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Abstract & Poster Guidelines

2020 Virtual Poster Program

Submissions end September 30, 2020 (11:59pm EST)

Abstract Guidelines

Please select your category when submitting an abstract

  1. Data storytelling poster

  2. Community leadership stories responding to COVID-19


Abstracts should answer the following questions

  1. (Only for a data story poster) What data will you use to tell your story? 

  2. (Only for a data story poster) How will your data support your story?(Illustrate current issues, raise concerns, express community voices, measure progress of advocacy-related work)

  3. What type of visualization will be used? (e.g. graphs, tables, infographics, data maps, pictures)

  4. What impact or lessons can be learned from the story?


Abstracts must be 250 words or less.


We also recommend including the following

elements in your abstract​

  1. Title

  2. Authors

  3. Author Affiliations

  4. Background 

  5. Methods/Community Narrative

  6. Results/Impact

  7. Conclusions

  8. Acknowledgements

Poster Guidelines

Posters will be electronically displayed within the conference platform. ​ 


If accepted, you will receive instructions for formatting in PowerPoint and submitting in PDF to the Vital Village staff. Final posters must be submitted by October 15, 2020 at 11:59PM EST.


We also recommend using the following resources as you prepare your poster:



Please contact Soojin Conover

( with questions.

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