Instructions to Poster Presenters

(board size 4’ x 4’) (121cm x 121cm)

We look forward to your participation in the ISSF 2012 Symposium. Once you receive confirmation that your abstract has been accepted for poster presentation, it is important that you confirm your intent to present the poster by registering and paying online to complete the online registration process.

Authors presenting a poster must be in attendance at their poster boards during the hours listed in the scientific program. The schedule showing the day to present the poster will be listed in the scientific program. If you submit several poster abstracts, and many of them are accepted, it is your responsibility to make sure that all your poster presentations are covered at the assigned times. No one author may present more than two posters at one time. If you have more than two posters to present at the same time, please ask a co-author to help you or withdraw the extra posters. Note, if a co-author presents the poster, the co-author must also be registered as a conference attendee, not booth staff.

Setup and Teardown Instructions

  • Posters will be located in the Pacific Concourse room.
  • Poster boards will be labeled with the number corresponding to the paper number in the Final Scientific Program.
  • All posters will be on display during both Poster Session days.
  • All posters must be affixed to the poster boards on Monday between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM noon and remain on the poster boards until the end of Poster Session II on Tuesday.
  • Do not remove Monday and Tuesday posters until Tuesday between 6:30 PM and 7:00 PM. Anything remaining after 7:00 PM will be discarded.
  • Authors presenting posters are requested to be in attendance at their poster board during the Poster Session on the day of their poster presentation.

Poster Board Size

  • The size of each poster board is 4 feet wide (121cm) by 4 feet high (121cm). When preparing the poster, be sure to subtract a 1-inch (2.5cm) border to leave room for the poster to properly fit on the poster board.
  • The paper number will be located on an upper corner of the poster board, large enough to be seen 6 feet away.
  • Reprint request envelopes will be located on a bottom corner of the poster board so you may receive business cards requesting reprints or details about the paper presented. Please be sure to remove business cards from the reprint envelope at the end of each day, where your colleagues will leave business cards to request reprints of your abstract.
  • All material to be posted must be prepared in advance because supplies for this purpose will not be available at the site.
  • Be sure to bring the supplies you will need to mount your poster, i.e., push pins, tape, scissors, etc.
  • Do not use Velcro, and do not write on or mark the poster boards.

Poster Preparation

Each poster should be prepared using PowerPoint to produce a high quality single page poster.

Lettering should be at least 1" high. The banner should include the title, authors and address.

A minimum letter size of 14 point is recommended. Large point sizes should be used for headings. Please use block lettering and not script.

For best visual effect, use simple to semi-complex figures that can be read easily (from 4 ft. away). Labels should use type at least 18 points high.

Include a concise, straightforward statement of the objective of the work, then demonstrate the work that was done and typical results (excessive detail is not encouraged), then present the results and/or conclusions of the work at the end.