I will present work of mine in form of a poster on a national convention/congress/conference in my broader (STEM-related) field.
A manuscript has already been submitted by me, in english. Manuscripts will be available online for members of the society organizing the conference, and to everybody with internet access after some years. This is why I chose the manuscript to be in english
Last year I have also attended the conference, but presented in form of an (english) talk. In my session, this was the only english talk, but someone approached me afterwards in english. My impression is that only a small majority of the attendees were non-native speakers of my language, though.
I am fluent in both english and my native language.
On the convention/congress website it says (roughly):
"The conference language is
native language, but english contributions are welcome as well.
My question is:
- Should I write the poster in english to make sure everybody will understand it, or rather chose my native language in order to make it easier for the majority to understand and talk about?
(Also be informed that I would like to have a reasonable change of being considered for the events' poster award)