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Poster Competition

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The WE Local Barcelona Poster Competition provides undergraduate and postgraduate students the opportunity to present their research and projects to a broad audience during the in-person conference. Students gain insight and receive live feedback and encouragement from others within the STEM fields. 


To participate, students should submit their poster abstract online via the below link. All submissions will be judged by industry professionals and the top entries will be invited to present their poster in person at the 2023 WE Local conference in Barcelona. 

Students and early career professionals will present their innovative technology solutions and research in a poster format. In a highly trafficked area of the conference

Guidelines and Criteria

Deadline to Submit Poster Abstract: 12 February 2023

Notification on Selection: March 2023

On-Site Exhibition: 25-26 May 2023

Review the WE Local Barcelona Poster Competition Guidelines to learn more about the requirements and evaluation rubric. 


Current undergraduate, graduate, or PhD students are eligible to participate. Those who are selected to exhibit at the conference and are outside of the Barcelona area will receive a small travel stipend to support their attendance.

Frequently Asked Questions

University students who are in undergraduate or postgraduate programs are welcome to participate, including researchers and MSc students. All disciplines are welcome. 

Group submissions will be considered. The application should be completed by a primary point of contact and there is a field where other research/project participants can be named.

SWE encourages women and those who identify as women to apply.

Participating in a poster competition is an opportunity to showcase your work to a professional audience. Those who are selected to exhibit their poster on site will benefit from:

  • Instant feedback and encouragement
  • Being recognized in your field and bring attention to your work 
  • FREE Access to the full conference learning and networking opportunities 
  • A stipend to offset travel costs (up to 250 Euro) for those outside of the Barcelona area

You may still submit an abstract if your project or research is incomplete. Please note on your abstract that the project is in progress. In absence of final results and conclusions, please explain your design, simulation or validation of results.   

After being selected to exhibit your poster in Barcelona, SWE will provide a digital poster template which you will complete with all of the corresponding information. You will bring your printed poster for the on-site exhibition. The poster size will be about A0 (33.11 x 46.81 in; 841 x 1189 mm).

At the conference, a panel of judges will vote for the best poster and the overall winner will be invited on stage at the plenary session on Friday to be recognized and receive an award. 

The conference and poster competition will take place in person in Barcelona at the World Trade Center on 25 and 26 May 2023.