Poster Session

Poster sessions are a valuable opportunity for authors to present papers and meet with interestedattendees for in-depth technical discussions. WCEST poster sessions are very well attended and a popularfeature of the conferences. Good planning can make your presentation clear, effective andrewarding – bringing an incomprehensible poster presentation is a missed opportunity for authors andviewers.

The goals in designing a poster should be:

  • To attract attention,
  • To provide a clear overview of your work,
  • To provide enough material to explain the research without an oral explanation, and
  • To provide enough material to initiate discussion and questions without overwhelming
    the audience.

General Information regarding Poster Session

  • The poster board will be 4 feet tall by 6 feet wide, mounted on stands.
  • Thumbtacks will be available on-site for mounting the displays.
  • A chair will be provided for each Poster Session presenter.
  • No audiovisual equipment is permitted for poster presentations.
  • Poster sessions consist of 10 poster boards numbered 1 through 10 (session numbers will be indicated at the beginning of each row of boards).
  • There will be approximately 30 poster sessions scheduled concurrently. Be sure to identify the correct row of boards for your session and the appropriate board number.
  • The author must remain by his/her poster board for the duration of the one-hour session.
  • Posters may be set up one hour before the start of the session.
  • Presentations should be taken down within 30 minutes after the session ends. Display materials not removed following the conclusion of the session will be discarded.
  • If handouts are to be distributed, bring approximately 50 copies.
  • Bring business cards with you in case the viewer is interested in more information.

What Authors Should Bring

  • A single sheet poster, made of heavyweight poster paper or similar material, approximately 4 ft X 6ft in size.
  • Heavy duty fasteners or tacks as back up to the thumbtacks. Bring tape or other materials as determined necessary.
  • Optionally, the authors may bring additional written material, of a non-commercial nature that supplements the material presented on the poster. This material can be distributed or for display on site.