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Poster presentation guidelines

ibempa_poster_presentation_2ISSAA Conference Program as a Poster

The abstract, as outlined in your author notification email, has been accepted into the ISSAA Conference Program as a poster.

For Poster Competition: You are invited to present a poster based on your abstract. There will be a prize for the best poster presentations. For poster competition, please tick the appropriate box in the registration form. The ISSAA chairs or committee will then contact you to confirm.  You will be informed of the day you are presenting in late March. On the day you are due to present, please go to the registration desk where you can check what poster number you have been allocated. All posters must be hung in their allotted space by 08:30am on the day you are presenting. An author or co-author for the poster should be available to answer delegates’ questions during the time of your presentation times as outlined in the program. You will be given about 5-7 minutes to present your poster.

Set up: Poster presentations are held in the Innovation Building, Walailak University on Tuesday Morning, March 28, from 7:00 to 8:30 am during that morning’s reception. Go to the Poster room and volunteers will be there to assist you.

Size: All posters are required to conform to portrait orientation. Failure to follow this requirement will mean that the poster will not fit on the allotted board. Posters must be A0 size in Portrait Orientation (0.84 x 1.19 m).  Your poster should be:

  • Readable, type size should be sufficiently large to allow people to read from 2-3 metres away. Don't forget to include a title as well as the names and affiliations of authors.
  • Understandable, although your poster can expand on the information provided in your abstract, try to avoid overload – too much information or a cluttered appearance detracts from the overall impact.
  • Consider the use of suitable photographs, images, tables, charts and graphs.
  • To the point with elements that highlight your work. You have a brief period of time to catch attendees' attention as they stroll past. It is better to emphasize the most important components of your work in a clear and visually appealing way than to make a cluttered presentation. Those who share your interests will stop and learn more from you directly or from your handouts.
  • The simple use of colour can enhance a poster, but avoid the temptation towards using too many colours that distract from the content.
  • Before sending to print do not forget to proof read the poster yourself, and ask someone else to do the same, checking also for clarity.