Presenter’s Corner

This page contains resources for preparing a presentation for the WIN conference.

Writing a WINning Abstract

Dr. Marty Lentz, University of Washington, gave WIN permission to share this informative PowerPoint on writing a successful abstract.

“Yes, it is Possible: A Research Report in 10 Minutes”

Dr. Lentz also gave WIN permission to share her PowerPoint on delivering a successful 10-minute presentation.

Poster Presentations

WIN will provide standing poster boards (8 feet long x 4 feet high) for the poster display. Posters do not have to cover the full board. Push pins will be available. Tables will not be available.

Each poster will be on display for a half day in the morning or afternoon, and the posters will be grouped by topics. R&IE posters will be organized by institution. Conference participants may view the posters at their discretion. The WIN Program Committee has set aside one hour during each poster session in which the only scheduled activity is poster viewing. We ask presenters to stand by their posters during this hour, which will be listed in the conference program.

A map of the poster hall will be included in the conference program. Each poster will be assigned a number in the conference program corresponding to the poster board assignment in the poster hall. Posters must be displayed on the assigned poster boards. Please hang your poster only on the date and time and on the poster board assigned.

Those assigned to morning poster sessions should plan to have their posters on display by 8 AM. Those posters must be taken down by 12:15 PM. Those with afternoon poster sessions should plan to hang their posters between 12:30 – 1 PM and removed by 5:15 PM. If you are attending a lunch or other conference activity at the time your poster is to be removed from the assigned poster board, please ask a colleague to remove it for you.

  • Prepare posters so they are readable from a distance. All lettering should be at least 3/8 inches high.
  • Keep labels and captions brief.
  • Limit the amount of content on the poster so the viewer can easily see and understand the information. Too much detail may mean the information will not be read.
  • If you have a series, indicate the sequence to be followed by numbers, letters, or arrows.
  • For maximum effect, make your poster visually interesting by the use of color and design.