Onsite Poster Presentation Guidelines

 

PRESENTATION REQUIREMENTS

Poster sessions will take place on Wednesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 12. You will be notified of your poster number by Friday, March 16, 2018. The poster sessions and installation/dismantle schedule are as follows: 

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11

6:30 am – 7:00 am  Poster Session 01 Install 
7:00 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast & Poster Viewing 
9:30 am - 11:00 am Poster Session 01 & Refreshment Break 
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Poster Viewing & Refreshment Break
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Poster Session 01 Dismantle

    

THURSDAY, APRIL 12

6:30 am – 7:00 am Poster Session 02 Install 
7:00 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast & Poster Viewing
9:30 am - 11:00 am Poster Session 02 & Refreshment Break 
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Poster Viewing & Refreshment Break
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Poster Session 02 Dismantle

  

  • All posters must be removed during the designated times above. Posters remaining after 4:00 pm on either day will be discarded. 
  • Presenting authors are expected to be available for discussion during the poster session hours above (displayed in bold).
  • If you are unable to present your poster, please make arrangements for one of your co-authors to present the poster. 

 

FORMAT REQUIREMENTS

  • Poster presentation space is limited to the dimensions of 244 cm. wide x 112 cm. tall (92 in. wide x 44 in. tall). 
  • Posters should be easily read at a distance of 8 feet (see Components and Design of a Poster below for font sizes).
  • A poster printed on one large sheet of foldable fabric or matte/semi-gloss paper is encouraged (not laminated). The following companies specialized in scientific poster printing:

            www.posterpresentations.com

            www.makesigns.com

   Local printer option: FedEx at Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. Contact Abby Allison at               

   abby.allison@fedex.com or call 612-271-5304.

  • Posters will be affixed to the display boards with push pins, provided by the conference.

 

LAYOUT  

  • Include the title of the presentation in large letters, the authors' names, and the institution(s) where the work was completed at the top center of the poster.
  • Poster numbers will be provided onsite and will be placed above your poster; you do not need to leave room on your poster for your poster number. 
  • Introduction and Summary/Conclusions sections are advised.
  • Double space lines of text.
  • Only text, graphs, photographs, and artwork may be placed on the poster board.

 

COMPONENTS AND DESIGN OF THE POSTER
The heading comprises a title for the research project, author names, and author affiliations (including city and country). Headings have more impact in a sans serif font such as Helvetica or Arial.

Title 
(no smaller than 72 points, preferably in a sans serif font)

 

Author names
(no smaller than 36 points, preferably in a sans serif font)

 

Affiliations 
(no smaller than 26 points, preferably in a sans serif font)

 

Abstract: The abstract summarizes the main results succinctly. 

Body: The body text of the poster will describe background, methodology, results, and interpretation. Body text should be no smaller than 16 points and preferably in a serif font such as Times New Roman or Garamond. 
Graphics: The graphics are essential for an effective poster. Include captions below each graphic. Captions for graphics should be no smaller than 14 points and preferably in a serif font. Graphics should be understandable without recourse to a detailed text caption.
Conclusions: Conclusions should be clear and succinct and provide "take home" messages.