AMEE 2021 Conference
If you are looking for general information about the AMEE 2021 Conference (rather than ePoster specific information) then please look at the AMEE 2021 Conference Page as it contains the full information about the conference.
AMEE 2021 – ePosters and Learning Toolbox
AMEE are again using Learning Toolbox for the ePosters at their 2021 conference. We are looking forward to welcoming our returning and new authors and seeing what wonderful ePosters you create this year.
Making your rich ePoster using Learning Toolbox
Learning Toolbox allows you to create a Stack of material that can be used to present and share your work. At the simplest level you can just add a presentation or poster file to your Stack, but the platform allows you to do much more. Learning Toolbox Stacks can also contain additional materials such as audio, videos, weblinks, papers and more.
Your ePosters in the conference
Your stack/ePoster will be published to AMEE ePoster Showcase where delegates can explore, view and interact with them throughout the conference and afterwards. Delegates will be able to post comments and questions to your stack/ePoster in a text chat channel, which you can answer and this discussion will be attached to your stack/ePoster. You will be able to turn on email notifications of new chat activity on your ePoster.
Your ePosters will be available for delegates to explore 24 hours per day – the sun will never set on the AMEE ePosters!
Some of the ePosters will also be presented live during the conference.
If your ePoster is going to be presented live then AMEE will have informed you of this. The live presentations (3 minutes presentation and 2 minutes for questions) will be done using Zoom and the the conference organisers will be inviting presenters to join an orientation session before the conference, to make sure that everyone is familiar with the use of Zoom to share their screens. We will also provide some guidance and answer questions about the live presentations as part of the second webinar we run for ePoster authors on the 9th August.
ePoster Helpdesk in the conference
As well as providing you with support as you make your ePoster, we will also have a dedicated ePosters Helpdesk within the Virtual Conference. So if you have any questions about using the ePosters during the conference then just come to the Helpdesk. We’d love to meet you there!
Your ePosters beyond the Conference
You can continue to share and use your ePoster after the conference as well. Each ePoster has its own unique web address, so you’ll be able to direct people straight to your work. You can even edit your ePoster after the conference if the discussions at the conference identifies some extra material you want to add. Viewers will always see the most recently saved version of your ePoster.
The following dates are important:
- 26th May at 2pm (GMT+1) Webinar Introduction to making your ePoster
- 23rd July Best ePoster DEADLINE If you want your ePoster to be considered for the Best ePoster prize then it should be complete and marked as ready to publish by 23rd July.
- 9th August at 2pm (GMT+1) Webinar Engaging with viewers & promoting your ePoster
- 11th August Final DEADLINE – Finalise your ePoster and mark it as ready to publish.
- 16th August ePoster Showcase opens
All deadlines are at the time 23:59 Anywhere on Earth on the stated date.
ePosters are a valuable mode of information delivery at academic conferences. AMEE has been an innovator in having ePosters at its annual conferences. In 2019, the AMEE TEL Committee first introduced an ePoster prize, and the prize will be awarded again in 2021. Because of the expected numbers of ePosters, the judges will be formed from the TEL Committee and from previous mounted poster judges.
Eligibility for the Prize
To be eligible for the prize:
- The ePoster must have been created for the AMEE2021 Conference.
- At least one author listed on the poster must be registered and (virtually) present at the AMEE2021 Conference.
- In Learning Toolbox, the author must have marked their ePoster/stack as ready to publish by 23rd July
Webinars (26th May and 9th August)
We will be holding two webinars for AMEE ePoster authors. These webinars will be recorded and the recordings will be added to this Support Page soon after each webinar. We look forward to meeting you during the webinar.
26th May at 2pm (GMT+1) Introduction to Learning Toolbox ePosters
This webinar will focus on introducing Learning Toolbox’s interactive and flexible approach to ePosters and showing you how to create an ePoster/Stack in Learning Toolbox.
9th August at 2pm (GMT+1) Engaging with the AMEE ePosters
This webinar will focus on how delegates (including authors) will engage with the ePosters in the Virtual Conference and will identify some ways you can promote your ePoster and your work. It will also include some advice and guidance for ePoster authors who are presenting live.
This webinar focused on introducing Learning Toolbox’s interactive and flexible approach to ePosters and showing you how to create an ePoster/Stack in Learning Toolbox. Participants were able to ask questions throughout and these were also answered during the webinar.
Video recording (1 hour 10 minutes)
You can play the video in full-screen by clicking on the full-screen icon at the end of the play bar.
Presentation used in the webinar
Learning Toolbox supports an exciting new approach to ePosters (and more generally content sharing) at online, hybrid and onsite conferences and events.
Using Learning Toolbox you will create a Stack/ePoster (a collection of material that could include a presentation, video, weblinks and more) that you can use to present and share your work at the event.
People will be able to easily view and interact with your ePoster by browsing the online ePoster showcase. Your ePosters will be available for people to explore throughout the event and can also be presented in a scheduled session if your event supports this.
Viewers can open your ePoster and explore all the rich content you have added. Viewers can also post questions or comments to your ePoster, to which you can respond. This text chat discussion will be attached to your ePoster and can continue after the event. Viewers can also favourite your ePoster so that they can return to it more easily.
Your ePoster will also live beyond the event, as you can continue to share it and (in some cases) even add to it after the event.
Your ePoster can even have a physical presence in the real world. Within Learning Toolbox you can create a mini-poster that acts as an advert for and gateway into your interactive ePoster. People can simply scan the QR code on the mini-poster and your interactive ePoster will open on their phone/tablet.
Onsite and hybrid conferences will print these mini-posters and use them as a way of promoting the ePosters onsite. You can of course print the mini-poster yourself and use it wherever you want to promote your work and provide access to it.
Many conferences are now using Learning Toolbox to present, share and discuss research. We have seen some great examples of ePosters/stacks created by authors attending these conferences. The 3 minute video below explores some of the great ePosters made by authors using Learning Toolbox.
You can see and interact with these great ePosters (and more) on the Learning Toolbox Showcase. These ePosters are live and still being used by authors to present and share their work. You will see that they vary in terms of what content they include and how they are structured, but they have all made great use of the platform to present their work.
Of course your own ePoster/stack does not need to be as sophisticated as these examples – a simple and effective ePoster/stack may just contain the abstract, a presentation and a link to a website for example. But we hope these examples may give you an idea of what is possible and some ideas of the type of material you could include to give people a richer view of your work.
We would like to thank the authors of these ePosters/stacks for agreeing to their excellent work being showcased here. If you have come across any brilliant Learning Toolbox ePosters that you would like to see added to this showcase then please let us know so that we can contact the author and ask for their permission to add them.
Creating an ePoster/Stack
This video gives you a very quick tour of the Learning Toolbox editor. We recommend that you play this video in full screen.
Press the full-screen icon at the end of the play bar to play in full-screen.
Getting started – Create an LTB stack for a conference v2.0 (updated 23rd May 2020)
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
You can find answers to more detailed questions on the FAQ page or by pressing the in-line help button (?) in the interface next to the item that you want to know more about.