Poster Presenter Logistics

Presenting a poster allows you to communicate your research at a one-on-one level. Poster sessions are often two to three hours long; the longer presentation time (compared to an oral presentation) enables a more in-depth description and discussion of your work.

Presentation equipment

The poster session area will be equipped with:

  • Designated poster board
  • Pushpins or similar mounting hardware

Be sure to check your poster board number. These are subject to change. Find up-to-date information in the online scientific program, mobile app, or at the information desk.

Please note that audiovisuals are not allowed in poster sessions at the APS March and April meetings—posters should be designed using effective printed visuals.

Successful presentation set-up

Make sure that your poster fits the criteria for an APS meeting (refer to our Tips for Designing a Poster Presentation). Your poster must fit on the provided poster board–8’W x 4’H is a common size for the March and April meetings (others, such as unit meetings, may vary). Your poster must correspond to the title and content of the abstract listed in the printed bulletin and the online program.

Put your poster up in the specified location at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the session, and stay with your poster during the entire session. Take your poster (plus any personal items) with you at the conclusion of the session; posters that are not removed may be disposed of. APS is not responsible for the security of personal belongings.

During your presentation

Remember, it pays to practice! You never know who will stop by to ask about your project. Clearly communicate your research and its value by implementing our Tips for Presenting a Scientific Poster.

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