Call for Research Posters

Call for Research Posters

2018 International Human Trafficking Research Symposium Poster Session

When: November 3, 2018 from 12 to 2 p.m.
Where: Auditorium, UNL City Campus Union

To apply: submit an application by October 9, 2018.

We invite proposals for posters that present original research on human trafficking and migration in Nebraska, the United States, or the world. We invite proposals from all academic disciplines and from researchers at every stage of their career, including undergraduate students. Possible topics include:

  • Prevention
    • Policy-making
    • Economics of human trafficking or migration
    • Domestic trafficking
    • Human trafficking-migration nexus
    • Addiction and human trafficking
    • Risk factors for human trafficking
  • Prosecution
    • Legal solutions
  • Protection
    • Survivors of human trafficking
    • Human trafficking-domestic violence nexus
    • Perpetrators of human trafficking
    • HIV, STIs and other physical health risks
    • Mental health of survivors
  • Partnerships
    • Advocacy and social action
    • Coalition building
    • Community Solutions

Poster Abstracts are due October 9, 2018

Application Process

The deadline for submission of poster abstracts is October 9, 2018. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis, and applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. The authors have discretion over poster format and layout; however, posters should be no longer than 48 inches and no taller than 36 inches.

Applicants will be notified of the status of their poster proposal by October 14, 2018.

Guidelines for Presenting Posters

The UNL Human Trafficking and Migration Initiative will have poster display boards and pushpins available. You have broad discretion over the layout and format of the poster, as long as it is not more than 48 inches long and 36 inches high. However, your poster should include the following elements:

  • On the top of the poster, clearly state the title of the research project, and the names and institutional affiliations of all authors.
  • Use clear headings in large font. (Headings should be at least one inch tall.)
    • Often, these headings demarcate the following sections: abstract, methodology, data, results, and conclusions.
  • Aim to ensure that all text on your poster can be read from a distance of 5 feet.
    • Use neutral backgrounds and high contrast text.
    • Make body paragraph text at least 16 point font.
    • Use clear, basic fonts.
  • Be concise. Use headings and bullet points to convey as much information possible using little text.
    • If your poster presents the outline of a paper, do not mount the text of your paper on your poster. Instead, have copies of your paper on hand to give to interested readers.
  • Use visual aids such as charts, graphs and tables to convey findings in less space and increase your poster’s readability