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In addition to keynote and award talks and invited symposia, ICP2020-Virtual will host a vibrant and interactive program of posters and accompanying “lightning talks.” Participants are encouraged to submit a presentation to this format.

Poster and Lightning Talk Submissions

ICP2020-Virtual invites submissions of abstracts for a virtual poster presentation. Select poster authors will be invited to give a 5-minute Lightning Talk about the poster content.  If you would like your poster submission to be considered for a Lightning Talk, please indicate this on the submission form.

Virtual Posters: Posters can be topical or original research that has not have been previously presented or published in any forum.

Lightning Talks: Selected poster submissions will be invited to participate in a 5-minute talk to accompany the virtual poster presentation. Talks will be strictly timed and may be accompanied by one additional summary Power-Point slide if desired. Lightning talks will be arranged into 60-minute sessions comprised of 10 talks.  Each talk will be allowed a 1-minute Q & A.

Student Presentation Awards: All posters and lightning talks with student first authors will be considered for presentation awards. There will be two Student Poster Awards and two Student Lightning Talk Awards. 


Submission format: Submissions are made online. When you click the green button below you will be redirected to the “ConfTool” registration site. All submitters need to register for an account on ConftTool for abstract submission and conference registration.

The submission form requires name, affiliation, and email of all authors, a maximum 300 word abstract describing the poster content, and a max 50 word summary for the program.

After acceptance, Posters need to be submitted as a single document in landscape orientation, letter size or A4, saved as a PDF. Many presenters choose to make their poster as a PowerPoint slide and then save this slide as a PDF. Materials are also uploaded through the ConfTool site.