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    Poster Presentation Guidelines

    Congratulations on being accepted as a poster presenter! The poster session maximizes your opportunity to interact with Symposium participants.

    The attending poster author must pay the full author registration fees.

    Please read the following guidelines and information before you begin to create your poster presentation. Give considerable thought to the design and presentation of your poster to make sure that it stands out as an attractive and informative presentation. You want to be certain that the 'reader' of the poster comes away with a clear understanding of your research.

    Poster Sessions: Saturday & Sunday, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    • A poster author or coauthor is required to stand by the poster during their scheduled poster session to answer questions from attendees
    • Posters must be removed immediately after the end of each poster session, at 6:30 pm.
    • Posters and all other materials not removed will be considered unwanted and will be discarded.

    Set-up: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM on Presentation Day

    • See the conference Technical Program for schedule information
    • Posters can be set up starting at 11:00 am but must be up no later than 3:00 pm. If not up by 3:00 pm it may be considered a no-show and your manuscript will not be published.

    Display Area

    • 45 inches x 45 inches (114cm x 114cm). Push pins will be provided to hang your poster.


    • Poster templates available for download (3 size options): 36 x 44 inches, 40 x 44 inches,  44 x 44 inches
    • Poster presentations are hard-copy (paper/poster) format only
    • Posters must fit within the designated space listed above
    • 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 least effective poster format is a photocopy of the manuscript.

    Your poster presentation should include:

    • The paper title and all authors at the top of the poster
    • 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: