The Student Research in Progress Poster Session (SRIP) will be held from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Authors are expected, at a minimum, to attend their posters during the morning (10:00-10:30 am) and afternoon (2:50-3:10 pm) breaks, and from 5:00-6:00 pm, and as available throughout the day. This is an excellent opportunity to receive feedback and suggestions from both professionals and peers.

SRIP Poster Session Schedule and Set Up

  • Set up by presenters begins at 8:00 am
  • Open: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Take down by presenters no later than 6:30 pm. Posters not removed by 6:30 p.m. will be removed by volunteers. We are not responsible for posters left after this deadline.

Poster boards will be numbered. Presenters should attach their posters to the board number corresponding to the number assigned to their posters in the final program. Please note that this number may be different from that shown in your acceptance letter.


Poster Specifications

  1. Posters may not be larger than 4 ft. tall x 3.75 ft. wide.
  2. Posters may be attached to the boards by pushpins or Velcro. Tape is not allowed. Please bring your own mounting supplies.
  3. Posters may be prepared as a single poster or as several smaller sections mounted together.
  4. Posters that do not meet these specifications will not be displayed.


Advice on Production of Posters

  1. Keep text brief. Report only key aspects of each section (e.g., introduction, study area, methods, results, discussion, and 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. Too much detail detracts from the primary message of the figure.
  3. Text and figures should be readable to someone standing at a distance of six feet. Adjust font and image sizes accordingly. BIG IS BEAUTIFUL and easy to read.
  4. Photographs 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.
Please review our guidelines for professional behavior at the conference