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More up front planning to put together than a paper presentation or a roundtable. Get immediate feedback on your research... whatever state it might be in! Receive group feedback. Are you going in the right direction? Where should you go next? Does your analysis and explanation make sense?
Make your poster. Print your poster. Pack your poster. Set up your poster. Talk about your poster.
Content is similar to an abstract Ask yourself: “What do people NEED to know and see to understand my study?” It doesn’t have to contain everything, because you’ll be right there the whole time. It’s a visual presentation: a mix of text, tables, figures, images. Keep it interesting!
Title, Authors, Affiliation(s), Institutional and/or Funding Logos (Abstract), Introduction/Background, Research Questions, Method/Materials, Results, Discussion/Conclusion, (References) Non-empirical studies may only have some of these components
Powerpoint. (Free, and you already know how to use it!) Create a custom sized PPT slide that is the actual size of your poster (e.g., 4’ x 3’). Easiest: Avail yourself of the templates that are already out there! Don’t reinvent the wheel! (Unless you want to.) Find something you like, and can work with, and stick with it.
Queen’s has (strict) guidelines and standards as to how their visual identity (logo, colours, etc.) are used. http://www.queensu.ca/identity/guide Very picky, but very helpful. Logos for download: http://www.queensu.ca/identity/logo http://www.queensu.ca/identity/logo
If you include an image, make sure it’s 300dpi or it will come out fuzzy/pixelated. Text = at least 32 pt (tables), 36 pt (body) Not all poster boards are the same! European poster boards = PORTRAIT NA poster boards = LANDSCAPE The conference will provide information, like “Our poster boards are approximately 76” (H) x 42” (W), or 2m x 1 m.” This is your MAX SIZE, not how big your poster should be!
There are lots of printing locations in Kingston. We highlight two in the handout. They can print on glossy paper, matte paper, poster board, and fabric! Costs between $35-$100. Send to printer 1 WEEK before you need it. Check the quality before and after you have it printed Ask for a proof Open up the poster before you leave the store
Pushpins Water bottle, comfortable shoes Notebook to jot down ideas/information Business cards
A way for people to get a copy of your poster tack up a paper and pen for people to leave their email; printouts/handouts; sticker/slip of paper with URL.
Stand by your poster as much as possible When you have no business, stand to the side of your poster so you don’t obscure the text Maintain an open, relaxed, and friendly demeanour; engage visitors with a smile Be inviting, but be sensitive to people who don’t want to be “rushed” -- offer to answer questions, then let them be
If you gauge that someone is interested, offer to “walk them through” -- don’t just make them read! Judge their expertise and hit the appropriate high points. e.g., someone who works closely in your area, someone who is unfamiliar with the topic
As general as possible, but still communicate the crucial information! 2-3 sentences to the problem statement & rationale. Explicitly state the research question(s). For participants, salient details ONLY: age, special population, but not how recruited or assent obtained. More attention on experimental tasks than to familiar, standardized tasks
Shouldn’t take you any more than 3-4 minutes. If no one else is around or the person seems particularly interested, you can take longer. Keep your eyes open for people who approach during your walk through! Orient yourself to include them, make eye contact.
The poster session goes very quickly. You will become an expert at the walk through by the end... but why not be an expert at the beginning? Ask your friends, colleagues, or labmates to let you walk them through your poster.