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Science Museum (Kitanomaru Garden Tokyo)
Tokyo, Japan
13 - 14 November 2019
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Poster Presentation Guidelines

Please read the following guidelines and information to facilitate the successful delivery of your poster presentation. Give considerable thought to the design and preparation of your presentation so that it is effective and informative.

Poster Session

Thursday 14 November
12:20 PM to 2:00 PM

Poster Setup Instructions

  • Setup Hours: Thursday 14 November 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Each poster must have a presenter
  • Paper numbers will be placed on the poster boards in numerical order; please find your paper number and put up your poster in the designated space.
  • A poster author is required to stand by the poster during the scheduled poster session to answer questions from attendees.
  • Presenters who have not placed their poster(s) on their assigned board by the start of the poster session will be considered a "no show," and their manuscript will not be published.

Poster Teardown Instructions

  • Presenters must remove their posters by the end of the conference. SPIE assumes no responsibility for posters and will not save abandoned posters.

Creating Your Poster

Display Area

  • 90 cm x 90 cm. Push pins will be provided to hang your poster.


  • Poster presentations are hard-copy (paper/poster) format only.
  • Posters must fit within the designated display area (90 cm x 90 cm). 
  • The most successful and attractive posters are graphically produced posters that highlight and summarize the main points, with the poster presenter filling in the details.
  • The entire poster layout should be readable from six to ten feet away.
  • The least effective poster format is a photocopy of the manuscript.

Poster Content

  • Paper title
  • Author list
  • A brief introduction, goals, experimental detail, conclusions, and references (make sure this information is presented in a logical and clear sequence)
  • Explanations for graphs, pictures, and tables.

Font Sizes (suggested minimum)

  • Title: 36 point type
  • List of authors: 25 point type
  • Double-spaced text: 15 point type
  • The entire poster layout should be readable from six to ten feet away
  • Be careful in your use of colors, some people are red-green color blind and some colors do not stand out in contrast to others.

Add QR Code (optional)

  • Use a QR code on your poster to give the audience more information about your presentation
  • The barcode can be designed to link the person viewing your poster to a related video, your website, or your contact information
  • How to create a QR code and best practices:


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Important Dates

Author Notification
16 August 2019

Manuscripts Revision Due
1 October 2019
Revision Instructions

Registration Increase Date
25 October 2019

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