Innovation Showcase


Welcome to the virtual Innovation YEG Showcase!

On Wednesday, May 25, 2022 from 12:00 - 2:00 pm MST, innovators and researchers from across Edmonton postsecondary institutions will present virtual posters, share knowledge, showcase business ventures and breakthroughs in an accessible format, and engaging with fellow innovators, researchers, members of the public, industry and more.

Please join us at the YEG Innovation Showcase   Showcase Link   



  • Info session: Friday, April 8 and Tuesday April 19, 2022 at 12 noon
  • Registration: Opens Friday, April 8, 2021  Register here
  • Registration closes: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at midnight -- Extended to Friday May 20 noon
  • Poster submissions: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at midnight - Extended to Friday May 20

Optional poster help sessions: Tuesday, April 26 and Wednesday May 4 will start with 1 hour formal training followed by 1 hour help session.  Tuesday May 10 a help session will be offered from 12:00-2:00 PM. Access via Zoom

Poster Content

Your poster must cover your individual innovation/research (or if you are a group, then your group’s work), and does not need to present data. If you are still new in your program, you are welcome to present a proposal. Make sure that it can be understood by those without a specialization in your discipline.

These 3 general groups of questions should be answered:

  1. What question are you asking? Or What problem/opportunity are you exploring?
  2. What gap are you trying to fill and very briefly how will you fill it?
  3. Who or what will be impacted by your work and why does it matter?

Given the digital format, we encourage you to condense your poster into one simple message and link all content back to the ‘big picture’. Focus on the most important part of your research and leave out unnecessary details as they can clutter your poster.

Make sure to include any funding agencies, partners, etc. who should be acknowledged on the poster. Also check regarding authorship — who should be listed?

Information For Submission
This document will guide you through all steps to participate and create your poster.
Why Submit a Poster
  • Learn new skills for working in social media, a new venue -  Padlet. 
  • Feature in your LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram accounts, creating great networking opportunities. 
  • Add to your resume/cv
  • This is a great way to share and promote your innovation with the public. In a world with so much misinformation, it is essential to be able to share your work effectively with the public. 
  • Unlike in person conferences which are limited to specific topics and you have a limited ability to see other posters, this format gives you exposure to innovation outside of your own field and to be a part of the larger innovation entity.
Copyright Considerations

Before you make your poster, consider the content that you want to share and whether you have permission to share it. If the research is already published, check the guidelines from the publisher regarding what can be shared or how they prefer attribution. If the research is not yet published, check with the publishers you are considering to see if they have any restrictions regarding publication after presentation in a conference, online or in person. This varies between publishers so we cannot provide universal advice.

Any images or figures must belong to you, you must have permission to use them for this purpose,  or they must be available open access from the internet (potential sources could be Unsplash, Pixabay). Participants are expected to follow their institutional guidelines e.g. University of Alberta copyright guidelines.

Contact Information

Questions regarding the Innovation Showcase can be directed to:

Renee Polziehn, PhD
Director or Professional Development
Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies