Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Posters from the conference

As we all know poster sessions at conferences are always too short and there is no chance to look at the ones that might be of interest let alone all of them. Very often, all that is left after a conference is an abstract somewhere in a thick conference volume unless the work gets published as paper one final day.

It is for this reason that I really like the idea the organizers of the 7th International Barcode of Life conference had. They made all posters available as pdf files on the still functional conference web site. The fact that the conference used digital posters in lieu of printed ones might have made that much easier from a technical standpoint. Both ideas are worth to be pursued in other conferences. It might safe a lot of paper, cost, hassle on airplanes, and makes work, that all too often disappears after one short session, more visible and accessible.

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