Poster Guidelines

Poster sessions at this year’s conference will be held on the evening of Wednesday, March 14, and at lunch-times on Thursday, March 15, and Friday, March 16.  Posters will be on display in the continuous area made up of the concourse and adjacent spaces through which participants roam during breaks in the program of papers.  This area lies immediately outside Proshansky Auditorium, the venue for paper presentations.

  • Poster boards are 4 feet wide x 6 feet high (~1.25 meters x ~2 meters).  Only one side of the board can be used for display.  We will provide the means for attaching your poster to the board, so please do not apply your own staples, tape, chewing gum, or super-glue.
  • The poster boards accommodate posters measuring up to 34″ x 44″ (A0 size) in either portrait or landscape formats.  Although your poster may be positioned either vertically or horizontally, as you choose, we strongly recommend portrait format.  This allows any presenter, not just those who are astonishingly slim, to stand close to his or her poster.
  • Your poster should include the title and name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s), and a short abstract.  Use a font for the title large enough to be read from a distance of 12 feet (~4 meters); the body of the poster should be readable from a distance of 6 feet (~2 meters).  In the case of posters reporting experiments, it is advisable to include example sentences or other materials and a brief description of your methods, as well as your findings and conclusions.
  • The poster boards will be set up continuously, permitting authors to hang their posters for display throughout the entire day. During the poster session itself, at least one presenter should be at each poster at all times. The poster must be removed at the end of the day, i.e., at the close of the poster session on Wednesday, and no later than the end of the last paper session on Thursday and Friday.
  • We recommend that you prepare a paper or an electronic handout summarizing the work presented.  This is useful because of the large number of posters scheduled for each session.  Many presenters find it efficient to offer a single-page miniature of the poster.  We regret that CUNY Graduate Center is unable to provide photocopy services; however, there are many copy shops in the immediate neighborhood, including the following:

Fedex Office

191 Madison Avenue (between 34th and 35th Streets)
phone: 212-685-3449; fax: 212-685-3831;

Staples (Copy & Print)

16 East 34th Street (between Fifth and Madison Avenues)
phone: 212-583-8009, ext 23; fax: 212-683-8019;

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