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Information for presenters


Please check the program for the time allocated to your presentation.  Please allow time for speaker change over.  If you have a 15 min slot, please plan to present for 12 min to allow time for 1 or 2 quick questions then to change to let the next speaker start on time. 

We have a standard PC with the latest versions of PowerPoint and Adobe Reader on it for presentations. Please bring your presentation on a memory stick to upload in advance of your session. Please contact the organizers if you have any audiovisual needs beyond these.


The poster session will be from 4:30 to 6:30 pm on Tuesday April 5, but the poster room will be open for the entire day and we would like you to put up your poster on Tuesday morning and display your poster for the whole day so that attendees can browse posters during other times.

Each poster board is 47" high x 64" wide.  Please size posters smaller than this so they fit.

Some poster suggestions:

  • Place the title of your paper prominently at the top of the poster board to allow viewers to identify your paper. Indicate 1) the title, and 2) authors’ names.
  • Highlight the authors’ names, e-mails, and address information in case the viewer is interested in contacting you for more information.
  • Prepare all diagrams or charts neatly and legibly beforehand in a size sufficient to be read at a distance of 2 meters. Paragraph and figure caption text should be AT LEAST 24-point font (0.9 cm height) and headers AT LEAST 36 point font (1.2 cm height). Use creativity by using different font sizes and styles, perhaps even color.
  • Use different colors and textures/symbols for each line or bar contained in your graph or chart. A serif font (e.g., Times) is often easier for reading main text, and a non-serif font (e.g., Arial or Helvetica) for headers and figure labels.
  • Organize the paper on the poster board so it is clear, orderly, and self-explanatory. You have complete freedom in displaying your information in figures, tables, text, photographs, etc.
  • Use squares, rectangles, circles, etc., to group similar ideas. Avoid cluttering your poster with too much text. Label different elements as I, II, III; or 1, 2, 3; or A, B, C, making it easier for a viewer to follow your display.
  • Include the background of your research followed by results and conclusions. A successful poster presentation depends on how well you convey information to an interested audience.