Poster and Presentation Info

Poster Instructions:

All posters will be up for the duration of the conference. Breaks will be held in the Poster room, so attendees will have ample time to discuss your work.

This means that poster space will be a little tight! Therefore, you are encouraged to put up a simple poster that is mostly a conversation anchor, and bring any additional information to share with your visitors in electronic form.


  • Maximum Poster Width is 2 feet (0.6 m), and suggested poster Height is 3 feet (0.9 m) tall.
  • Include your Abstract Number, all Authors, and Title at the top
  • Poster boards will be organized in two columns and several rows. Add your poster’s coordinates to your oral presentation so attendees can find you.

Tips for a successful Dynamic Walking poster:

  • Emphasize pictures over words. DW’ers want to talk more than read – plan to convey the words through conversation.
  • Consider including at least one image that visitors will recognize from your presentation, to help them find you.
  • Emphasize thought-provoking concepts. Include prominent statements of key ideas, and point out any controversies, major claims, or paradigm shifts your work informs.
  • Consider including a web link, QR-code or other electronic connection to more information. For example:
    • presentation slides
    • a more detailed online poster
    • a custom web page showing the work
    • a published article
    • videos
    • author biographies
    • etc.
  • Plan to be near your poster immediately after your presentation session, but also occasionally at other times.
  • Keep an electronic version of your poster with you, e.g. on a phone, so you can discuss even in odd times and locations.


Presentation Instructions:

Dynamic Walking loves to hear diverse and disparate voices on a variety of topics connected to locomotion. The Program is designed to invite participants to both follow ideas deeply and connect them across fields.


  • Presentation duration is shown in the Program in the “Talk duration” column.
  • Slides should be 16×9 aspect ratio.
  • Presenters should plan to use their own laptop (or other gizmo) to present.
    • Please familiarize yourself with how to fix common bugs on your system, such as screens not connecting, “presenter view” on the wrong screen, etc.
    • Plan to test your connection in the presentation room during any break.
  • The projector cable is HDMI. We plan to have various adapters available, but if you need an unusual one, please bring it.
  • Laser pointers may or may not be available; consider bringing your own, or familiarize yourself with on-computer substitutes.
  • We plan to record presentations (slides plus speaker-cam) and post them permanently on the publicly accessible DW2022 website.
    • If you wish to withhold your presentation from online access, please inform the organizers. It will still be recorded, but access will be disabled.
    • We will Not post the post-presentation Discussion online. This policy intends to encourage open and low-stakes discussion by all.

Tips for a successful Dynamic Walking presentation:

  • Share your special vision. Polished and final results are great, but even better is the view of your purpose and trajectory that only you can articulate!
  • Focus most on what is unique about your ideas or approach. Save fine details for later discussion so you can focus on the big picture.
  • Connect to your neighbors. Each session was planned to include topics and speakers with varying degrees of relatedness. Ponder the Program and the Abstract Book to incorporate any connections you can.
  • Demystify your language. Dynamic Walking attendees are brilliant, but not omniscient – don’t leave parts of your audience behind with too much jargon and presupposed knowledge.
  • Demystify your math. You’re welcome to include it, but ensure the math in your talk is explained and accessible to people from different fields.
  • Discussion is fundamental at Dynamic Walking. Start a controversy! Change people’s minds! Draw a connection that will inspire others’ curiosity and creativity!
    • Longer talks will have a few minutes for dedicated discussion; shorter talks will have a panel-style discussion following a group of small talks.
    • Sessions’ start and end times will be adhered to, but there will be some flexibility to start times of individual talks.
    • Fair warning: discussion will probably spill over into most of the breaks.
    • If the best part of your presentation is the discussion that follows, the best part of others’ is the discussion you bring. Be sure to participate!
    • Critique and disagreement are welcome. Just remember to keep all discussion respectful.
    • Make room for all voices. Your ideas are important, but so are those of the next person.
    • Moderators will be used to manage discussion. Please respect their difficult job!
  • Make it fun!


Direct questions to the organizers,