Guidelines for poster presentations
European Conference on Facial Expression
The presenting author of each poster will have the option of giving a brief presentation of no more than 5 minutes to introduce their poster. This time is to give a quick advertisement for your poster not to go into detail. It gives other delegates an opportunity to put a name to a face and discover that there is an interesting poster on your area.
A slide with details of the poster title, author(s) and their affiliation(s) will be used as an introduction. If necessary, one additional slide may be used and this will be presented for you. The text size should be no smaller than 24pt, the slide must be in PowerPoint and should be emailed to email@example.com by the 13th September.
Do not try and go through all of the work in your poster during this presentation!
The space available for posters is A0 landscape size (H 84.1cm x W 118.9cm). Adhesive backed Velcro mountings will be provided for posters. Posters can be attached to the poster boards with tacks or Velcro.
1. Construct the poster making sure it includes the title, the author(s), affiliation(s) and a description of the research, highlighting the major elements that are covered in the abstract.
2. If there is more than one author please highlight the presenting author with an asterisk ‘*’ symbol and where the authors have different affiliations number these superscript e.g. Dr E R Nest1.
3. Try to minimize detail and use simple, jargon-free statements.
4. Remember that images, tables and figures are useful in poster displays and will help explain your work to other delegates as well as creating visual interest.
5. If possible, use colour in your poster.
6. Make sure all text is clear and large enough to be read from a distance e.g. do not simply pin up a set of typed pages--reserve these for your handout.
7. Consider using a flow chart or some other method of providing the viewer with a guide to understanding your display.
8. If you like, prepare some copies of a printed version of your paper with the details of the research, 25 copies is usually enough. If you run out or are not able to make copies why not create a sign-up sheet where people can request a copy of the paper? Remember to indicate on these copies your name and email address, the conference, and whether or not the work may be quoted.
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