Poster session

A poster presentation, at a congress or conference with an academic or professional focus, is the presentation of research information, usually peer-reviewed work, in the form of a paper poster that conference participants may view. A poster session is an event at which many such posters are presented. Poster sessions are particularly prominent at scientific conferences such as medical congresses.[1][2][3]

Typically a separate room or area of a trade show floor is reserved for the poster session where researchers accompany a paper poster, illustrating their research methods and outcomes.[3] 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.[4]

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A poster session at the CNIT.

Presentations usually consist of affixing the research poster to a portable wall with the researcher in attendance answering questions posed by passing colleagues.[3] The poster itself varies in size according to conference guidelines from 2x3 feet to 4x8 feet in dimensions.[3][5] Posters are often created using a presentation program such as PowerPoint and may be printed on a large format printer. Posters are often printed on a glossy base and laminated with plastic to improve durability.

Electronic poster session
A digital poster session using a touchscreen

During the last couple of years, traditional paper poster sessions have started a transition to digital interactive posters, using browser-based platforms. The authors create their posters through an online tool and these posters are then presented on touchscreens at the event. As opposed to their predecessor, these posters contain multimedia components, such as audio files, HD-video, high-resolution images, chat, and live links to other web pages. Thanks to its online nature, the poster can be shared with everyone, before, during and after the event.

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A poster session at the EPFL.

See also

References

  1. ^ Writing@CSU, Colorado State University, Definition of a Poster Session.
  2. ^ Department of Biology, George Mason University, A Guide to Writing in the Biological Sciences, The Poster Session. Archived 2009-04-12 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b c d Purrington, Colin (February 19, 2010). "Designing conference posters". Colin Purrington. Retrieved 2010-03-05.
  4. ^ See, for example, the 4th Annual International Open Repositories Conference, May 2009, Poster Presentations. Archived 2008-10-25 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ American Society of Primatologists, Expanded guidelines for Giving a Poster Presentation. Archived 2009-09-19 at the Wayback Machine

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