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National Research Conference for Careers Practitioners 2022: Invitation to present a research poster

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The poster session at this conference is a space for dialogue: for practitioner researchers to present a summary of their work, and for conference delegates to gain an overview of the variety of current or recent research projects.

Career practitioners engaged in research of any type are invited to present a poster at the practitioner researcher conference. There are many benefits for a researcher in doing this:

• Tell people about your research
• Gain interest and feedback
• Engage in useful discussion and maybe collaboration
• Share your findings and prepare for wider dissemination

You can be at any stage of the research process, so your poster might cover anything from early plans for the methodology or literature review, right through to findings and analysis of a near-complete research project. The aim is to inform and inspire other potential practitioner researchers.

The conference team offers a guide to preparing your poster and will provide a training session on using the digital platform for this conference. We intend to make the posters available to conference participants in the days prior to the conference on the CDI website. We will also invite you to create a short video talking about your poster which will be accessible alongside it on the Hopin conference platform (though this will not be a requirement). We will let you know more details about this when you submit your poster.

Discussing your poster

You should be available at 11.30 until 11.45 and 12.45 until 13.15 on the conference day to engage with conference attendees and discuss the research described in your poster.

Prize for the best poster

During the Conference, delegates will vote for their favourite poster.

The winner will receive all of the following: a free place at a CDI Expert Training Session, AGCAS training session, NICEC event and from iCeGS a copy of the book CPD for the Career Development Professional.

The award winner will be announced during the closing session of the Conference at 15.20.

Deadline for submitting the poster is: Monday 14th February 2022, 5pm. Please email your entry to

 Background to the conference

The practitioner research conference is now an annual event. This year’s theme is Using research methods to enhance inclusive practice with particular interest in using technology to support research, and ensuring inclusivity across all personal and situational characteristics.
Our intent is to continue to develop the evidence base and thought leadership in career development. Practitioner research is central to this aim, and the annual conference is supported by year-round workshops, online resources, and initiatives towards offering peer support between practitioner researchers.

Our programme is intended to be largely presented by practitioners, for practitioners and aims to encourage those who have an interest in and enthusiasm to undertake research but perhaps lack the confidence. The conference will be held online and we will be inviting international colleagues to join us.

The online programme will include:
• Two keynote presentations on research relevant to career development
• Two panels of practitioner researchers – representing research from the UK and internationally
• Introductory seminars on topics such as such as Data Collection; Disseminating Research and Ensuring Inclusivity.
• An online poster session*
• An online poster session

View the latest programme and book here.

Preparing your poster - use our best practice guide

We have prepared this guide to help you create your poster. Don't worry if presenting a poster as part of an online conference is new to you. We will be providing a training session on using the digital platform the week before the conference.

Your poster should be submitted on Google Slides to by 5pm on Monday 14 February 2022 with the following additional information:

  • Full Name
  • Email Address
  • Title of research (Max 70 characters)
  • Brief description of research (Max 60 words)
  • Links to website / social media
  • Any downloadable links you would like to include
  • Please put Research Conference Poster 2022 and your name in the email header

Any questions?

Don't worry if presenting a poster as part of an online conference is new to you. You can obtain general support for designing a poster that is relevant and impactful by contacting Dr Lyn Barham

Thank you and good luck with your poster.