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Poster sessions at conferences and professional meetings are a way to visually convey the details of your research or conclusions. This guide will offer you the basics in design, content and printing resources.
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What is the EUI Student Poster Session?

Ethnography of the University 2014 Spring Student Conference

Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Time: 2:30-8pm

Location: Graduate School of Library and Information Science building

>> A poster session is an opportunity for you to share your EUI semester research in a creative, visual way.

>> Presenters will make poster from a single PowerPoint slide in order to demonstrate the main points of research in a clear and concise manner.

>> Each scholar will be given an easel, cardboard support (48" width X 36" height) and clips to support the poster.

>> The posters will be set up in the hallway of the Graduate School for Library and Information Science building for two 35 minute poster sessions.

>> Colleagues and peers will move informally between the posters while presenters typically give a brief (1-2 minute) talk about their research and answer questions.

>> The poster session will last for 35 minutes.

     

    Deadlines for Fall 2013

    The cost of printing up to 25 posters for the EUI Student Conference is donated by the University Library. 

    The poster format will be landscape mode and in color. You will be provided with a cardboard backing and clips to secure your poster. 

    •  Send the first draft of your poster to Merinda mhensle1@illinois.edu by Monday, April 7th.
    •  Merinda will supply comments back to you by Tuesday, April 8th.
    • Deadline to submit your final poster for printing is Wednesday, April 9th. There will be no exceptions.

    At the conclusion of the poster session, you can choose to keep your poster or donate it to the University Library, which will be used for future instructional sessions for EUI.

    Many thanks to Martin Graphics: http://www.martingraphics.com/ for their printing services.

     

    What is a research poster?

    A poster session or poster presentation is the presentation of research information by an individual or representatives of research teams at a congress or conference with an academic or professional focus. The work is usually peer reviewed. Poster sessions are particularly prominent at scientific conferences such as medical congresses.

    Typically a separate room or area of a tradeshow floor is reserved for the poster session where researchers accompany a paper poster, illustrating their research methods and outcomes. Each research project is usually presented on a conference schedule for a period ranging from 10 minutes to several hours. Very large events may feature a few thousand poster presentations over a matter of a few days.

    Presentations usually consist of affixing the research poster to a portable wall with the researcher in attendance answering questions posed by passing colleagues. The poster itself varies in size according to conference guidelines from 2x3 feet to 4x8 feet in dimensions.

    See Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poster_session

    Instructional Services and Reference Librarian

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