for the presentation of posters
at the Fifth World Sceptics Congress
8-10th October 2004
Fifth World Sceptics Congress
there will be two poster sessions at the "Pietro D'Abano" theatre:
- Friday 8th October from 1.30pm to 3.20pm
- Saturday 9th October from 1.30pm to 3.00pm.
The posters will, however, be displayed for the whole of the conference.
What is a poster?
As the word would suggest it is a sheet on which your own research
work will be presented. It can consist of moveable sheets
of paper (preferably on thick card) or one large sheet with photos,
graphics, type, designs, captions and explanations. Although the conference
will have an international flavour, it would be best for the posters
to be presented in both Italian and English, although posters in either
language will be accepted.
What is a poster session?
This is a session during the conference that will be dedicated to the
presentation of the posters. The poster's creators will be asked to
stand next to their posters so as to explain them on request and to
answer any questions on the public may have about them. In a conference,
a poster is a much more flexible form of presentation than an open
forum. Indeed this should lead to direct contact with the public and
many stimulating discussions.
How do I find out more about posters?
Firstly look at
this website. The posters should
contain an account of any original research undertaken on "Investigating
mysteries" which is the focus of the conference. Posters will therefore
be accepted on the following topics:
- Archaeological fantasies
- Conjuring and magic tricks
- Urban legends
- Alternative medicine
- Mysteries and the Unknown
- New age
- Science education projects
- Spiritualism and the afterlife
- Tricks, swindles and frauds
- UFOs and extraterrestrials
The posters must be a maximum of 100cm x 140cm. The posters must contain
a title, the name and group of its creators and the topic for discussion must
be identified. For example:
Investigating the Holy Grail
Mysteries and the unknown
To display a poster at the conference simply send a detailed
summary of a maximum of two pages of A4, containing the title,
the name and group of the poster?s creators, a correspondence address,
the topic they wish to enter and a short description of their research
to e-mail: email@example.com before 10th June 2004. Acceptance letters
will be sent out before 30th June 2004.
(Translated from Italian by Alexandra