I am doing a poster next week at an international conference, and it is my very first. The only other time I did a poster was after a undergrad summer program, and it was kind of low-key. Now, the thing is, the project is far from done. Part of the reason for that is that I was working on another project with the same professor, and we focussed on this other project because it was closer to completion and we had to write the paper up and also make a presentation on it. He is supposed to be using this same presentation at this conference. Anyway, coming back to the point, a lot of good people are going to come to this session and I feel very vulnerable. I am quite sure that every criticism I will encounter I will answer with "We are still working on that!" or "I haven't yet got to that!". I am told that posters are meant to showcase research that is not quite done but I fear I may come up very short. How do you deal with these kinds of worries? I would not have entered but my professor keeps telling me that the response we will get will be useful to assess what is important when we eventually get to writing the paper on this project, but I feel like I am being used as bait.