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- Poster Guidelines
- Papers Guidelines
- Session Chair Guidelines (also applicable to SIEs and Workshops)
Dimensions and Formatting
- Dimensions: Each poster must fit on our poster boards, which are one meter by one meter (39 inches by 39 inches). Your poster can be any size or shape so long as it fits within this space: smaller is acceptable, larger is not. In other words, your poster must not exceed the available space of one meter by one meter.
- The top left section of the poster must contain:
- Your assigned poster number. This number is the same ID number that was assigned to your submission document in the ConfTool Conference System.
- Title of the poster.
- Name and institutional affiliation of each author.
Layout and Design
- A poster is intended to provide a visually compelling and totally understandable presentation of your results. During the poster sessions we expect someone to be available at each poster to answer questions or add additional details; nevertheless, the poster should be self-explanatory for someone who just walks up and looks at it.
- It is extremely important that the text be readable. Therefore, modest amounts of text in a large font are critical. A sans serif font (e.g., Helvetica) is the most readable for material of this sort. Titles and main headings should be no smaller than 72 pt. font. Ideally, there should be no text smaller than 36 pt. font. The very smallest text must be at least 24 pt., but even at that size, it will be hard for observers to read. These obviously put severe constraints on how much text you can have, but that’s important for readability by someone standing nearby.
- Similarly, figures, tables, and charts should be large enough to be read easily. Be sure such items are labeled very clearly, again in a large font.
- Design is an important element of posters. Simply pasting the pages of an abstract or paper to the poster constitutes a very poor presentation. This should be avoided. You should aim for an attractive layout that gets your message across clearly. If you need so many words to convey your message that you run out of space, maybe the problem is the message itself. Simplify what you present. If there are subtleties or complexities, these can be conveyed verbally.
- There will be one poster session this year. It takes place Tuesday, April 2, 5:00 – 6:00 pm (17:00 – 18:00). The location is the Hall of Distinction at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, our conference venue.
- The poster hall in will be available for set-up starting [date/time tbd]. Make sure to have your poster in place before the poster session begins so that the session can launch without delay.
- Your specific location will be assigned. Poster numbers will be indicated on the poster boards. Make sure to put your poster in the correct location.
- At least one presenter must be with the poster throughout the poster session.
- All posters must be removed by [date/time tbd]. Posters that remain in place after that time will be removed by us. The iConference is not responsible for posters that are unclaimed, damaged or lost before, during, or after the conference.
- We will have pushpins available. If you need other supplies, please bring them with you.
- Your poster is your presentation. No electricity or tables will be provided.
- The five finalists for the Best Poster award will be named in advance of the iConference. These finalists will be judged during the poster session, and the winner announced thereafter.
Questions about these poster instructions should be sent to the Posters Co-Chairs.