Posters for 2021 ASCENT Annual Review

The 2021 ASCENT Annual Review will be held virtually (via WebEx) on August 10, 11, and 12, from [times goes here]. This page provides instructions and templates for students and postdocs who have been identified by their faculty PI as a presenter during the Annual Review's virtual poster sessions. Posters are a key element of the review, so please read and follow the instructions below carefully. Thank you!

Poster session overview

Since the entire annual review will be held virtually, you will not print your poster. Instead, like last year, you will prepare PowerPoint slides and submit an MP4 recording (maximum length: 5 minutes). The final MP4 poster recordings will be due in late July for posting to the SRC website a week before the event so they can be previewed by sponsors. The MP4 poster files will also be played during the Annual Review, with live Q&A sessions immediately following each group of posters.

Step 1: Register your poster by [date goes here]

Please register your poster by [date goes here] in order for us to meet the [date goes here] deadline for the poster catalog due to sponsors.

For the poster catalog mentioned above, poster registration requires both of the following:

  • a Task Statement (state your task description and how it connects to the overarching theme goal; see "ASCENT Theme Goals" pdf attached). Maximum length: 75 words.
  • a Key Result Statement (September 2020 – present). Maximum length: 75 words.

Please work with your ASCENT faculty to finalize this information before registering.


Step 2: Send a photo

If this is your first time presenting a poster for the ASCENT annual review, your photo for the catalog is also requested. 

Email a good-resolution .jpg file to Heidi at

If you presented last year, we already have your photo. Or feel free to send an updated .jpg file if you’d like.

Step 3: Prepare poster slides

In the downloads section below, you will find the required PowerPoint template for your virtual poster. Embedded into the template are instructions. Please follow them carefully.

Step 4: Record your poster. Maximum length: 5 minutes

Detailed instructions for recording your 5-minute MP4 poster file via Zoom are available in the downloads section below.

Step 5: Submit your MP4 poster file

Please upload your MP4 poster file to Box. A personalized Box folder will be created and shared with you in mid July.

Step 6: Send a list of all acronyms used in your poster materials

SRC has requested that we provide a list of all acronyms used in all poster materials (task and result statements and poster MP4s/slides). By [date goes here], please compile a simple list of the acronyms used in your poster materials for the ASCENT annual review and what they stand for. Email the list to Heidi at

Step 7: Register for the event on the SRC website

Please register your attendance. This is a separate step from registering your poster.

link goes here

Additional information coming soon

  • Roster of poster numbers to include in your cover slide (mid July): We will send the roster when it is finalized.
  • Detailed poster session schedule (mid July)
  • Short WebEx "test" sessions with poster presenters (early August)


Agenda (current draft)

Required Poster Template

Poster Recording Instructions