International Conference


International Poster Participant Guidelines


These guidelines apply to all poster presentations for the APPAM International Conference. If you have any questions, please contact Tristanne Staudt,


All presenters must register for the conference no later than May 24, 2019.  Any presenter not registered by this date is subject to removal from the program. Presenters can register here.

Poster Session Date/Time

  • Monday, July 29, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Location: 40.SC01 Pati - Level -1 (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Placing and Removing Your Poster

All presenters are asked to drop their poster off at the registration desk for staff to hang.

All poster boards will be numbered, indicating assigned poster spaces for each session. Poster assignments are available in the back pages of the onsite printed program.

We will dispose of posters left behind at the conclusion of the session.

Poster Size

Posters boards are 3 feet tall by 6 feet wide. Posters should be prepared as a single poster rather than multiple posters pieced together. Please do not cover the board numbers. This helps other poster presenters, as well as viewers, quickly identify space assignments.

Posters printed on foam core will be much harder to hang up, please consider this when choosing the materials and format for your poster.

Poster Appearance

  1. Keep text brief. Report only key aspects of each section (methods, results, discussion, and policy or management implications). It is not advisable to display the entire text from a manuscript. Too much detail detracts from the primary message of the text.
  2. Keep figures simple. Convey only one idea per figure, table, or photograph. Figures from publications, theses, or dissertations normally do not make good visuals.
  3. Text and figures should be readable to someone standing at a distance of six feet.
  4. Charts and graphs should clearly show what you want the audience to see.
  5. Use appropriate blank space between words, sections, and figures.
  6. Use appropriate and compatible colors for fonts, backgrounds, graphics, and matting. White backgrounds generally are best for text.
  7. Simple typefaces are preferable to fancy fonts. Bold type may be effective on headings.

Poster Presentation

Poster presenters are encouraged to have a 3-5 minute talk prepared about their work that they can share with session attendees. The talk should cover the research background as well as findings that can be easily undertsood by all attendees.  Here are a few examples of successful poster presentations: