Users' Meetings : 21st - 24th September

June 24th 2020

Along with most meetings for 2020, we have moved the Kratos Users' Meeting online!  We will be hosting two discrete meetings aimed at European & Asian and North American Users.  Both meetings will comprise 3-hour sessions over two days.  The meeting is free to attend for Kratos Users.  Invitations, with registration details are being sent out this week (w/c 27th July).  If you have not recieved yours and would like to attend please contact us.

European & Asian Users' Meeting 

21st & 22nd September 
9am - 12pm BST (GMT+1)

link to the Programme

North American Users' Meeting

23rd & 24th September
4pm - 7pm BST (GMT+1)

link to the North American programme

At this point in time we are inviting anyone who would like to present an oral contribution to the meeting to contact me with a proposed title.  It is intended that talks will be live, 15 minutes duration, with 5 minutes Q&A.  A meeting schedule will be circulated nearer the time.

In parallel to the oral contributions we're also running a Twitter poster session throughout the week, using #KratosUMposter.  Although a very different format for poster presentation, a Twitter poster will allow you to share results generated with Kratos XPS instruments to the whole Kratos User community.  It is a great format to engage, learn and collaborate with other Kratos Users and Applications colleagues.  

We hope that as many Users as possible will be able to join us in September.


Poster Guidelines and Twitter Participation Instructions

Poster Formatting Guidelines and Resources

Twitter allows you to engage with the entire Kratos User Community. To fully capitalize on this online medium, it is important to think differently about crafting and presenting your poster. It’s a great opportunity to get feedback on results generated with Kratos instruments as well as the diverse applications of XPS and surface analysis.There are only two (2) technical requirements for your poster: 1. The file size must be 5 MB or less. 2. File type must be either a GIF, JPG, or PNG. Everything else is up to you! However, we suggest that you consider the following:

• Your Twitter poster should be clear and easy to read when viewed on either a smartphone or computer screen. One option is to create your poster in Microsoft PowerPoint with an A4 slide size and 12- to 16-point font size; however, you can use any software or poster dimensions that suit you!

• Create a poster that draws attention to the main findings of your work is key. Posters with more white space and bulleted, brief statements are often easier for the audience to evaluate onscreen.

• Twitter allows you to incorporate animations in your poster, write the perfect Tweet to set the tone for your presentation, and tag scientists you want to see your work.

You can find links to some excellent additional resources on Twitter poster formatting and editing: below.

You need to be bold and challenge yourself in terms of your poster presentation – which can be very rewarding. Have a look at a Kratos Twitter poster submitted to a recent AVS meeting by searching #KratosUMposter.

How do I participate via Twitter? The procedure is simple.

1) If you don’t have one already, create a free personal Twitter account

2) Encourage your colleagues to participate! The larger the number of participants, the larger the audience for your work. Remember that Your poster will be publicly accessible

3) Create your scientific poster. See the formatting guidelines links above, including tips and tricks to maximize your poster’s effectiveness in this online medium.

4) Ensure that you Tweet you poster before 8am (BST) on 21st September and include the hashtag #KratosUMposter which will allow other Kratos User Meeting attendees to easily find your poster(s).

5) Please leave your poster visible until 8am (BST) on 25th September so that it can be seen by attendees of both European and North American Users’ Meetings. Remember that you can also view other poster presentations and use the ‘comment’ feature to ask questions and make comments. Remember to check back regularly to see if anyone has engaged with your poster!

Adding content to your Tweet

Let's fix academic posters

Top tips for twitter posters

Twitter picture sizes