Presenting a poster is a great way to share your ideas with colleagues – and it can be a gentle introduction to presenting in other formats.
If you are attending SLA 2012 in Chicago this summer, you have an opportunity to present a poster during an open house hosted by the Social Science, Academic, Education, and Museum, Arts & Humanities Divisions.
Next week I’ll be giving a webinar on poster presentations for anyone considering submitting a proposal for this or any other poster session. The webinar is on April 20 at noon Eastern, and I hope to have a registration link soon registration is now open!
Following are some additional resources for poster presenters:
In my previous job, I taught an annual workshop for graduate students on presenting posters. The idea for the workshop came from a discussion with a faculty member about how to improve the quality of posters at a conference he organized, and evolved over the years as I worked with students.
The guide I created, while tailored to the needs of demography graduate students, provides a summary of design and presentation advice I gathered.
Other resources I found helpful:
Displaying Your Findings: A Practical Guide for Creating Figures, Posters, and Presentations by Adelheid A. M. Nicol and Penny M. Pexman (American Psychological Association, 2003)
Poster Presentations: Designing Effective Posters by Fred Stoss (University at Buffalo Libraries)
Developing Poster Presentations in the Social Sciences (George Mason University Writing Center)