Information for Presenters & Moderators

Poster Presentations

Poster sessions are scheduled Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 in the Assembly Hall. Posters must be set up on Wednesday from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Odd-numbered posters will be presented on Wednesday, and even-numbered posters will be presented on Thursday.

To achieve maximum exposure of posters, the Assembly Hall will also be the location of our daily coffee breaks, vendor exhibits, and silent auction. Limited snacks, beer, wine, and soft drinks will be available during the poster sessions.

Your poster must fit on one side of the board provided. Poster boards are landscape format with dimensions 8 ft. wide x 4 ft. tall (2.4 m wide x 1.2 m tall). To ensure the poster will fit, presenters should design posters to be at least 2 inches (5 cm) smaller on each margin. Posters that are in the 3 to 4 ft. tall x 4 to 5 ft. wide range will allow the presenter room to stand next to the poster without blocking its line of sight.

Push pins will be provided for mounting.

A well-designed poster is an effective device for communicating ideas, and we encourage all presenters to seek guidance in the preparation of their posters. There are many resources on the World Wide Web to assist preparers; one we find useful is