WIN will provide poster boards (8 feet wide x 4 feet high) for the poster display. Tables will not be available. Push pins will be available.
Each poster will be on display for a half day in the morning or afternoon, and the posters will be grouped into themes for each half day. Conference participants may view the posters at their discretion. Refreshment breaks will be offered in the poster area, and presenters should stand by their posters during those times. The times of the refreshment breaks will be printed in the conference program.
A map of the poster display areas will be included in the conference program. Each poster presentation will be listed by day of presentation, title and authors, and will be assigned a number corresponding to the poster board assignment in the poster display area. Posters must be hung on the assigned boards. Please hang your poster only on the date and time and on the poster board assigned. If you place your poster on an unassigned board or hang it at an incorrect time or day, you will be taking the place of another poster presenter and your poster will be removed.
Those assigned to morning poster sessions should plan to have their posters on display by 8:00 AM on the day you are assigned to present. Those posters must be taken down by 12:15 PM. The afternoon poster sessions should plan to hang their posters between 12:30 – 1:00 PM and remove the posters by 5:15 PM. If you are attending a luncheon 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.
For helpful information about poster sessions, refer to:
- Mottet, Elizabeth A., and Barbara L. Jones. 1988. The Poster Session: An Overlooked Management Tool. Journal of Nursing Administration 18 (7, 8):29-33.
- Sexton, Dorothy L. 1984. Presentation of Research Findings: The Poster Session. Nursing Research 33(6): 374-375.