Abstract and presentation

Abstract submission

Your abstract will be strictly reviewed by our Programme Committee, so please, keep to the guidelines set in the template which can be found on the registration page. Only such submissions will be qualified to be presented. If you have never written an abstract before, you are welcome to use this brief guide on abstract writing by Philip Koopman.

Oral presentation

    • Presenters will have 15 minutes for their talks and discussion. The recommended duration for the presentation is 12 minutes, leaving 3 minutes for questions. 

    • While preparing, please be aware of the audience consisting of young researchers most probably not well familiar with the context of your research. Therefore, we strongly advise including a brief introduction to your field of research.

    • You are welcome to prepare your presentation with our slide template.

Poster presentation

Participants have to print and bring their own posters in the size A0 (841 x 1189 mm) . Please note that the poster has to be in a vertical (portrait) position.

Please note that photos and footage will be taken throughout Open Readings 2024. These will be used by the organizers of the conference for marketing and publicity on our website and social media or in third party publications. Please contact the event organizers if you have any concerns or if you wish to be exempted from this activity.

Registration and participation are completely free! If you need any additional information or you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly via e-mail [email protected].


 Where can I find the presentation topics of the ‘Open Readings 2024’ conference?

You can find the twelve available topics by scrolling to the end of the main ‘Open Readings’ page.

 What are the requirements for an abstract to be published in the ‘Open Readings 2024’ abstract book?

The participant has to have completed the conference registration form, which will be evaluated by the conference programme committee. Each participant will be informed about the decision on participation/acceptance. During the conference, research must be presented at the venue as a poster/oral presentation during each participant’s scheduled session. In case the participant is not present during their assigned time slot, their abstract will not be published in the abstract book.

 Can I fix any errors I find in my abstract after already submitting it ?

After submitting your registration form you will receive two evaluation emails. The first one will confirm whether or not your abstract meets the provided template. In the case of it not meeting the template, you are granted two weeks to make corrections and resubmit. After a successful template confirmation, your abstract is ready to be evaluated by the Programme Committee. The second email you receive will inform you about the decision on abstract acceptance. No further changes will be allowed to be made after the Programme Committee evaluation, regardless whether the abstract is accepted or rejected.

 What are the formal requirements for conducting the poster presentation?

The participant has to print out and bring their own posters in the size A0 (594 x 841 mm). Please note that the poster has to be in a vertical (portrait) position.

 Can one person deliver multiple presentations?

Yes, if accepted by the Programme Committee, a participant may present more than one presentation under their name, however, different research should be presented in each presentation. One may also present a poster presentation in place of another person, however only the one presenting will acquire a Certificate of Participation in their name.

 At what times and for how long should the presenter keep next to their poster presentation?

The presenter can set up their poster as early as 8AM during their presentation day, but no later than 15 minutes before their designated poster session and has to stay next to the poster throughout the entire session.