Poster sessions are located in Moscone South, Halls A-C.

To locate your assigned poster board on the day of your presentation, look for the board marked with the last four digits of your paper number.

For example, if your paper number is H52A-0825, your poster board is 0825.

Please carefully review the information below to ensure that you have not missed any important information preparing your poster presentation for the Fall Meeting.

Prepare Your Poster

Each presenter is provided with a 4-foot-high by 6-foot-wide poster board. Poster boards have a 2.5 cm (1-inch) frame. Dimensions of the useable work area are 1.2 meters high by 1.8 meters wide (4′ high x 6′ wide).

  • The presentation must cover the material as cited in the abstract.
  • Place the title of your paper and your paper number prominently at the top of the poster board to allow viewers to identify your paper. Indicate 1) the abstract’s presentation number, 2) title, and 3) authors’ names.
  • Highlight the authors’ names, e-mails, and address information in case the viewer is interested in contacting you for more information.
  • Prepare all diagrams or charts neatly and legibly beforehand in a size sufficient to be read at a distance of 2 meters. Paragraph and figure caption text should be AT LEAST 24-point font (0.9 cm height) and headers AT LEAST 36 point font (1.2 cm height). Use creativity by using different font sizes and styles, perhaps even color.
  • Use different colors and textures/symbols for each line or bar contained in your graph or chart. A serif font (e.g., Times) is often easier for reading main text, and a non-serif font (e.g., Arial or Helvetica) for headers and figure labels.
  • Organize the paper on the poster board so it is clear, orderly, and self-explanatory. You have complete freedom in displaying your information in figures, tables, text, photographs, etc.
  • Use squares, rectangles, circles, etc., to group similar ideas. Avoid cluttering your poster with too much text. Label different elements as I, II, III; or 1, 2, 3; or A, B, C, making it easier for a viewer to follow your display.
  • Include the background of your research followed by results and conclusions. A successful poster presentation depends on how well you convey information to an interested audience.
  • Please do not laminate your poster to ensure that it can be recycled.

Determine your Audio/Visual & Equipment Needs and Submit Your Order

Wireless Internet access is available in some areas of the poster session hall. Your laptop must be equipped with a Wi-Fi or wireless network card for PCs or an Airport card for Macs.

You are able to rent tables at the Poster Help Desk at Moscone South.

To locate your assigned poster board, look for the sign marked with your session number at the beginning of each row of posters. Each poster board will be marked with an individual paper number.

  • Posters should be set up between 7:30 am and 8:00 am on the day of your presentation.
  • Posters must remain up the entire day. Do not remove posters before 6:00 pm.
  • Morning poster sessions are scheduled from 8:00 am to 12:20 pm; afternoon poster sessions are scheduled from 1:40 pm to 6:00 pm.
  • Please make sure your paper number is clearly visible on your poster board.
  • Presenters must be available for at least 1 hour between 8:00 am and 12:20 pm for morning sessions and between 1:40 pm and 6:00 pm for afternoon sessions. Signs indicating when you will be at your presentation can be picked-up at the Poster Help Counter. After the session, please leave a note on your poster board as to where you can be reached in case someone wishes to discuss your research further.
  • Push pins and other materials are available at the Poster Help Counter.

Remove Your Poster

Posters must be removed between 6:00 pm and 6:30 pm. The Poster Hall will close at 6:30 pm each evening. Posters remaining after this time will be removed and recycled.

Poster Help Counter

The Poster Help Counter is located in the Poster Hall (Moscone South, Halls A-C). Staff will be available to provide assistance in locating a poster, ordering additional equipment and answering general questions.

The Poster Help Counter will also have signs for poster presenters to use to indicate the times they will be at their poster. Additionally, the Poster Help Counter will provide presenters with general supplies such as push pins, tape and scissors. Should you have any special needs for your poster presentation, please bring those supplies with you to the meeting.