Presenter Instructions

Who will present their research?

The project consortia of the following BMBF funded plant research initiatives will be represented:

  • Plant Breeding Research for the Bioeconomy III
  • Epigenetics – Chances for Plant Research
  • Bioeconomy International (selected plant science projects: InFuProts, PrimACoP, LiMEDisc, FISBea, Advantage, FortressWheat, TEOSINTE)
  • KMU-innovative (selected plant science projects: PHYTOFLOW, EKO-YAM)

Please find the detailed conference program here.

Plenary presentation instructions

All ongoing and new project consortia are picked for an oral presentation this year. The coordinators are asked to submit an abstract for the talk until February 2, 2024.

The conference program gives an overview on all talks and time slots. All speakers are kindly asked to adhere strictly to the given time frame.

Presentations should give an overview of all subprojects of the consortium. For ongoing projects, emphasis should be laid on scientific results.

Please hand in your talk in time during the conference, latest in the break before your session.

Poster instructions

Every sub-project of a consortia should be represented by a poster. Besides the abstracts, you have the option to upload a PDF for the poster itself, and a short presentation video (see poster video instructions below) in the abstract section.

We recommend to use the QR-Code provided on your poster to enable your colleagues to access your abstract on the website when standing in front of your poster. You can find the QR-Code below your abstract in the abstract section.

Please submit your poster abstract until February 2, 2024.

Optionally: Please submit your poster PDF and/or video until March 5, 2024.

The posters should be in size of DIN A0 (portrait), which equals 841 mm x 1189 mm or 33.1 inch x 46.8 inch, as it is limited by the size of the movable walls. Please notice that we will not print your poster.

Posters are displayed throughout the whole conference. The set-up shall be accomplished on March 6, 2024. Pins will be available at the hospitality desk. Posters should be removed latest at lunch break on March 8, 2024.

The poster session will take place in the foyer of the conference hotel on March 7. The regular coffee breaks offer further time for discussions.

Please find the session slot in the conference program.

Elevator Pitch Awards

Elevator Pitch Awards

Elevator Pitch

The elevator pitch will be a teaser for the following poster session. Young researchers are encouraged to present their work in a condensed, clear and creative way in only two minutes.

Presenters should be PhD-students or Postdocs. The presentation should focus on the main idea or result of a poster presented within the poster session.

If you like to participate in the pitch, please indicate this with your poster abstract upload (tic box). 

If there are more participants than spaces for the pitch, a selection board will make a pre-selection based on scientific excellence of the work presented in the abstract.  

The presenters can use MS PowerPoint slides or any other creative aid. If MS PowerPoint slides are used, they have to be handed in to the PLANT 2030 Managing Office by March 1, 2024, to ensure a smooth session. It is encouraged to be creative to leave an impression.

Up to three best presentations will be granted an award of 500 €, kindly provided by GFPi. The presentation will be judged democratically by all participants of the conference.

Poster video instructions

All poster presenters may upload a poster video to increase the outreach of their work.

The poster video should take a maximum of two minutes.

Creating your poster video

The presentation should contain 3 to 5 slides. Recommended aspect ratio for best viewing experience is 16:9 (landscape format).

There are several video conferencing tools that can be used to easily record a presentation. With this method, you can show yourself through the web cam and present your slides as you speak. You can use any meeting software as long as you get a good recording quality and your final file is in MP4 format.

Power Point:

An easy way to generate the video for upload is to record your PowerPoint presentation including your own voice and video, and save the presentation as a MP4 (video compression standard: H264).

→ Record a slide show with narration and slide timings
→ Save a presentation as a MP4

Audio/Video File requirements:

  • All files must be in MP4 format (video compression standard: H264)!
  • The maximum length of the video is 2 minutes.
  • There is no file size limitation, however, a bit rate of smaller 1 Mbps is recommended. To check the bit rate, right click on the file name, click on "properties", go to the "details" tab, and look for total bitrate. If the bit rate is too high, please lower the quality to "Internet Quality" to create the MP4.

Tips for recording:

  • Use an area as quiet as possible
  • Avoid areas that have an echo
  • Do not use the computer's standard built-in microphone. Use a quality headset with the microphone near the mouth, but not in the direct airflow of the mouth. 
  • Prefer white walls, light your face, and do not position your camera against a window.
  • Create a short test recording to check sound and video quality as well as bit rate before recording the whole presentation. 
  • We recommend using the laser pointer, when entering the presentation mode of Power Point (full screen mode: right mouse click → pointer options → laser pointer).

Uploading your MP4:

The upload function is available below your corresponding poster abstract.