Thank you for your contribution to the virtual Futures Conference programme. These guidelines are given to all Poster session presenters. Please do your best to follow them to help make the conference a rewarding one for all participants.

The chaired Poster Session will be organised on Wed 9 June at 17:15–18:15.

The session will be run by using the Zoom service offered by the University of Turku (UTU). The vulnerabilities and problems that have appeared in media in Public Zoom have not affected the service used at the UTU that is different from the publicly available Zoom service.

> Further information about the conference platform “Howspace” and Zoom.

In order to run your workshop smoothly we recommend you to install separate Zoom software on your computer/device.

> Download Zoom software

There will be separate test sessions on using the Zoom organized a week before the event. If you feel that you need support with the system, we strongly recommend you to join one of the test sessions.

All times are Eastern European Summer Time, i.e. the time in Finland.

Poster Session

The presenting author is expected to be present throughout the poster session. The session will be hosted and all authors are interviewed during the session.

In addition, the posters will be on display throughout the conference on the Howspace virtual conference platform; “Sessions” > “Posters”. All the posters will be published on the conference website after the event. If you do not want your presentation to be published, please contact the organisers.

The poster should be maximum 3–5 pages long and saved in a .ppt or .pdf format. Please name the file using your/presenting author’s name (poster-lastname-firstname.pdf).

Please send your poster file to the organisers no later than 24 May by email futuresconference@utu.fi.

Illustrations and Layout for Posters

Remember that your presentation must be readable from the screen. Keep visual materials simple and clear. Rely sparingly on printed text; graphs, charts, tables and pictures should be used to communicate information where possible. Focus selectively on major findings. Simple use of colour can add effective emphasis.

Conference publications

There is no submission of full papers to the conference. Instead, there are two conference related special issues published in peer-review journals European Journal of Futures Research (EJFR) and On the Horizon (OTH). It is optional to submit a manuscript to one of these journals. If you aim to submit your manuscript to EJFR, do first send your abstract for a review until 15 May 2021. See more information and details about submission from the Call for Research Papers.