We plan to do poster sessions for the 2020 conference. Below are the guidelines for the 2019 conference. Check back in early 2020 for more information.
Poster Session Guidelines
- Posters should be able to stand on their own on shared tables (trifold boards recommended).
- Presenters must be registered for the conference and are responsible for on-site assembly and take-down. No materials will be provided.
- Set up during conference registration on Monday, April 8, 2019.
- Take down immediately after lunch on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
- Materials should be of a professional quality and clearly legible from a distance of four feet.
- No overtly political or otherwise offensive material will be displayed.
- Posters should be project-based and not focus on an organization. Handouts, brochures and associated information about the organization can be left on the table (no handouts for easel displays).
- Each poster should include the author’s contact information.
Poster Session Tips
- Posters are a snapshot that can engage others in your work. First impressions are crucial. Simplicity is key.
- First create a list of visuals to describe your project and then develop supporting text.
- The title should be short and compelling, and easy to comprehend.
- Style your poster according to what you want the passerby to do or feel. Target your audience and provide appropriate content.
- Use graphics to display complexity, and limit text. Main points should be at eye level.
- A photo of you on the poster can help someone find you at the conference. Make it easy for someone to contact you afterward.
- Good posters can improve your reputation. Think of a poster as an extension of your personality.
- Use bold lettering, upper and lowercase letters and sans serif fonts for legibility. Typed material should be 24-36 point font.
- Section titles should be 46-56 point and titles should be 72-158 point to be legible from 10 feet away.
- Use 1-inch margins for text and keep plenty of white or negative space.