Submitting a Poster for REC2021

We are delighted to invite you to register a poster and to attend the Research Ethics Conference to be hosted by the University of Exeter online via Hopin on the 25th June 2021

Here you will find lots of useful information about submitting a poster for REC2021, including:

  • Important information and dates

  • Poster criteria

  • Poster prizes, awards and certificates

  • Showcasing your poster online

  • Important contact information 

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Important Information and Dates

Everyone has the opportunity to submit a poster; this is an opportunity to be as creative as you like presenting an idea, an experience, or anything else on the topic of ethics. 


We are interested in any organisation, institution or individual who has anything they would like to share regarding ethics (including research, practical, professional, civics and theory). Your poster can be about anything to do with ethics and can be related to:

  • a research project

  • a project within your organisation

  • a side project

  • a research proposal

  • anything that your organisation, individual or institution would like to share as best process/practice

Important dates for poster registration and submission:

  • The deadline for registering and submitting all material is Friday 11th June 2021, 23:59 GMT

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Poster Criteria

  • Your poster must include the title of your poster, the name(s) of the author(s) and affiliation(s)

  • You must include an abstract of no more than 300 words outlining in brief the content of your poster.

  • Your poster must be sent to us as a PDF to by the 11th June 2021 at 23:59 GMT.

  • You must also make sure you register your poster submission with a 300 word abstract by the 11th June 2021 at 23:59 GMT. Click here to register your poster submission.

  • You must also register for the conference in addition to registering your poster. This can be done by clicking here.

  • Make sure there is enough contrast between the colour of the text and the poster’s background.

  • Text and presentation should be in English.

  • Try to keep the text easy to read and concise. The poster should have a clear message, a logical layout and be easy to comprehend.

  • Avoid using watermarks that may detract from the readability of your poster.

  • Illustrations are the most important part of the poster and will attract the most attention. Colourful charts and graphs are the easiest to read. Explanatory illustrations should be used instead of text whenever possible.

  • Use only static images and do not embed any videos or animations in your poster.

Poster Prizes, Awards and Certificates

If you submit a poster for REC2021, you will automatically be entered into the REC2021 poster competition, where you could win one of either:

  • 1st Prize - £100 Amazon voucher

  • 2nd Prize - £70 Amazon voucher

  • 3rd Prize - £30 Amazon voucher

All poster presenters will receive a poster presentation certificate as recognition of their entry. All poster certificates will be sent digitally up to one week after the conference. 

Showcasing your Poster Online

This year REC2021 will be hosted entirely online using the Hopin conference platform. This means that there will be some changes to poster presentations. Poster presenters will be given an online 'Poster Booth', which will show your poster, a brief written abstract (300 words max) and any links you would like to share, including social media. Of course, all poster presenters will have the option of presenting live during a dedicated time of the conference. 


As well as the above, poster presenters will also have the option of one of the following:

  • A 5 min pre-recorded poster presentation video (uploaded via Youtube or Vimeo)

  • Uploading a Google slides presentation (up to 5 slides)

Below you will find a useful video from Hopin that explains what the poster area will look like and what your options are. Hopin call this the Expo area. 






If you would like any support regarding uploading a pre-recorded video or Google slides, please send the posters team an email to

Useful Contact Information

To register your poster please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)