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ePoster Submissions: Call to FIGT2021 Presenters

01 Apr 2021 9:25 AM | Anonymous

This year, FIGT is inviting 2021 conference presenters to display their conference materials in a fun, attractive, easy to understand ePoster on the FIGT website.

call for e-poster submissions from FIGT2021 presenters

What is an ePoster?

An ePoster is a digital poster that captures an audience with its message. Although they began as useful tools in research-heavy fields like medicine, they are becoming a popular medium for displaying information in a variety of subjects. 

An ePoster speaks for itself; the presence of its author is not necessary. It is therefore possible to reach a broader audience. 

According to Lauren Power, Research Fellow and Graduate Student at the University of Tokyo, “[e]Posters create a kind of visual platform for dialogue that can cut across specializations, and I believe that kind of conversation is what FIGT can help facilitate”.


Benefits of ePosters

Ruth van Reken, co-founder of FIGT and co-author of Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds, says:

“Surely one of the great deficiencies for so many wanting to see what has already been published is not having an official point place to see what has already gone on.” 

The FIGT conference has always strived to provide this “point place.” We hope that by using ePosters, we can better showcase the work of the FIGT presenters and community.

Presenters who are not researchers or those who have not yet published their work can design and share their ePoster as a precursor to publication. 

ePoster designs are adaptable and as varied as the topics they cover. 

FIGT2021 keynote speaker and author of Growing Up in Transit: The Politics of Belonging at an International School Danau Tanu sees the sharing of ePosters as a great idea, as the ePosters “would be something that is visually appealing for non-researchers.”

The ePosters from FIGT 2021 will be available on the FIGT website. We envision this as one step for the FIGT website to develop into a one-stop-hub for anyone who needs reliable, researched, and/or practical information about the wide-range of topics addressed at the conference.

Which FIGT2021 presenter may submit an ePoster? 

  • Any FIGT 2021 Conference presenter can submit an ePoster

  • Researchers can make an ePoster of their work at any stage of their research (whether it is a literature review, a methodology, a thought-provoking hypothesis, or a summary of their published work). 

  • FIGT affiliates can create an ePoster to show the demographic profile of their specific country/area of focus.

  • Counselors or coaches can contribute their best practices, based on their experience. 

  • Book authors can highlight the content of their books and share reviews. 

  • International schools can show their efforts to support student transitions. Teachers can share methods to ensures a good academic experience for the TCK.

  • Companies can share their HR effort to ensure the well-being of their expat employees. 

If you are a FIGT 2021 Conference presenter and you are interested in submitting an ePoster, please read the poster criteria, formatting, and submission guidelines.

The deadline for FIGT2021 submissions is August 31, 2021.

For questions about submitting an e-poster, you can email researchandeducation@figt.org.

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