Poster Board Guidelines

Poster Schedule

Poster sessions are a valuable method for authors to present papers and meet with interested attendees for in-depth technical discussions. Therefore, it is important that you display your results clearly to attract people who have an interest in your work and your paper.

All posters will be on display at various times over two days of the conference. Please check the “Posters Program” and the “Draft Program” for the date and time of your display. Posters will be displayed for both sessions for the day you are scheduled. You will need to hang your poster up between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM on your display day.  A handout will be provided on-site listing the location of your poster board for your paper.

In addition, you must stand by your poster during your POSTER PRESENTATION TIMES. Please check the Posters and Draft Programs for your presentation time. You must stand by your poster during the scheduled poster times or you will be counted as a no show.

Preparing your Poster Presentation before the Conference

Your poster should cover the KEY POINTS of your work. The ideal poster is designed to:

  • attract attention
  • provide a brief overview of your work
  • initiate discussion and questions

The title of your poster should appear at the top in CAPITAL letters about 25mm (1″) high.

The author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s) are put below the title.

The poster boards provided are square and measure 6 feet (182 cm) in height and 6 feet (182 cm) in width. Two posters will be hung on each side of the board, so your poster cannot exceed the maximum size of 2.9 feet (90 cm) wide and 4 feet (122 cm) tall. This is a standard AO portrait size.

Carefully prepare your poster well in advance of the conference. There will be no time or materials available for last minute preparations at the conference. If you think you may need certain materials to repair the poster after traveling, BRING THEM WITH YOU.
Use color to highlight and make your poster more attractive, by using pictures, diagrams, cartoons, figures, etc., rather than only text wherever possible.

The smallest text on your poster should be at least 9mm (3/8″) high, and the important points should be in a larger font. Make your poster as self-explanatory as possible. This will save you time to use for discussions and questions.

Onsite Information

Pushpins will be provided to attach your posters to the boards.