Session Definitions

Session Definitions 2016-11-17T22:16:01+00:00

Podium Session
A podium session is a session consisting of presentations of completed research, completed projects/best practices, methodology papers and/or theory development/conceptual analysis papers. Research results or project outcomes must be described in these latter abstracts.

There are two kinds of podium sessions:

1. Individual Papers Podium Session: Consists of papers on similar or related topics grouped together by the Program Committee from abstracts accepted for presentation.

2. Symposium Podium Session: Consists of an overview abstract and three (minimum) to five (maximum) abstracts, and is organized by the submitters to present a set of planned papers related to a specific topic. Symposiums may consist of research papers, methodological and theory papers or project/best practices papers. Symposiums may also consist of a mixture of the types of papers. The symposium overview is not counted in the 3-5 abstracts but will be allotted time for presentation on the conference schedule. The number of presenters should be equal to the number of papers in the symposium, excluding the overview. The Program Committee welcomes and encourages symposia involving researchers from a variety of institutions.

Poster Session
A poster session is a visual display of completed OR in-progress work. In-progress work is only eligible for poster presentation. Individual abstracts and symposium abstracts are eligible for poster sessions. Symposiums will be allocated one poster space for each abstract, plus the overview. WIN will provide 4’ high x 8’ long poster boards for poster displays. Tables will not be available.