Festival of Genomics Boston - October 2017, Boston Convention Center


Present a Poster

Present a Poster at the Festival

Presenting a poster allows you to interact and build relationships 1:1, to educate and appeal to those who aren’t working in your field and to get feedback from those who are. Whether you’re in the early stages of research or you’re presenting your latest findings, there’s a lot to be gained from showing your work at the Festival. You never know, your (genomics) hero might just walk past and want to know more about what you're working on!

This year we are giving you the chance to win prizes and present in dedicated poster walks led by expert scientists in the field.

Information and Instructions for Poster Authors

To ensure that your poster presentation goes smoothly – you may want to have a read of the below instructions before submitting your abstract for approval.

New: Topic Zones

This year we’re doing things a little differently! We’re working hard to make sure that as a poster author you connect with the content and advice that is relevant to you, allowing you to:

  • Showcase your research and projects
  • Connect with potential employers in your field
  • Source new funding opportunities for your work
  • Receive critique and feedback that will allow you to take your work to the next level
  • Rules and Guidelines…

Submitting your abstract:

Please note – if you do not follow the guidelines below, your poster may not be accepted.

Once you have registered and paid your poster fee ($30), you must submit an abstract. The category your poster should be placed into should be clearly stated in your email. Submit your abstract no later than Thursday 14th September. Abstracts received after this date will not be guaranteed a display space at the Festival and will not be refunded.

We recommend your abstract is between 300-500 words long, and should include the title, authors and key purpose and conclusions of the poster. Don’t forget to let us know which zone your poster fits into best (Lab, Data or Clinical).

We have one golden rule for posters; they must be free of content designed to promote or advertise a commercial product or service.

Abstracts will undergo review from the Festival Directors – we aim to let you know the outcome within 7 days. In the event your abstract is not approved – you will receive an email detailing why, and advice on how to get approval on your next submission. You will be able to resubmit edited abstracts at no additional cost up until the deadline outlined above.

Please send your abstract to yvonne@frontlinegenomics.com by Thursday 14th September.

Designing your poster:

Posters are a visual representation of your work and it’s important that you consider how your content is displayed. Here are our top tips for a winning poster presentation…

  • Keep titles short and clear – what message are you hoping to convey to the audience?
  • Don’t cram information in – be concise, use design to give content prominence. 50/50 ratios of graphics to text work well.
  • Make sure important information is readable from a distance of 2-3 meters and the resolution of graphics is high – no blurred images!
  • Keep it simple – stick to one font, avoid 3D text and avoid using too many colors.
  • We recommend printing your poster size A0, landscape. Please note, the boards are 8’ x 4’ so portrait posters should be printed to smaller dimensions.
  • Posters should be printed on laminated poster paper or card.

Your time on-site:

Please make sure you are on site before the Festival opens to display your poster.

Push pins and boards will be provided on-site.

Do come prepared – posters are a great way to get scientific suggestions and meet like-minded researchers so make sure you’re armed with business cards and extra copies of your poster in A4 to distribute to interested viewers.

Our Festivals

What are the Festivals of Genomics?

The Festivals are the embodiment of our social mission; to bring the benefits of genomics to patients, faster. People from research, industry (like drug development and diagnostics) and healthcare meet in one room. All listening to the same talks, hearing about the same hurdles and seeing how each can help the other.

The Festivals: click to explore each

FoG London


Festival of Genomics London
30th and 31st January 2018

FoG San Diego


Festival of Genomics San Diego
26th and 27th June 2017

FoG Boston


Festival of Genomics Boston
3rd and 4th October 2017

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Founding Partners

Illumina, Roche and Thermo Fisher Scientific

Strategic Partners

Agilent Technologies, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, SevenBridges and Twist Bioscience

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