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

Poster Sessions
8:00 A.M–12:20 P.M.
1:40 P.M.–6:00 P.M.

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 H51A-0825, your poster board is 0825 for a Friday morning presentation.

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).

Note: poster presenters may contact the Fall Meeting Poster Printing Service for details about how to have their posters created and printed. Attendees who submitted and paid through the Copy Central site may pick up their posters at the Poster Printing Services booth in the Upper Lobby of Moscone South. Copy Central can also assist with on-site printing needs. At least 48 hours are needed for on-site orders.

  • 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
  • Highlight the authors’ names and contact information in case the viewer is interested in more information
  • Prepare diagrams or charts legibly in a size sufficient to be read at a distance of 2 meters.
  • Paragraph and figure captions should be at least in a 24-point font (0.9 cm height) and headers at least in a 36-point font (1.2 cm height). Be creative by using different font sizes and styles, perhaps even color
  • When working with graphs or charts, use different colors and textures/symbols for each line or bar. A serif font (e.g., Times) is often easier for reading main text, and a non-serif font (e.g., Arial or Helvetica) is legible for headers and figure labels
  • Organize the presentation so it is clear, orderly, and self-explanatory
  • 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

Audiovisual and Equipment Needs

Note: Poster presenters have the option to order and purchase additional equipment for rent; the deadline to order additional audiovisual equipment is 8 November.

Wireless Internet access is available in some areas of the Poster 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 A.M. and 8:00 A.M. on the day of your presentation.
  • Posters must remain up the entire day. Do not remove posters before 6:00 P.M. Morning poster sessions are scheduled from 8:00 A.M. to 12:20 P.M.; afternoon poster sessions are scheduled from 1:40 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
  • Presenters must be available for at least 1 hour between 8:00 A.M. and 12:20 P.M. for morning sessions and between 1:40 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. for afternoon sessions. Signs indicating when you will be at your presentation can be picked up at the Poster Help Booth. 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.

Remove Your Poster

Posters must be removed by 6:30 P.M. Posters remaining after this time will be removed and recycled.

Poster Help Booth

The Poster Help Booth 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, providing supplies such as push pins, tape, and scissors, and answering general questions.

If you need additional supplies, please feel free to bring them with you to San Francisco.