All posters will be located in Hall B of the third floor of the RBC Convention Centre. Posters should be set-up on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. If you are not arriving in Winnipeg until after that time, posters may also be hung between 7:00 a.m.and 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 3, 2019.
Posters MUST be removed on Friday, October 4, 2019 between 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. At 9:30 p.m. all remaining posters will be removed and recycled.
Placement of posters
Each poster has been assigned a category and a number. When you arrive in Hall B, all poster boards will be marked with poster numbers.
Poster preparation and dimensions
- The available area for the poster is “8 feet wide x 4 feet tall”.
Poster boards provided for you are made of Velcro. It is recommended that you bring your own Velcro coins to ensure secure placement of your poster.
The title, author(s) and the place(s) of work should be positioned on the top of the poster area.
Data should include a brief explanation of the aims, methods, results and conclusions.
All text, tables and drawings should be large enough to be seen at a distance of two meters (18 to 22 point font is recommended).
Drawings may be originals or photographs and data should be in the form of tables and/or figures.
A conference registration badge must be worn in order to enter Hall B and place your poster. Upon arrival proceed to the Registration Area to pick up your badge and please remember to bring a copy of your registration receipt which contains a bar-code.
Poster presentation hours
All posters must be on display for two consecutive days beginning on Thursday, October 3, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019.
We ask that all authors and/or co-authors be present at their poster for presentation at the following respective times to facilitate discussion of your abstract.
Wine and cheese reception
- Thursday, October 11, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
- Friday, October 12, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Guidelines for PowerPoint presentations
- Due to room configuration, we would request that all digital presentations be prepared in 16:9 format.
- Use a horizontal format as opposed to vertical.
- Text should be reduced to key words.
- Do not mix typefaces. Instead, vary the font attributes (i.e. font size and style) or contrast.
- Use both upper and lower case.
- Avoid specialty fonts – some fancy fonts are difficult to read.
- Use 16 point or larger type. If the text is too small to read, the audience will become distracted and no longer listen.
- Avoid abbreviations and hyphenations.
- Use bullet points. Use no more than six words per bullet point and no more than six bullet points per slide.
- Limit tables to two to three columns and five to six rows.
- Complex textbook illustrations should be redrawn with only the pertinent information included.
- When using colour, limit your choices to a maximum of three, preferably one or two neutrals with a contrasting colour for emphasis.
- Use of dark backgrounds with light text is easiest to read. Pastel colours should be avoided. Yellow text on a black or blue background works best.
Note: In general, slides should be simple to be effective. The audience should be able to read and understand the information presented on them.
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