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EDRA50 Visual Presentations
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EDRA50Brooklyn: Sustainable Urban Environments – May 22-26, 2019

Display Posters

Display Posters provide an opportunity for open discussion between the authors and an interested audience. Authors are invited to stand by their display and discuss its content, process or design with other conference attendees. The display should represent in-progress or finished research that lends itself to visual presentation, and/or research-informed design projects. Among other types of research, posters sessions are an appropriate outlet for professional or student studio-based design work, policy studies or visual research.


  • The presenter must provide an abstract limited to 300 words detailing the topic and methodology.
  • Abstracts may also contain visual material, a mock up, or draft of the poster but must be submitted in PDF format.

Display Poster Submission must also follow the criteria below.

  • Two sizes will be accepted:
    • 24” x 36” landscape orientation, or;
    • 36” x 40” portrait orientation.
  • In addition to making a digital submission of the final poster, authors of accepted posters will be expected to bring a pre-printed poster for hanging at the conference.
  • Further hanging instruction will be given upon acceptance.
  • Display Poster submissions are eligible for the EDRA Student Design Award.

Digital Media Shorts

EDRA Digital Media Shorts are a kind of multimedia poster. They are intended as a means to offer a brief digital presentation in an engaging, abbreviated way. It can include video, audio, slides and animation and should be limited to 6 minutes of total presentation time. Submissions are intended to impart a story about research or practical research application through image, moving image, with or without sound.

Shorts will be on display during EDRA50. They may involve a continuous loop in a media hall and/or be posted to an online gallery. Similar to the Display Poster process, accepted authors are invited to stand near their display and discuss its story with other conference attendees during a scheduled session.


  • The presenter must provide an abstract limited to 300 words detailing the topic and research design.
  • This presentation idea submission can also include a graphic element which could include samples from the digital media that supports the idea being proposed, but it must be submitted as a PDF initially.
  • There will be 6-minute maximum for this visually oriented presentation and please identify the proposed digital media (slides, video, animation, etc.).
  • Each presentation submission should respond to a particular topic area or research construct.
  • The digital upload will not be required until after acceptance.

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