November 14-17, 2011
Snowbird Resort, Utah



Please review the Poster Presentation guidelines below, or download the Poster Presentation Guidelines in PDF format (the free Acrobat Reader is required to view and print PDFs. Download Reader)

Poster Presentation Guidelines


Thank you for agreeing to present a poster at the Interior West Fire Ecology Conference 2011. The information listed below will be helpful in your plans for your presentation:

  • Equipment: We will have poster boards for you to mount posters.  These boards accommodate posters with the maximum dimensions of 4’ x 4’. Please keep your display to this size.  We will provide the equipment to attach the poster to the poster boards.
  • Schedule: Posters can be set up in the Room at the Snowbird Resort starting on Sunday night after 7:00 PM.  Posters MUST be up by the start of the poster session on Tuesday from 5:30-7:00 pm; please staff your poster during the poster session. Posters will be left up for the entire conference and they must be taken down by noon on Thursday November 17, 2011. 
  • Poster Abstracts: Abstracts for the posters will be posted on the conference website but they will NOT be printed in the final program.

Tips for preparing your poster

  • The poster must cover the same material as the abstract.
  • Place the title of your poster prominently at the top of the poster board to allow viewers to identify your poster easily. Indicate 1) title, and 2) authors' names.  All poster presenters will be assigned a number that corresponds to the location of their poster in the exhibit room and to their abstract in the printed program.  Please watch this website for this information to be posted.
  • Highlight the authors' names, e-mail and address information in case the viewer is interested in contacting them for more information.
  • Prepare all diagrams or charts neatly and legibly beforehand in a size sufficient to be read at a distance of 2 meters. Paragraph and figure caption text should be AT LEAST 24-point font (0.9 cm height) and headers AT LEAST 36 point font (1.2 cm height). Use creativity by using different font sizes and styles, perhaps even color.
  • Use different colors AND textures/symbols for each line or bar contained in your graph or chart. A serif font (e.g. Times) is often easier for reading main text, and a non-serif font (e.g., Arial or Helvetica) for headers and figure labels.
  • Organize the paper on the poster board so that it is clear, orderly, and self-explanatory. You have complete freedom in displaying your information in figures, tables, text, and photographs.
  • Use squares, rectangles, circles, or similar geometry to group ideas. Don't clutter your poster with too much text! Label different elements as I, II, III; or 1, 2, 3; or A, B, C. This will make it easier for a viewer to easily follow your display.
  • Concentrate on the results and craft the remaining exhibits around them.
  • Include the background of your research followed by results and conclusions. A successful poster presentation depends on how well you convey information to an interested audience.

Thank you in advance for your willingness to show your poster at the conference.