All conference participants are welcome to contribute posters.
What is a poster?
A poster is between one and three large pieces of paper (or a flight of smaller sheets pieced together). A poster is an opportunity to publish a very short article and discuss it with your peers. It may be an overview of a technical topic, problem, question, product, or case study. It may include drawings, text, code fragments, or whatever you need to make your point.
The typical poster is not just a shortened version of a conference talk (although those are acceptable!); posters are less formal, more interactive, and may provoke argument. Your poster will be on view throughout the conference, so the main ideas should be clear without explanation.
- Increase the variety of points of view aired at the conference
- Encourage two-way communication
- Allow detailed and/or esoteric presentations
- Provide a forum for “small” presentations (ideas shorter than a conference paper, of interest to only a few people, or which are best communicated graphically)
From one to three poster-pages, with text large enough to read easily from 2 to 4 feet away. No need to be fancy; hand-written with markers is fine! Use paper (or card stock) not Foam-Core (it is very difficult to thumb-tack thick material to the bulletin board).
No more than the equivalent of 3 poster-pages per presentation, with each poster-page 22" x 28" maximum (56 by 71 cm).
The conference will supply the following:
- Bulletin-board style display boards
- Push pins, for mounting plain paper posters
- Blank flip-chart pages, for ad hoc posters
- Colored markers, for ad hoc posters
Poster presenters must print their own posters and bring the posters to the conference, or create hand-written
posters on-site using paper and markers. Presenters who need any additional supplies or equipment
(such as special pins for posters on foam-core) to display your poster must provide these supplies for themselves.
If you have any questions on Baliasge posters send email to
Debbie Lapeyre or call +1 301/315-9633. If you plan on doing a
poster presentation please send email to help us ensure that there will be adequate space.