GUIDANCE FOR POSTERS

Remember that a poster presentation provides the ideal opportunity to meet and talk with colleagues who have a direct interest in your work. It offers a more intimate forum for information exchange than does a spoken presentation. The posters will be displayed in “bays,” generally containing 8-12 posters on the same topic. This layout design allows traffic to flow in the wide aisles outside the bays, while people who are interested in a particular topic can enter the bays and discuss it with the presenters.

Good posters are essentially extended abstracts with easily readable graphics to make the main points. The poster should clearly describe your research and its results without need for extended explanation.

All students who want to be considered for awards should have uploaded their posters by December 1, 2019. Final scoring will take place in person at conference.

Guidance for Posters

With these goals in mind, we offer the following practical guidelines:

  • TITLE: The title of your poster and the names of the authors should be large and clearly visible from 20 feet away. This means that the font should be at least 1 inch (2.54 cm, 72-point font size) in height. Affiliations and contact details (including e-mail addresses) of authors should be included.
  • ABSTRACT: The full text of your abstract may be included, or an abbreviated version.  Some presenters find a picture-like abstract to be effective.
  • TEXT: Any text should be kept to a bare minimum, keeping in mind that the main points of your poster should be contained in the figures and illustrations and their captions. The text should be in at least 24-point font size to be easily read.
  • GRAPHICS: Graphics, such as tables, figures, and illustrations, should contain the majority of the content of your poster. They should be clear and concise and should convey their primary meaning with little effort from the viewer. They do not, however, need to be simple. All graphics should include a brief heading or caption describing their content and meaning, and expressing the primary point of the graphic. A brief self-explanatory figure legend should be included below the main caption, containing a more-detailed description of the points of the graphic. The legend should include a description of the graphic as well as the conclusions derived from its content.
  • LAYOUT AND DESIGN:Poster size for WMMC’19 will be 90×90 cm. Please do not exceed this poster size, as there will be NO room for larger posters! Posters can be produced by using design or presentation software such as Microsoft PowerPoint. The entire poster can be laid out as a single file, including text, tables, figures and photographs. Your PROGRAM ID NUMBER (NOT your abstract submission number!) must appear in the right upper corner of your poster. The poster can then be printed using large color ink-jet printers at printing service centers. These panels only allow double sided tape to stick the poster to the board. It is the poster owner’s responsibility to check that the poster can stick to the board using this kind of material. Note that Posters printed on some kind of fabric or plastic may not hold with the tape supplied by the conference and that tape that cannot easily come off the board is not allowed.If you do not wish to bring your printed poster, the Organizing committee of WMMC19 has made arrangements with a local printing company (CONSDECOR) for attendees to print their posters locally. They offer a plotter printing 90×90 cm on 160gr paper at 22€ VAT included. Remember that your poster has to include your Program ID number (Not your abstract submission number!) in the right upper corner. Poster files have to be saved in 300 dpi, sent in PDF format and identified with your poster program ID and surname no later than the 25th of November using the form found in this LINK: https://imprentadigitalbarcelona.es/formulario/.  Posters will be delivered at the WMMC19 venue on Saturday, December 7th.The poster room will be open from Sunday, December 8th. All posters should preferably be placed on the boards on Sunday and at the latest before the first poster session Monday 13:30. All posters will be on display in the same room throughout the whole conference.
  • OTHER: Providing ‘mini’ versions of your poster as handouts or electronic copies for colleagues to take with them for further study will widen your audience. Laminating your poster in thick plastic and then transporting it in a tube can make the poster unwieldy to put up. Take some time to uncurl your poster prior to attempting to display it.

More advice on presenting posters well is readily available on the Internet. One such website is: Poster-Perfect.

Poster Upload
(for students only)

Poster upload for students is now open! 

All students who want to be considered for awards should have uploaded their posters in the PDF format by December 1, 2019. Final scoring will take place in person during the conference.

To upload your poster, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Login to your ECS or SMM account.
  2. Once signed in, navigate to the conference system.
    • Remember – this is where you submitted your abstract and completed conference registration.
    • For ECS, click the blue button “Go To WMMC Conference Registration and Abstract Submission Page”.
    • For SMM, click the following link and select “Sign into the conference website”.
  3. On the WMMC’19 homepage, click the button “WMMC’19 Abstracts”.
  4. Upload your poster in PDF format.

PLEASE NOTE: Only those that selected “Yes” to the question “Are you a student?” during abstract submission process will be able to see the option to upload a poster.

How to create a better research poster in less time

Poster Pods

Poster Pods are a free, fun and voluntary event that will take place during the WMMC2019 poster sessions! Poster Pods consist of ~ 10 people who are led through a theme-based series of posters by an expert in the field, and converse with poster presenters along the way.

As poster presenters, you may be visited by a pod.  You will have ~ 5 minutes with each pod to present your poster to them, then there will be ~5 minutes of discussion time with pod participants before moving on.

To sign up as a potential leader for poster pods, be sure to click the option in the registration menu during checkout!

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Frequently Asked Questions

I can no longer attend the conference.  Can a co-author who is registered present in my place?

  • A registered co-author may present in your place if they are not already presenting at the Conference.
  • The first author MUST be registered for the Conference before the early-bird registration deadline September 4.
  • Therefore, the first author must be registered even if he/she is not attending or the co-author/presenter must become the first author and register.
  • The original first author must request all changes.
  • You can only have one research as first author in the abstract book

 

Why can’t I see anything when I go to my abstract submission profile?

Make sure you are signed in under the email address associated with your conference (registration and abstract submission) profile. If you think you may have two conference profiles set up, or your membership profile uses a different email address than your conference profile, please contact our abstract team at abstracts@wmmconference.org for assistance.

 

Why can’t I see the red folder where I am supposed to upload my poster?

You must be signed in under the email address associated with your poster presentation and be the designated presenter of your poster in order for this red folder to appear beside your presentation. We have found that handheld devices do not display the upload interface as well as laptop and desktop computers.

 

What if my student poster is not ready for the December 1, 2019 upload deadline to be considered for an award?

Please contact awards@wmmconference.org to let them know so that they can assist you.

 

Do I need to bring my own mounting equipment to attach my poster to the board?

No.  All mounting equipment (boards, pins, signs etc.) will be provided at the conference.

 

Program ID or Abstract Submission ID… Which one do I have to put on my poster?

Your Program ID (not your Abstract Submission number!) that must appear on your poster (upper right corner) can be found in the confirmation email you received in early September under the heading “WMMC’19 Poster Presentation Date/Time”.

You can also find your Program ID by searching for your poster in the online program. Search for your abstract and click on the title. In the pop-up window, your Program ID will appear in brackets after your abstract title.

If you questions regarding posters, please contact posters@wmmconference.org