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how to get the most out of students and poster sessions

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Loved 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!

Markus Covert

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Also great and easy to implement -- consider them done.   We can have the posters out where the coffee is and I also love the lightening talk platform.  We will integrate this into the meeting.

Jeff Hasty