Education posters are a cornerstone of most academic conferences. That’s why we typically put a big emphasis on them at our Michigan State University Extension conferences, and this will be true at the 2010 MSU Extension Fall Conference (FEC10).
I’ve been curious about how you present a poster at an online conference. It turns out the FEC10 committee took that question seriously, as they planned this year’s conference. On October 18 and throughout the week, you’ll be able to see the results of both the committee’s and the presenters’ efforts by logging in and checking out the 18 posters that will be presented. You can post comments and questions that the presenter will respond to during the week. Then on Friday morning, you’ll have the opportunity to meet each poster presenter “live” in Adobe Connect to ask questions and dialogue about the poster. The posters will also be available for viewing after the conference, too.
Don’t forget to prepare for FEC10 by becoming more engaged in social media and taking advantage of professional development opportunities available to you. You can see a list of suggested trainings and activities at the end of my official FEC10 welcome letter. And be sure to check out the discussion boards on the official FEC10 Facebook fan page!