Please note, all poster presenters must register for the conference.
Poster Presentation Guidelines & Schedule
Poster presentations are an important part of the SSEC and provide participants a great opportunity to share their information and network with colleagues.
Here are some general SSEC poster guidelines:
- Bring your poster presentation with you to the conference.
- Posters should be a maximum of 44.5” wide by 45.5” tall (1.13m wide by 1.15m tall).
- No foam core or other hard backing.
- Presenters will be provided with a 4’x 4’ (1.22m x 1.22m) bulletin board area and pins to mount their poster on shared, two-sided 4’x8’ poster display boards.
- There is no electricity available at individual poster stations. If you intend to use a tablet or other electronic device during your presentation, please be sure the batteries are fully charged prior to your presentation.
- Presenters may bring hand-outs (typically, 8 ½” x 11” versions of the poster) to accompany their posters.
Posters will be grouped according to the topic/track they address. During the conference, organizers will make efforts to ensure that oral session attendees are notified of, and encouraged, to visit posters that relate to oral presentations.
Presenters are asked to be at their poster to discuss their study or project/program with conference participants during the Poster Session, scheduled over lunch on Monday, April 20 between 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (this day is a box lunch format) and Tuesday, April 21 between 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Poster Session Schedule
Sunday, 4/19 between 3:00-6:00 p.m., and Monday, 4/20 between 7:15-8:30 a.m., Tuesday, 4/21 between 8:00-8:30 a.m. (Same times as conference registration/check-in)
Posters on Display:
Monday, 4/20, 9:00 a.m. through Wednesday, 4/22, 12:00 p.m.
Poster Session/ Presentations:
Monday, 4/20, between 12:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Box lunches will be served on this day and there will be tables in the poster session area for participants to eat their lunch and view/discuss posters. Poster presenters can pick up their box lunches at 12:00 p.m. in order to be at their poster by 12:15 p.m.
On Wednesday, 4/22, between 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Poster presentation boards will be removed at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, so we ask that poster presenters are prompt in removing their posters.
Recommendations and Resources for Poster Presentations
Provide a clear message that is visually appealing with text that is large enough to be read from a distance. See below for recommended resources for preparing posters:
design best practices
- National Public Radio (story on poster design):
- North Carolina State University: Creating Effective Poster Presentations: An Effective Poster
- NYU: How to Create a Research Poster: Poster Basics
- The Better Poster (see #betterposter on twitter for lots of examples): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RwJbhkCA58&feature=youtu.be
- If you are concerned about traveling with a poster tube and the poster’s longevity, fabric (also referred to as textile) posters are a potential option. While resources for printing a fabric poster may vary by individual or institution, a fabric poster is convenient, as it takes up much less space than standard paper poster, will likely fit in your travel bag, and is reusable. Fabric posters are a growing trend in scientific presentations and conferences. Below, please find some helpful links to fabric poster information:
- Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment (post on fabric printing): https://blogs.nicholas.duke.edu/fuelforthought/how-to-print-your-conference-poster/
- American Society for Cell Biology (blog post on fabric printing/use): https://www.ascb.org/careers/how-to-print-a-fabric-poster/
- European Geosciences Union (blog post on recycling fabric posters): https://blogs.egu.eu/geolog/2016/08/19/geotalk-recycle-textile-posters-into-useful-products/