Posters & abstracts

We are delighted by the considerable range of subjects covered by submissions!


So, whether your main area of interest is scientific, conceptual or practical, there will be a wealth of information to delve into. We invite you to actively join in, either as an in-person attendee during breaks, or online by sending questions to authors via the app, for them to answer at a later time. 

Peer-reviewed accepted abstracts, and their respective full posters, will be available during ITAKOM in a variety of ways (outlined below). 


Abstracts & Posters: What’s Available? 

  1. Oral presentations: 16 abstracts will be presented orally (indicated as “Submitted Research Talks) as well as being available as an abstract in the ITAKOM App. These oral posters will not be part of the Poster Chat schedule. They will be presented under the following four categories:
  • Attitudes & Priorities 
  • Health & Wellbeing 
  • Inclusive Schools
  • Perception & Attention

2. Poster Chats at the Live Event: accepted abstracts, available as e-posters, will be allocated a time for Poster-Chats, during a designated coffee or lunch break. These 30-minutes slots will provide an opportunity for you to ask the author questions and get a guided tour of their poster shown on a big screen. You’ll be able to meet multiple authors and join other interested attendees, in conversation. In a given slot, you will be able to view all the posters from a subject category – e.g. all the “Research Culture” posters might be assigned to a chat on Tuesday morning. A timetable will be available in the ITAKOM App at the beginning of March just ahead of the meeting. 

Poster Chat Points will be located in the ITAKOM HUB where food and refreshments will be served, so you can have a coffee while you chat. No pre-booking for attendees is required, and you can visit multiple posters during the chat time, if space and time allow.

These are the subject categories and when each will take place:

Category  Chat Session  Day and Break Allocated 
Wellbeing & Quality of Life  A  Monday – morning coffee break 
Creativity & Sensation  B  Monday – lunch break (first half) 
(Neuro) Cognition  C  Monday – lunch break (second half) 
Research Culture  D  Monday – afternoon tea break 
Learning & Inclusion  E  Tuesday – morning coffee break 
Supports & Innovations F  Tuesday – lunch break (first half) 
Relationships & Communication  G  Tuesday – lunch break (second half) 
Identity & Diagnosis  H  Tuesday – afternoon tea break 

Browsing at the Live Event: 

A few large touchscreens will be available in the ITAKOM Hub (Cromdale Hall at EICC) at any time during the day. Screens will be searchable in different ways (category, author name, key words in titles). You can use these at your leisure to browse posters, but the author won’t be around (unless you reach out to them specifically and arrange to meet).  

Posters & Abstracts will be available on the ITAKOM App and Platform:

For all attendees, in-person and online, the ITAKOM App (on your phone) and Platform (through your web browser) will also provide A-Z searchable abstracts (and their respective e-poster) via the link at the end of each abstract. Both the App and the Platform will provide ways for you to contact individual authors to ask a question about their research, but bear in mind that they might not answer “live” if they’re busy in another ITAKOM session.  

The ITAKOM App will be available from early March, giving you plenty of time to browse abstracts online ahead of the event and short-list those of interest.  

POSTER SUBMISSION – Information for Authors

Submission deadline is 10 February 2023

Submitters will be invited to upload posters via a personalised link which will be sent to you latest 3 February (but sooner we hope).

Authors are asked to check your inbox and junk folder to ensure is a safe sender leading up to the event.  Authors will have received notification of acceptance (and just before Christmas) the following details: 

  • The category assigned your poster to (see list below). 
  • A new number for your poster. 
  • The day and break-time assigned to you for a Poster Chat at the live event.
    (During this time, attendees are invited to come to talk and ask questions, so you or a representative should be present at that time). Your poster will be displayed on a large screen so you can refer to it when you’re talking with delegates. This screen will not have a zoom facility. The letter is the designated break, the number is the screen-number during that break. 

Submitting your Poster 

  1. We request that you register to attend the meeting before you submit your poster. This enables us to associate your submission with your registration and confirms you will be present.   
  2. You can also register as an online delegate, especially if travel to the event will be impossible.  In this case, your poster will be available for in-person attendees at the venue to view, and they can ask you questions by messaging in the app.  We will not be making this “live” – so you can reply at your leisure at any time during or soon after the event. 
  3. If you are unable to personally attend at the designated day/time for your Poster Chat session and wish to nominate a representative (e.g. a co-author), please e-mail us at
  4. The abstract used within the app will be transferred directly from your original abstract submission.  Please don’t be concerned if you feel your results have moved on a lot since then: we will put a disclaimer in the abstract book to remind our delegates that a long time passed between submission and presentation. We expect delegates to use abstracts to work out what interests them, rather than as a definitive account of your research. 
  5. At the event: you will only need to attend for one designated Poster Chat and will have a designated screen for you and your poster slot. Posters on each screen will change at each break (within a lunch break there will be two back-to-back sessions, with a brief changeover time in between).
  6. Poster preparation:
  • Prepare your poster to a monitor screen size of 55” (140cm)  
  • Screens will be set up for landscape orientation. 
  • ePosters should be PNG image file types.
  • Minimum PNGs resolution: landscape 1920W x1080H
  • ePoster will not be accepted if it does not meet the minimum resolution. 
  • Here’s a short video on How to export high-resolution images from PowerPoint 
  • Note: If the file needs to be converted from PDF to PNG you can use these three free online tools:
    1) Online2PDF
    2) PDF2go

    3) PDF2png


7. After confirming your participation, look out for a personalised link to use to upload your poster. Once submitted successfully you will receive an automated email confirmation.

8. We regret that we cannot accept late posters, or poster replacements after the submission date. If your poster has not been submitted by the due date, we may withdraw your submission.


Some of our presenters are fairly new to research – welcome and thank you for submitting!  You may find these links helpful as you prepare your poster, though we do not insist you follow these specific guidelines – it’s just some info to get you started:  

A couple of pages with useful tips on a good academic poster: 

NYU Poster Guides 

Birmingham Uni Poster Tips

And there are some nice templates on Canva

Plus, here’s a blog post that our co-Chair Sue wrote with a colleague on how to put together a good poster.