Poster Guidelines

Two concurrent but distinct posters sessions are scheduled for Fri. 14 Aug. from 6:30 pm until 10:00 pm. Both sessions will take place  in the Hall of Flags, Houston Hall. All posters will be displayed during the same period, so opportunities for interactions will be the same between both poster types (see below). Authors should indicate their preferred poster session during registration.

Poster stands will be installed on Thu., 13 Aug., after lunch. All poster presenters should plan to install all posters in the late afternoon on Thu., or before the end of the lunch break on Fri., 14 Aug. All posters must be removed at the end of the sessions on Fri. night or before the start of the morning program on Sat. Any posters remaining in place when the poster stands are removed on Sat. morning may be discarded.

Limited food (snacks), beer, wine, and soft drinks will be provided to all regular registrants during the poster sessions.

Regular Posters

Spaces in the Regular Poster Session will be reserved for presentations emphasizing completed projects and explicit research findings. The session will be divided into two halves, with odd-numbered posters presented in the first half (6:30 - 8:15 pm) and even-numbered posters presented in the second half (8:15 – 10:00 pm).

The Regular Poster Session is sponsored by Franklin & Marshall University.

Special Posters

AOU 2009 will feature a new, additional format for poster presentations. This Special Poster Session will provide an opportunity for presenting “works in progress” or ideas for proposed research. These posters are intended to allow presenters to get feedback on preliminary results, project design, or both. While this format is expected to attract undergraduates and beginning graduate students, ornithologists at all levels are welcome to present. The special poster session will be divided into two halves, with odd-numbered posters presented in the first half (6:30 - 8:15 pm) and even-numbered posters presented in the second half (8:15 – 10:00 pm).

The Special Poster Session is sponsored by Villanova University.

Poster Format

Boards for both sets of posters will measure 4’ x 8’ (122 cm x 244 cm) with two posters side-by-side on each board face. Allowing room for the edges of the boards, posters should be no larger than 46” tall x 46” wide (117 cm x 117 cm). Pins will be provided for mounting.

(Please note: this guidance reflects a change from previous instructions with respect to format for Special Posters. All posters may now use the same format. Instructions for the Regular posters have not changed.)