and of your poster
  • writing the abstract quickly, but also concisely
  • creating imaginative posters that convey messages without being boring
  • the preparation required to present your work professionally at a conference


  • have a think about any conference you would like to attend, and gather any literature about the conference that you can. This includes getting hold of a previous year's set of abstracts if possible
  • bring with you an idea of a poster that you would like to produce in the near future. If possible, please also bring a poster or two from your department - you can bring standard posters or ones that you either really like or dislike

Related resources:

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Facilitator: Pete Moore ; ThinkWrite About the facilitator...

Date, time and venue: 1 day workshop

02 February 2015 1000 - 1600 Prosper Room 1, Ambassador Hotel



  • Free for  all staff on the UCL payroll 
  • £160  for UCL Affiliated / Higher Education Institutions / Charities
  • £400 for External Applicants

How to book: Booking Form

OD Course Contact: Natalia Mazzini-cea

See also

To view the other four workshops in the ThinkWrite series please click on the links below: