Poster Presentations

Here is where you will find additional information about the type of presentation that you have selected. Please also keep an eye on your e-mail for future updates and more information.


Important Information

Submit your Poster Presentation Here: Click this link

You will need to sign into the submission form using your Winthrop credentials!

The deadline to upload your files is April 12th.  If you wish to be considered for an award (with real money) for your poster presentation, you must have your files uploaded by April 5th! 


E-mail update 3/16/2021:


You are receiving this e-mail because you have elected to present a poster at SOURCE 2021 (cc: mentors).  As you know, the event this year is 100% virtual, so there is not a need to print your poster after designing it.  However, we are asking that you, as a poster presenter, create a recording of yourself presenting your  poster. The recording will be posted on the TechSmith website where conference participants will be able to view the video and engage in a conversation with you, through a discussion forum, if they have any questions.  

Please follow these brief instructions for file preparation: 

  • Please save your poster as a pdf prior to uploading. 
  • Your poster presentation should be five minutes or less. This is important so that conference participants are able to see as many posters as possible during each session. 
  • We prefer the video file format be .mp4.
  • Save each file using this naming convention:  lastname_firstname.  For example: Smith_Adam.pdfor Smith_Adam.mp4. 

When you have your poster and video files complete, please follow this link to upload your files so SOURCE personnel can prepare the conference website. The deadline to upload your files is April 12th.  If you wish to be considered for an award (with real money) for your poster presentation, you must have your files uploaded by April 5th! 

I have tried to anticipate questions that you may have and have prepared a Frequently Asked Questions list below. If other questions pop up, please feel free to reach out to me and I will do my best to quickly respond. 

Kind regards, 

Dr. Grossoehme 



    Each poster session will be one hour – you are expected to be available during that time period so that you can address any questions that are asked by conference attendees.

    You will be notified of your assigned time as we get closer to the date of the event. 

    While you are on your presentation page, there will be a discussion forum visible on the right side of the screen.  Questions from conference participants will be visible there.  Here is a video showing you what to expect.  


How should I make my poster? 

There are many approaches that you can take to do this.  I strongly encourage you to work with your project mentor to identify common practices in your discipline. Here is a link to a guide developed by NYU Libraries on how to create a research poster. 

Poster Basics - How to Create a Research Poster - Research Guides at New York University ( 


How do I make a video of my presentation? 

There are many paths that you can take. Here are a few options: 

  • If you made your poster in PowerPoint, you could use the record feature. Follow the link below to a video walking you through this option. One main restriction is to this approach is the inability to zoom in while presenting. 
  • You can use the screen recorder (called Capture) from the Techsmith Relay website that every Winthrop student and professor has access to.  Note that you will need to create an account on Techsmith using your Winthrop credentials. Using this approach, you are not restricted to recording in PowerPoint – you can use this to record your presentation in every format (it just needs to be visible on your computer screen). Follow this link to see a tutorial video. 
  • You can use Zoom to record your presentation – this option works especially well if you are making a group presentation and more than one person needs to present – recording in Zoom makes the transition between presenters much more fluid.This is a very easy option – just push the record button in the Zoom application. 
     zoom poster help
    If you recorded to the cloud, you'll access the recording online.  If yoselected a local recording, you will be able to select the folder where it is saved.  The Zoom Help Center website has a thorough walkthrough of this process if you need more guidance.  Recording – Zoom Help Center