“All presentations are performances. And all performances are in service to your audience. Their time is valuable, so honor that time by delivering the best presentation you can. No matter what kind of presentation you are giving, you must find ways to create authentic audience connection, engagement, and value.”

 –  Mary Abbajay, Forbes

Guidelines for creating, saving, uploading/sharing, and presenting your work at the virtual Sustainability and Development Conference. 


SDC Organizers will add you to the event and you will receive a welcome email with a link to your own personal Poster Presenter Portal.

You need to upload your poster as a mp4 through the Poster Presenter Portal in Pheedloop. You will  receive an email with login information to access the Poster Presenter Portal on January 20th, 2021. Here you will be able to upload any materials, update your profile with social media information, etc.*  

Uploading your poster to Pheedloop:

  1. Login to Pheedloop and you will see this screen:     
  2. Go to the Edit Design Tab on the left, Here you will be able to add a logo, thumbnail, and banner at your discretion in addition to your poster.
  3. Upload the mp4 version of your poster in the “Promotional Video” section by clicking “Browse” and choosing the file on your computer.

*Instructions on navigating the site will be posted on the main information page under the “Exhibitor Instructions” tab, to be referred to at any time. 

We recommend the following guidelines to create a poster suitable for online viewing:

  • Body Text should be a minimum of 24 pt font size
  • Title should be a minimum 50+ pt font size, short, and draw interest 
  • Include title and authors at top of poster
  • Word count of about 300 to 800 words
  • Consistent and clean layout 
  • Includes acknowledgments, your name and institutional affiliation

Visit these pages: Designing conference posters » Colin Purrington and Poster Basics – How to Create a Research Poster – Research Guides at New York University (nyu.edu) for more detailed information on creating and presenting research posters.

Tips on converting a powerpoint file to mp4:

In Microsoft Powerpoint, you can convert your file in three ways:

  1. Click on  Save as → Change format from Powerpoint Presentation (pptx.) to MPEG-4 (.mp4) → Title and Save file
  2. Click on Export → Click “Create a Video” → Title and Save file
  3. Click on Export → Click “Change File Type” → Under “Other File Types” select “Save as Another File Type” → Click “Save As” → Change format file by selecting MPEG-4 (.mp4) under “Save as type” → Title and Save file 

Poster availability and poster session

Posters will be available for viewing throughout the conference.

Go into your poster session (page) at 12pm ET.

Participants can connect with you via private chat at any time during the event.

To maximize engagement via chat and one-to-one video, we recommend attending the poster session on MONDAY, JANUARY 24th, 12pm ET.

  1. Go into your poster session (page)
  2. Click “Join live” and await participants to join (one at a time)
  3. Respond to chats