Purpose of the Poster (when it represents a Paper)
The poster can simply link the reader to the actual paper in some way (as in the examples below). What we care about is your paper. The poster is a way for readers to see that this paper is part of the conference, available to read, will be in the Proceedings and that the author is here for conversation. Some authors may ask us to provide a near final version of the paper to the attendees before the conference such that those interested can be prepared to meet the author.
Poster presentations can vary in their size, form, media and appearance.
At the 2016 conference in Salem, we had a poster display system that provided cork poster board surfaces that are 4 feet tall by 6 feet wide and stand about 7 feet tall. So, the top of the poster board stand was about seven feet high.
In general the size of a poster display can range from 20 to 48 inches tall by 30 to 72 inches wide.
If your poster must be much larger, like up to 4×8 feet, please let us know so we can figure out how we will handle it before we get too far along on the project of creating, building and presenting it.
Posters are often created using computers and may be printed on a large format printer or at a photo printing shop. There is in fact no need to make the poster as one single piece of large paper. It can be broken down into a set of regular sheets of paper or even 20 by 30 inch boards which are displayed next to each other …
Some Examples of Posters for Papers
Who is responsible for providing the Poster?
The author is responsible for providing the poster. The Conference will only provide the board on which the poster is displayed. If your Poster is anything more than a simple poster that can be pinned to a cork board, you can work with the Conference Committee long before the Conference begins in order to set up your poster presentation.
How does it all work at the Conference?
We announce the poster and introduce the author at the general assembly. The author may decide to choose times to be at the poster to discuss the paper with attendees during the conference. The attendees will also learn about the poster on line and in the schedule. We encourage poster papers to receive the full attention of the attendees.