Instructions for Poster Presenters
The poster session will take place from 4:00-6:00 PM
on Thursday, March 27. Poster presenters will be provided with
poster boards that are 30 inches by 40 inches in size.
We will not be able to print posters at the conference site,
so you should come to the conference with your poster already printed.
We will provide materials that you can use to pin your posters
to the boards. Your poster should focus on the highlights of
your work, and you should try to use bullet points rather than
long paragraphs of text. Simply posting pages of a research
paper, for example, will not make an effective poster.
All poster presenters will have an opportunity to introduce
themselves and their posters to the seminar participants
by giving very brief talks either on Thursday morning or
Thursday afternoon. The talks must be no more than
5 minutes in length. Because many people will be scheduled
to speak within a short period of time, it is essential to adhere
to the time limit. You should practice your talk in advance to
make sure that you can finish within 5 minutes without rushing.
Because of the time limit, you can not expect to present
your work in detail. You should resist the temptation to
include more material on your slides than you will have
time to talk about, as the audience will not be able to
comprehend material that goes by faster than you can speak.
Instead, you should view your talk as an
opportunity to introduce yourself to the community and to
advertise your poster. A successful talk will be one that
gives the audience a sense of the kinds of problems you
are working on, and that encourages people to spend
some time with your poster later on.
Your first slide should be a title slide that contains only
your name, your institutional affiliation, and the title of
your poster. We recommend that you have between two
and five additional slides containing the content of your
talk. By the end of the day on Monday, March 24, you
should send a PDF file of the slides for your talk to Jason
Schweinsberg at firstname.lastname@example.org. The PDF
files for all of the poster presentations will be combined
into a single PDF file, so that we can move from one
talk to the next one as efficiently as possible.