Information for Presenters
The poster boards are 2-sided foam boards and are approximately 4-feet wide by 8-feet high (“usable” dimensions may be smaller – see below).
Subtract at least 4 inches from the top, bottom, left and right when planning your design and layout.
Thumb tacks will be provided HOWEVER thumb tacks are only intended to be used with 120 pound paper or lower. If you wish to post a foam back board or anything thicker than 120 pound paper, the thumb tacks will not work, if so – PLEASE MAKE THE NECESSARY ARRANGEMENTS TO ENSURE THAT YOUR POSTER BOARD CAN BE PROPERLY CLIPPED/POSTED TO THE POSTER BOARD AREA. Staff will only be able to assist with thumb tacks and will not have any other type of clippings or grips, so please plan appropriately.
You may set up your poster at 12noon on Thursday, August 16 and you are expected to stand near your poster during the officially scheduled poster presentation time between 5pm and 6pm in the Mattie Silks room on Thursday evening. Please take your poster down by 430pm on Friday, August 17 otherwise it will be taken away.
60 minute presentation will have 50-55 minutes for presentation and 5-10 minutes for questions.
75 minute presentation will have 65-70 minutes for presentation and 5-10 minutes for questions.
Audio Visual for Podium Presentations
The meeting room will be equipped with a computer, a projector, a screen, and
speakers. All presenters are required to save their presentation slides
and material (e.g., audio/video files) on the computer the morning of
their presentation. You should also carry a back up on an external
flash drive (jump drive). We also advise presenters to test the
equipment well before their presentations (in the morning before the
presentations begin, in the evening after the presentations are
completed or at during lunch/breaks). YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN HANDOUTS.