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Quote from Guest on March 8, 2017, 5:01 pmLoved the meeting this year, thanks so much for inviting me! Over the past few years I've been playing with ways to get students to be more of a presence in the meetings I run. Two ideas that have worked for me could work here as well. The first is to add in lightning talks for certain students to highlight their posters. One slide, 3 minutes. Encourage them to be creative and fun 🙂
Second is to schedule poster sessions during the coffee breaks, this is *really* useful actually. You do talks for 60-90 minutes, then an hour of poster session with the coffee there, then more talks. With a bunch of talks in a row, even with breaks, people get really tired - but if you give them a full hour to talk over posters, standing up, they come back to the talks really energized and ready to sit and listen. It's a simple scheduling change that saves time, makes the posters more prominent, and helps people pay more attention!
Thanks again for all the hard work this year!