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Instructions for NASP Convention Presenters

Poster presenters should be prepared to post their materials no later than twenty minutes before the session is to start.   Push pins will be provided to mount your display.

Please bring at least 50 copies of your presentation for distribution to interested attendees. Copies of your information and any illustrative materials must be prepared prior to arrival, because NASP will not have reproduction or graphic services onsite.

Projection equipment and tape recorders are not allowed in the poster presentation room. It is important that your display is removed promptly at the end of your presentation to provide time for the individuals in the next poster session to set up.

Important tips for making your presentation a success:

  • The poster board surface area is 4' high and 8' wide.  Prepare a label for the top indicating both the title of your presentation and the authors with lettering at least 1" high.
  • Remember that your display will be viewed from distances of 3' or more, so make sure that all lettering is at least 3/8" high and in a bold font wherever possible. It will be helpful to show (by number, letters, or arrows) a preferred sequence that might be followed in studying your  presentation.
  • Post a copy of your abstract (75-words or less), in a large typeface. 
  • Charts, drawings and illustrations should be heavily drawn, not contain unnecessary details, and mounted on a stiff board.  Avoid "arty" or ornate presentations.  Block coloring is suggested to add emphasis and clarity and any captions should be kept brief.
  • Ideally, your display should be self-explanatory, so that you are free to supplement and address particular points raised by participants.  Since poster sessions are intimate forums for informal discussion, try to limit the time spent on explaining your presentation. 
  • Do not write or paint on the poster boards. Instead, you may find it useful to have a tablet of sketch paper and suitable drawing materials on hand to illustrate important concepts.
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