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PICO – Presenting Interactive COntent™

PICO is short, precise, scientific. And PICO is the best of both worlds. PICO – Presenting Interactive COntent™ is bringing the advantages of both, oral and poster, together into an innovative type of presentation which opens the opportunity to be interactive. Every PICO author presents first his/her work orally. But afterwards, all session attendees have enough time to watch the presentation again, to hold discussions with the author and colleagues, and to network.

A PICO presentation might be a Power Point one, a movie, an animation, or simply a PDF showing your research on a display. A PICO session takes place at the PICO Spot which is a combination of an audience sitting in front of a screen together with a number of touch screen displays (PICO Screens). The PICO session starts with a 2-minutes-madness, where all authors present the essence of their work in 2 minutes each. Afterwards, the audience is using the PICO Screens spread in the PICO Spot to view again their PICO presentation(s) of interest. Authors are standing next to their scheduled screen to show their PICO presentation. A PICO presentation should be composed in a way to fulfill both requirements in one file, the 2 minute overview as well as the extensive viewing afterwards. To give you an idea how your PICO could look like please see the presentation of Stolk et al. (2013) based on Power Point and presented at the EGU General Assembly 2013.

All authors have shown their face through an oral contribution. But at the same time there is space to discuss the presentation in detail – formally known as the advantage of posters. In a PICO world there is no oral/poster selection any more. Everybody gets both – a PICO.

A number of selected sessions will be organized as PICO sessions marked accordingly in the programme. Different from 2013, we have revised the PICO concept regarding two aspects: a) the sessions are organized by scheduling 20 PICOs only per time block. This limits the number of 2-minutes-madness presentations given in a row. Before the next block of presentations start a viewing time for these 20 presentations is reserved. b) The viewing time provides one touch screen display per PICO contribution and the programme shows the respective time and display number per author. Join us and be intrigued!

PICO - Presenting Interactive COntent is a registered Community Trade Mark (CTM) of the Copernicus Gesellschaft mbH, registered at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) of the European Union under No. 012837985.