Guidelines for poster presenters
Poster Session Location
Posters will be displayed on the mezzanine outside the Grand and Teton rooms where the oral presentations and exhibitor displays are located. Half of the posters will be displayed on easel/flip-charts along the balcony railing, and half will be attached to the facing wall (see conference staff for tape to attach posters).
We ask poster presenters to print their posters in a single-page format with 36" x 48" dimensions in either landscape or portrait orientations. We strongly recommend presenting a single page poster rather than mosaics of multiple letter-size pages. If you are not able to print a single page poster, please inform us at email@example.com before Friday October 5, 2017 so we can make plans to accommodate your display.
Language should be simple and descriptions brief. Jargon should be avoided. Necessary technical terms should be defined. Spelling and grammar must be correct. All text should be large enough to be read from a distance of 4 to 6 feet. Photographs, drawings, charts, tables, or graphs should be simple, well-organized, and carefully chosen to quickly explain complicated technical concepts to a wide audience.
The purpose of an exhibit is to convey to a wide audience a research project's significance to scholars in the field and its potential significance to the general public. The exhibit should testify to the careful design and execution of the research and present clear findings that are well interpreted. It must include:
- short title of the exhibit
- Abstract: Grammar and Clarity
- student's name (or names, if more than one student is presenting the exhibit)
- collaborators, advisor(s), and department(s)
- funding sources
- objectives or reason for research
- significance/relevance to the field
- project design and execution
- interpretation of findings and conclusions
- directions for future research
Each presenter should have prepared an oral discussion of his or her exhibit. This discussion must not exceed 5 minutes. The oral presentation should be clear and concise, and should include the major points presented on the poster. If the presenter worked with collaborators on the project, this presentation should clearly describe the presenter's role in the overall project.
- Scientific and Technical Impact: How does this research advance ultrafast optics.
- Effective communication: Clear presentation of results through visualization and oral presentation
At UFO 2017, we will recognize one high quality poster presentation with the OSA Outstanding Presentation Award along with monetary prize.
If you would like a pre-review of your poster for clarity, please send a PDF of your poster to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday October 5, 2017.