Information for Presenters


As is common in North America, poster boards are 4 feet high and 8 feet wide (120cm x 240 cm) and double-sided allowing four per board if you follow the instrctions in the Call for Abstracts section of this website re: size and orientationon of your poster (i.e. vertical not horizontal). Authors should plan on mounting their posters on the poster boards between 7:30-8:30 am on the day their poster is scheduled for and  be prepared to stand by their poster during prime traffic times which included all coffee breaks, all lunch hours and the opening reception.  You will find numbers on the top of the poster boards; look for the one that corresponds to the number beside the listing of your poster in the conference program.

Poster Content: Your poster should provide the following information:

  • Title of project
  • Name and academic credentials of the author(s)
  • An introduction explaining the reason for doing the research, both from an academic and a societal point of view, and stating the central research question to be answered
  • A methods section showing how the central research question will be answered -- this section contains a description of the subjects, as well as about both data collection and data analysis
  • A results section showing the main results - preferably in graphs, tables, schemas
  • A discussion section that should lead to a sound conclusion
  • A references section with the bibliographic description of all references cited in the poster

See Call for Abstracts section of this website for detailed instrutions on poster preparation

Symposia and Free Paper Sessions

The duration of symposia and free paper sessions is 90 minutes. Presenters should plan on speaking for 12-15 minutes.  An LCD projecter, screen and laptop will be in the room assigned for your symposium/paper session.  It will be your responsibility to arrive in the room 15 minutes before your session is scheduled to begin to load your Power Point onto the laptop.  All speakers are urged to use Power Point, with slides in English, which is the official language of the conference.