Fri, Sep 29, 2023

12 PM – 3 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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Tinkham Veale University Center

11038 Bellflower Rd., Cleveland , OH 44106, United States




2023 Innovation Week Poster Pitch Contest
Are you passionate about research?  Do you enjoy presenting the importance of science and research? Do you want to learn how to ‘pitch’ an idea in less than 2 minutes? Enter the 2023 Innovation Week Poster Pitch Contest! This contest is open to all students and post-docs. Poster themes of all disciplines and topic areas are welcomed. 

Most poster presentations are intended to share scientific results to a focused audience. This competition is different. The goal here is to engage a broad audience. Each poster will be judged several times throughout the competition by multiple judges. Each time the judges introduce themselves, the presenter will deliver a 1-2 minute “pitch” of their poster. You can use a poster that you already have on hand or you may create a new one – the focus here is what you say. Review "Innovation Week 2023 Poster Pitch Compeition Tips" for more information! this information to learn 

Students and postdocs who wish to present must complete this Google Form by Tuesday, September 26 and register via CampusGroups to participate in the Poster Pitch Contest. Space is limited. If you wish to attend the contest only (not as a participant), you also must register online.

Importantly, the ten (10) $1,000 awards will be awarded by CWRU and regional judges based on a poster presenter’s demonstrated ability to:

  • Concisely share the importance of a given project to a layperson audience;
  • Convey what important unmet need the work may address;
  • Present in an enthusiastic and engaging manner.

It is highly recommended that a presenter can utilize an existing poster as the topic on which their presentation or ‘pitch’ skills will be judged.

An optional preparatory "Preparing for the Poster Pitch Contest" will take place on Tues, Sept 26 at 10 a.m. Register here.

12-12:30 p.m.: Boxed lunch featuring vegetable pita, local smoked turkey and brie on croissant or southwest chicken wrap
12:30-2:30 p.m.: Opening remarks by Interim Provost Joy Ward, followed by the poster pitch contest
2:30-3 p.m.: Presentation of awards

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Jennifer Kuhel

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