Speed pitch guidelines

These guidelines are for people who are presenting a poster at the IFBF 2024 Conference and wish to give an additional speed pitch. They explain what you should provide and give guidance for your content. If you have any questions, please contact us.


You are responsible for ensuring that you have the rights to the content of your poster and associated materials and that you have not infringed the rights of others. You agree that you have the consent of any co-authors.


You have a maximum of one minute to speak about your poster. You aim to convince the other delegates to view your poster, ask you questions, and comment on your work. If you have submitted a conference paper, you may wish to suggest they read that too.


Imagine you are a listener in the audience: the short and lively pitches are often the best. A typical script might be:

“Reducing the cost of flow battery system depends on choosing low-cost materials, but making sure they are of sufficient quality. Materials need to last for the lifetime of the battery system.

We tried to reduce the cost of manufacturing the manifold system of a flow battery stack by using a 3D printer. While it didn’t melt (!), we still had a problem with the durability of the thermoplastic. Our solution was to change the format of the manifold. We eventually created a solid and durable component using a matrix of glass fibre and additive printing.

My name is X. Please read my poster, titled Y, and ask me questions. I’ve learned a lot about 3D printing, especially how to make a messy blob!”

Poster session

Speed pitches will be given immediately before the poster session. There is limited availability for these speed pitches and positions will be allocated at the conference.


Speed pitches will be live and live streamed, but please record a video of your speed pitch beforehand in case you are unable to attend the conference due to unforeseen circumstances. You can submit your speed pitch as a Microsoft PowerPoint slide with video recording or as a short video.

If recording a separate video, the video should be recorded as an mp4 file with a maximum resolution of 720p. We suggest using Zoom as it is easy to create a free Zoom call and record yourself next to your poster.


If you have recorded your speed pitch as a Microsoft PowerPoint slide, please submit it via Oxford Abstracts. If you have recorded your speed pitch as a separate video, please send it using a file transfer service such as Dropbox or WeTransfer.

Please submit your speed pitch as soon as possible to allow us time to prepare the conference materials. The deadline for speed pitch submissions is 9 June 2024.


All speed pitches will be reviewed. If time permits, we will contact you regarding any changes or clarifications.


You must submit a poster to accompany your speed pitch. Please follow the poster guidelines.

Conference paper

You may also submit a paper to supplement your poster and further promote your work. Extra information may be included in your conference paper that you may not have room for in your poster.

Papers provide a record of each year’s conference and will be published in the book IFBF Conference Papers. This book will be made available to all delegates at the conference in electronic format. Please follow the paper guidelines.

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