Poster Author Instructions

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Important Poster Dates/Times:

Poster Session: [ TBA ]
Place: Room 103
Set-up: [ TBA ]
Take-down: [ TBA ]



    For an extended abstract to be included in the published conference proceedings for both peer-reviewed and best practice posters and demonstrations, at least one of the work's authors must be registered for the conference and present in Austin during the poster session for presentation of the work.


    Each poster presenter will be able to display a rectangular poster of the maximum dimension of 36in wide by 48in tall.

    • Please prepare all materials in advance. We will not print posters or copy handouts.

    • We will provide pins for mounting posters. If you need other materials to attach your poster such as double-sided adhesive tape, please bring these materials with you.

    • Access to electrical outlets will not be available.

    • Shared tables will be available.


    • Lettering should be simple, bold, and easily legible from a distance of 4ft (122cm). Lettering for the title should be at least 1.5in (38mm) high. Under the heading, include the names of authors and their affiliations in smaller lettering.

    • In the body text, keep the number of words to a minimum: please remember that this is not a paper. Arrange the elements in a logical sequence: introduction or statement of the problem or issue, objectives of the research or project, methodology used (where appropriate), major findings or outcomes, interpretations or significance of findings or outcomes, and conclusions. Use numbers if necessary to ensure that readers can follow the sequence.

    • Illustrations and color will enhance the effectiveness of your presentation. Tables, figures, and photographs are encouraged. While you should consider graphic impact, note that simplicity and legibility are more important than artistic embellishments. The background of the poster may be any color, so long as there is a strong light-dark contrast between background and lettering.


    In addition to publishing your the extended abstract of your poster, we would also like to publish an image of the poster itself as a PDF document.

    • Many poster images are generated as PDF documents or can be converted to a PDF. Please convert your poster to a PDF for submission through the peer review system.

    • Log into your account on the peer review system and click on the poster submission title.

    • Once you are have opened the poster submission, you will see an image like the following:

      Click the "Summary" link to access the submission metadata page.

      Click the "Add a Supplemental File" link to upload your poster image PDF. Complete the instructions on the supplemental file submission metadata form and submit.

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