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If you are a conference presenter please check this page regularly for information to assist you with your presentation. Content will continue to be updated and added prior to the conference.

Poster Session Preparation Guidelines

Purpose

The purpose of the poster session is to give you the opportunity to connect individually with a large number of conference attendees, sharing your research in a manner that is both fast and effective. Attendees will be able to view your poster to learn key facts about your research, and speak to you personally with any questions they may have.

Preparing your poster

  • Posters are to be 840mm x 1189mm (A0) in size and preferably laminated for display
  • Landscape is the preferred orientation for posters, but portrait posters can be accommodated by arrangement. Please email conference2011-music@uwa.edu.au to request a portrait display stand
  • Choose a basic font that is approximately 26 point or larger. It should be easily readable for viewers standing at a distance of approximately 1 metre

What to include on your poster (for posters reporting empirical research only)

Note: Each of these poster items should communicate key points only, not in depth explanations. Include supporting figures or examples where relevant.

  • Title of your research, author name, and institutional affiliation
  • Abstract – a brief summary of your research
  • Introduction – state your research objectives and any key background information
  • Method – share any important details concerning your research techniques
  • Results – relate the main findings of your research
  • Discussion – comment succinctly on your results, how they relate to expectations from your introduction, and any future direction for this research
  • References – list any sources cited in the poster
  • Other acknowledgements – e.g. additional support or grant funding for your research
  • Your professional contact details

What to include on your poster (for posters reporting non-empirical research only)

Note: Each of these poster items should communicate key points only, not in depth explanations. Include supporting figures or examples where relevant.

  • Title of your research, author name, and institutional affiliation
  • Abstract – a brief summary of your project
  • Key questions – state your objectives in a manner that is clear and concise
  • Main arguments – share the main body of your research in short, summative points
  • Conclusion – relay concluding remarks succinctly, including any new questions or direction for future research
  • References – list any sources cited in the poster
  • Other acknowledgements – e.g. additional support or grant funding for your research
  • Your professional contact details

What to bring

  • Poster
  • Pen and paper for taking down others’ contact details
  • Handouts (optional) - You may wish to bring handouts that correspond with your poster. Typically this is a letter-sized (A4) version of the poster for people to take with them. 50 copies should be more than sufficient
  • Poster stations will be provided by the conference committee

Presenting your poster

You will be allocated a 1.5 hour timeslot during which you must be in attendance with your poster. Be prepared to give a brief summary (2 minutes or less) of your work to those who may be interested, as well as to answer any additional questions they may have.

Poster Templates

Poster templates may be downloaded for your convenience. Use of these is optional.