Education Program Poster Presentations

POSTER PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION
Each team is invited to display posters highlighting research or activities in which they are involved. Posters allow presentation of research results in a casual setting, with the chance for in-depth, one-on-one dialogue that can proceed at its own pace and offer the opportunity for more direct feedback to presenters. This year’s poster reception will take place on Saturday, November 15, 2003, from 6:00 until 8:00 pm during the SC2003 Education Program reception. The location is the Lobby of the Hyatt Hotel.

POSTER SESSION GUIDELINES
HOW TO ENTER
Education Program participating teams (one poster per team) and others who want to present a poster should send a 150-200 word abstract of the poster no later than October 30 to:
Scott Lathrop

WHAT YOU SHOULD PROVIDE

  • Poster board (you can buy folding posters specially for this type of presentation) and all the supplies needed to attach your presentation materials to the poster board. We suggest you prepare the poster before you arrive at the conference.
  • You may use a combination of poster board and/or a laptop to share your material. You will need to bring your own laptop.
  • The poster board should be able to stand on its own
  • A person to be with the poster during the two-hour reception to talk about the project.
  • A person to set the poster up before 6:00 PM on Saturday, November 15, 2003 and take it down immediately after the session ends.

WHAT THE SC EDUCATION PROGRAM WILL PROVIDE

  • Standard table, you will have about 3 feet for your presentation
  • Access to the poster session area by 5:00 PM Saturday to facilitate poster setup
  • Electrical outlets at the poster site.
  • Emergency supplies (scissors, tape, glue, staples) for the poster displays
  • Abstract book containing all the poster abstracts submitted by October 30

WHAT THE SC EDUCATION PROGRAM WILL NOT PROVIDE

  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Computers
  • Network access

TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR THE POSTER PRESENTATION

  • The poster presentation may contain certain components of the program, such as:
  • Research or activity title
  • A brief abstract
  • Author and/or presenter’s name(s) and affiliation(s)
  • A statement of the problem, project, research or activity that will quickly let the viewer understand the problem or issue researched or completed.
  • Graphics or images as needed.
  • Statement of relevance to K-16 education.
  • Conclusion/Summary of Findings
  • Handouts can be helpful to participants to remind them of your presentation when they return home.
  • Business Cards can give helpful contact information.

POSTER SESSION FAQ’s

Who is the audience for the Poster Session?
Other participants in the SC2003 Education Program as well as the general conference committee will make up the audience of the Poster Session. The participants are K-12 in-service or pre-service teachers and undergraduate faculty from a variety of disciplines. The poster session will be held at the opening Education Program reception, Saturday night, November 15, 2003, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Lobby of the Hyatt Hotel – a short walk from the Phoenix Civic Center.

How can I transport the poster?
Airlines provide boxes into which the poster can be placed for the flight. You should contact your airlines to confirm this and ask how it impacts the number of bags then check at the ticket desk for the box. SC Education Program takes no responsibility for the transport of the poster.

Will the poster be displayed throughout the conference?
The poster will not be displayed throughout the conference. Someone should dismantle it and remove it immediately after the poster session/reception.

What is the purpose for having a poster session?
A poster session gives an educator or researcher an opportunity to share his/her special activity or research. Others involved in the conference can communicate with the educator or researcher on a one-on-one basis where more information can be shared with the participants. Your goal is to engage other participants in a conversation where you can describe your research or activity.

Do I need handouts?
You are not required to have handouts but if you do provide handouts to the participants remember that they will have limited space to take home all the handouts they receive at the conference. A small handout that also provides contact or website information is probably best.

Is it permissible to have a poster even if not all the authors attend the conference?
Yes, but at least one author must be available during the Poster Session to stand by the poster and answer questions.