Instructions for Poster Presentations at the 8th Lake Erie Millennium Network Meeting
Attendees of the Eighth Binational Meeting of the Lake Erie Millennium Network are encouraged to submit poster presentations and displays relating to any aspect of Lake Erie. Posters and exhibits will be available for viewing for the duration of the meetings. There will be designated viewing times before evening social events to facilitate discussion.
All attendees interested in presenting a poster or exhibit MUST SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT BY FEBRUARY 1st 2017. Please follow the instructions below when formatting your abstract and poster presentation.
Poster and Exhibit Abstracts
Abstracts for all poster presentations and exhibits must be submitted during registration, or by email to Silviya Ivanova (firstname.lastname@example.org
) by February 1st, 2017. Abstracts must be submitted in word format.
Please ensure that your poster abstract meets the following guidelines:
Poster Abstract Guidelines
- The body of the abstract should not be longer than half a page.
- The title should be centered and boldface with all authors listed below the title (not boldface).
- The presenter’s name should be listed in full and underlined; for all other authors, provide only the initials and last name.
- Include each author’s affiliation by using superscript numbers and listing the affiliation in order below the by-line.
- Each affiliation should include the department, organization, city (or town), province (or state) and country.
- Please use Times New Roman (12 point) font.
- Abstracts must be saved as word files (.doc or .docx)
A sample abstract, along with a PDF version of the instructions above can be downloaded HERE
There will be two viewing sessions for posters and exhibits during the 8th Meeting of the Lake Erie Millennium Network. For more information on these sessions, please see the provisional program
You can use the guidelines below as a reference when creating your poster presentation. If you have any questions regarding your poster presentation, please contact:
519-253-3000 ext. 4758 or 4764
Poster Presentation Guidelines
- An area in the meeting room has been assigned for poster presentations and displays.
- Posters may be set up beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday February 21. All posters should be removed by 12:00 noon on Thursday February 23.
- Posters will be available for viewing for the duration of the meetings. You are encouraged to be present at your poster during designated poster viewing times (lunch breaks and before social events) for discussion.
- Presenters will be assigned one side of a poster board measuring approximately 1.2 m (48”) high by 1.8 m (72”) wide; make sure your poster does not exceed this size.
- You will be given a poster number when you arrive indicating where your poster should be hung. The poster board panels are made of cork-covered fabric, which will accommodate pins or Velcro attached to poster backs. Pins and limited quantities of Velcro will be available.
- An ideal poster should be concise, self-explanatory, and readable from a distance of 2 m (6 feet). Title lettering should be at least 2 cm (3/4”) high. The name of the presenting author should be underlined or marked with an asterisk. We recommend that the font of the main body is at least 5 mm (24 point) and 1 mm line thickness. Ensure that your sentences are as short as possible. Using bullets is more effective than writing long, complex sentences.
A PDF version of these guidelines is available HERE