POSTER session

The call for posters is now closed - thank you to all those that applied

The poster session at the WGD Conference 2019 will create a casual and conversational venue where scholars, students, and practitioners can share diverse methods, discuss ongoing challenges and opportunities to advancing gender equality and promoting women’s empowerment and foster new partnerships.

Students (undergraduate and graduate) who have registered for the conference and have submitted a poster abstract prior to January 24 are eligible to participate in the student poster competition. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges who will assess posters based on their content (60%) and design (40%). Winners will be announced on Friday, March 1. To be considered for the competition, please select the applicable competition category you would like to be considered for when submitting your poster abstract.


Presenters should prepare a 4’ x 3’ foot (landscape-oriented only) poster and should be prepared to give a 3-5 minute summary of their poster to curious onlookers. Since a poster format is best when your material can be easily communicated visually, text should be limited to brief statements. Each poster should make a unified, coherent statement. Materials, both textual and visual, should be of professional quality and be clearly legible from a distance of four feet (4').

Poster Printing

All presenters are responsible for printing their own poster. Virginia Tech undergraduate students are eligible to apply to have their poster printed, free of charge, through the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR). Use this form to provide OUR with the information about the WGD Conference and upload your poster (in both pdf and PPT) for printing.

Poster Design Resources

See some of the links below for tips and recommendations on creating an effective poster.

Virginia Tech, Office of Undergraduate Research – Poster Tips

Virginia Tech, University Libraries – Creating a poster presentation

Better Posters – A Resource for Improving Poster Presentations

Key Dates

February 1, 2019 - Deadline for abstract submission

February 7, 2019 - Final notifications of poster acceptance


If you have any questions or comments regarding the Poster Session, please contact:

Jessica Agnew -


Daniel Sumner -

Assistant Director, Women & Gender in International Development, Center for International Research, Education, and Development (CIRED), Virginia Tech

Please note: Spaces are limited and are offered on a first come first serve basis. Acceptance of poster does not guarantee registration at the conference. Please register as soon as possible.