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Poster Information

Posters are well suited for presentations of complex and technical methods and/or results. They typically reach a wider audience than short talks because they are on display for several days and allow the audience more time to digest complex information. This promotes robust discussion between presenters and their audience!

Posters must be educational in nature and not actively promote any particular product, service, brand, or company.


Presenter Expectations

Poster presenters are expected to:

  • Register for the Conference
  • Be an author of the poster
  • Be an expert on the discipline and issues covered by the poster
  • Be prepared to provide expanded descriptions of the poster during the Poster Reception
  • Submit an electronic copy of their poster, approximately three weeks prior to the Conference, before the poster has been printed for approval
  • On Tuesday, September 17, put up their poster in the Exhibit Hall between 7:00 am - 9:30 am 
  • On Wednesday, September 18, stand by their poster during the Poster Reception from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Poster Construction Requirements

Formatting
Posters must be educational in nature and not actively promote any particular product, service, brand, or company. Your poster should have a:
  • Title - recommended font size is 72 pt
  • List of authors and author affiliations – recommended font size is 36-42 pt
  • Abstract (when applicable) – recommended font size is 20-24 pt
  • Section or sub-title headings – recommended font size is 28-32 pt
  • Text, tables, and figures (when applicable) – recommended font size is 24-32 pt
  • Acknowledgments and references cited (when applicable) – recommended font size is 20-24 pt
  • Contact information below the poster for attendees interested in obtaining more information (optional) - can be an attachment
Poster Specs
Freestanding double-sided boards for the posters will be located in the back of the Exhibit Hall. Two poster presentations will occupy each side of the poster board (i.e., four posters per freestanding board). Pushpins will be provided to affix poster presentations to boards. The freestanding boards are 8 ft (2.4 m) long and 4 ft (1.2 m) high (landscape orientation); the bottom edge of the board is typically 30 in (0.76 m) above the floor. 
  • Max poster height: 43 in (1.09 m)
  • Max poster width: 40 in  (1.02 m)
For examples, download Poster Presentations from past Annual Conferences (Members Only). For Non-Members, here are two sample posters:

Post-Conference Recognition
Following the Conference, Poster Presenters will be given the opportunity to post their presentation online for members to access. This will give presenters an opportunity to share their findings with a larger audience and will give conference attendees a chance to find out more information on presentations.


Questions?
Contact AZA’s Events Coordinator, Bridgett Owen.