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North American Duck Symposium and Workshop

Poster Presentation Display Instructions
February 3rd and 4th, 2016


7th North American Duck Symposium and Workshop
Ecology and Integrated Management of Waterfowl
February 1-5, 2016

Displaying Posters:

  1. Make sure you identify which of the two Poster Sessions (Wednesday or Thursday) you are presenting and identify your poster’s number directly on the poster. The poster number will identify the specific poster board where you will display your poster. Please consult the NADS Agenda for the number associated with your poster (http://northamericanducksymposium.org/index.cfm?page=home).
  2. It is the responsibility of the authors to make sure their poster is on display in the assigned location during the appropriate time periods.
  3. Posters will be displayed in the Annapolis Ballroom, Westin Annapolis Hotel, on both nights of poster display. Wednesday presenters may set up posters beginning at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, February 3 and must remove them by 12:00 pm on Thursday, February 4. Thursday presenters may set up posters beginning at 12:00 pm on Thursday, February 4 and must remove them immediately following the Thursday poster session.
  4. Poster Session 1 presenters must accompany their poster(s) from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Wednesday, February 3 for the formal viewing period, while Poster Session 2 presenters must accompany their poster(s) from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Thursday, February 4 for the formal viewing period.
  5. Posters presented on Wednesday must be removed from the Annapolis Ballroom by 12:00 pm on Thursday. Posters presented on Thursday must be removed immediately following the Thursday evening poster session.

Poster preparation

  1. Posters must be no larger than 36 inches (91.5 cm) tall by 48 inches (123 cm) wide. Please compose horizontal posters only; there will not be space on display boards for vertically oriented posters. Free-standing display boards and mounting devices will be provided.
  2. Either Arial or Times New Roman font must be used.
  3. Font size in main text must be no smaller than 28 pt (Arial) or 32 pt (Times New Roman).
  4. Font size in figure and table titles must be no smaller than 24 pt (Arial) or 28 pt (Times New Roman).
  5. Posters that do not abide these guidelines may not be displayed.

Additional advice for posters

  1. Text should contrast well with background. If necessary, shade text boxes to enhance legibility (e.g., do not use green font on a red background).
  2. When using text, convey information succinctly. Provide only key aspects of each section (i.e., Introduction Methods, Results Discussion). Bulleted points are acceptable. An abstract is not necessary; your succinct poster should convey all salient information.
  3. Provide sufficient space between sections. Use appropriate blank space between words, sections, and figures.
  4. Keep figures/tables simple and large enough so they are legible from a meter or so away (remember text constraints listed above).
  5. Photographs should be well focused and easily interpretable.
  6. Don’t dwell on methods unless the poster’s subject matter is methodology (i.e., new and innovative ways of doing things).
  7. Do not display the entire text from a manuscript. Too much detail detracts from the primary message of the poster.
  8. Avoid gaudy colors.

Note: Additional logistical details for poster and the two sessions will be posted on this website later. The two poster sessions will convene Wednesday and Thursday nights, 3-4 February 2016.

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