Guideline for poster presentations

Poster Boards

Poster boards mounted on stands will be provided by APA and placed in the designated hall. Poster boards are in landscape format, and authors can make use of the full dimensions of 194 cm width × 95 cm height or 6.36 ft x 3.16 ft. Poster boards provided for poster sessions have uncovered corkboard surfaces and all the material necessary for attaching the poster to the poster board will be available at the facility desk in the poster area. The number of each poster paper and of its corresponding poster board will be given in the appropriate session programme. Posters using more space than allotted will be removed.

Poster Display time

Authors should plan to place their materials on the poster board on the day the specific poster session is scheduled as soon as possible (08:00–09:00, but not in the evening before the scheduled display day) in order to enable the conference participants to view their posters at any time on the display day. Authors shall be are required to take down their posters by 10.00 p.m. After this time, the remaining posters will be disposed of by the conference staff and they will not be stored.

Authors in attendance time

The authors in attendance time is the time when the respective authors of a poster session must be present at their display for presentation. For each of the poster sessions, authors have been assigned a one-hour time slot during which they are expected to be at their poster for discussion.

Poster preparation

Place the title of your paper clearly at the top of the poster to allow viewers to easily identify your paper. Indicate the authors’ names and address information in order to allow interested viewers to contact you for more information.

Prepare all diagrams or charts neatly and legibly beforehand, in a size sufficient to be read at a distance of 1.5–2.0 metres. The type is recommended to be 2.5 centimetres high. For example, use different colours for each line or bars contained in your graph or chart.

Organize the poster in a way that it is clear, orderly, and self-explanatory. The poster must cover the same content as the abstract. Label different elements as 1, 2, 3, or A, B, C. This will make it easier for a viewer to follow your display.

Include the background of your research followed by results and conclusions. The success of a poster presentation is contingent on how well you convey the information to an interested audience.