Loads of Posters
They always were a highlight for me – the poster sessions at Tropentag! Standing instead of sitting around. One could wander around, listen a little here (and find that I didn’t understand a single word – what is he /she talking about?! 😉). And let yourself be spellbound by a fantastically made poster. I confess that I am more of a concept freak than a design freak. Sure, very elaborately made posters are eye-catchers. But I love especially those that guide me intuitively through the content. Where a complete story is told (the classic: baseline – activities – results). Text deserts, however, are not my best friends. Just like with Powerpoint, I think: well, I would have preferred to read this text comfortably while sitting with a cup of tea.
Whatever – how is that supposed to work virtually?! Well – there is a solution for everything! We call this “live-on-tape” at the television station – in other words, a pre-recording that is then broadcasted live (and /or can later be viewed on demand in the media library).
And so the morning of the second day of the conference started with a lot of input, nicely sorted by topic clusters. It took me a moment to find the right Youtube links, but then…. Clicking instead of cruising is the new wandering around. Have lots of fun with it!
Ah – just one thing: for those, already attending an offline Tropentag – remember that very heavy book of abstracts, which was handed out to you? How many tons of weight could have been saved, (and – how many trees´ live saved as well, by the way!), and how fast one could find relevant content (Ctrl+F). Splendid!