Poster awards

Outstanding science by the future generation of clay-radwaste scientists will be specifically highlighted at the 9th Clay Conference.
You are invited to participate in the poster award if you are the presenting author of a poster and belong to one of the following three groups:
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Students

You are enrolled in a tertiary education programme at any university, including doctoral studies/PhD, Master and Bachelor students. Please upload your proof in the registration process.

Example 1: Robin Smith is enrolled in a PhD programme in Geoscience at the University of Capital City and wants to present his research at the Clay Conference 2024.

Example 2: Lisa Williams is a master student in Computing in Civil Engineering and wants to present her research results at the Clay Conference 2024.

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Early Career Researchers

Your highest tertiary degree has been awarded within the last 5 years before the Clay Conference 2024.

Example 1: Mary Miller has received her PhD in 2022 and works now at a research center as a post doc.

Example 2: Laura Peterson has received her PhD in 2020 and worked in the field of cavern storage. She has shifted careers to radioactive waste and started working at BASE in 2023. She cannot apply for “Radwaste Starters poster award“ because she finished her PhD less than 5 years ago.

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Radwaste Starters

Your highest tertiary degree has been awarded more than 5 years before the Clay Conference 2024 but you have started working in the radwaste field less than 3 years before the Clay Conference 2024.

Example: Michael Jones has received his PhD in 1985 and worked in the oil industry for the last 35 years. He has shifted careers to radioactive waste and started working at BGE in 2022.

What can you win?

Winners of the poster award will be announced at the closing ceremony on Thursday Nov. 28, 2024 and shall be announced on the conference’s website to offer long-term promotion of the awardees. Moreover, the winners will receive the opportunity to present their research in more detail in the aftermath of the Clay Conference 2024 to a professional audience. For that, the awardees will be invited to give a talk in (virtual) seminars in organisations and institutes working in the research field of the presented work. Details will be organised between the host organisations and the winners of the poster award with support by the Clay Conference 2024 local organising committee.

What do you need to do to participate in the poster award?

If you have selected one of the above mentioned groups and have been selected to present your research as a poster at the Clay Conference 2024 you will be invited to:

Once your abstract has been assigned to a poster presentation by end of June 2024 you will be invited to upload a 2-minute video presenting the research you intend to present on the poster until end of October 2024. The video must be uploaded in your ConfTool account as a *.avi file and cannot exceed 120 seconds. It is up to you how you choose to present the contents of your poster., This could be a video recording of yourself next to the printed poster or a narrated slide presentation (voice over) or any other creative solution. All videos will be visible to all registered conference participants to support the abstracts in advertising the presented research and to increase the scientific exchange at your physical poster during the traditional poster session. Your video will be judged based on the below judging scheme by scientific experts of your discipline.
The judgement of the above described 2-minute videos results in a ranking. The presenters of the top 30 videos will be asked to present their research as a two minute presentation (flash talk) on stage during the plenary sessions of the Clay Conference 2024. This 2-minute presentation on stage is not judged for the poster award.
Please see Poster presentation for details on how to prepare and present your poster alongside all other participants. Even if your video has not been ranked in the top 30 (see above) you still participate in the poster award. Your poster and your knowledge will be judged during this traditional poster session by scientific experts of your discipline. Scores of the 2-minute video will be combined with the scores of the traditional poster session (see more information below).

How will the videos and posters be judged?

Experts will watch your video in advance of the conference and judge it considering the presentation style, scientific impact, explanation of motivation of the study, and the novelty. The top 30 presenters from this round will present their research as a two-minute presentation (flash talk) on stage using a maximum of two slides each during the plenary sessions of the Clay Conference 2024. The uploaded video will not be shown at this occasion. The expert judges will further look at the posters during the respective poster session at the Clay Conference 2024. They will discuss with you during the poster session to judge the poster considering the presentation style, especially how knowledgeable you are in exchange with the judge, and the study design (data, methodology, conclusions). Video and poster session scores will be combined to determine the overall poster award winners. The exact details on judging can be found in the judging sheet.

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