POSTER PRESENTATION GUIDELINES

Poster Presentation

Share your successes!

Sigma invites chapters to share their successes by presenting a poster for viewing at Chapter Leadership Connection. Share with other volunteer leaders your chapter's important initiatives, results-oriented strategies, and other examples of exceptional Sigma chapter operations. If you'd like to share your chapter's story and are a registered attendee, submit an interest form by 30 May 2020.

Submit an Interest Form »

If your chapter's poster is accepted, be sure to view the poster display information and tips for a successful presentation below.

Please note: A limited number of poster presentations will be accepted, and submission of this form does not guarantee selection. Presenters will be notified by 1 July 2020.

Poster Display Information
  • Sigma will supply the poster board for displaying your poster presentation.
  • Board: Foam Core
  • Board Format: Can be oriented horizontally (landscape) or vertically (portrait)
  • Usable Board Dimensions: 24 inches by 36 inches (610 mm x 914 mm)
  • No tables, electronics, or audiovisual equipment are allowed in the poster viewing area.
  • Push-pins and hook-and-loop type fasteners (such as VELCRO®) will be allowed to hang your poster. You will need to supply your own fasteners to hang your poster.
Poster board dimensions
Poster Session 1

Setup

Friday, 11 September
Noon-12:30 p.m. (1200-1230)

Poster Viewing Hours

Friday, 11 September
2:30-3:00 p.m. (1430-1500)

Saturday, 12 September
8:00-9:00 a.m. (0800-0900)

Poster Removal

Saturday, 12 September
12:45-1:00 p.m. (1245-1300)

Poster Session 2

Setup

Saturday, 12 September
1:00-1:15 p.m. (1300-1315)

Poster Viewing Hours

Saturday, 12 September
3:00-3:30 p.m. (1500-1530)

Sunday, 13 September
8:00-9:00 a.m. (0800-0900)

Poster Removal

Sunday, 13 September
2:00-2:30 p.m. (1400-1430)

Recommendations for Effective Poster Communication
  • Don’t overload your poster. Please remember that you are not writing an article.
  • Seek simplicity; keep text to a minimum and avoid redundancies.
  • Be sure that your poster attracts attention, emphasizes important points, reads easily, and stimulates interest. Use (but don’t overuse) bold fonts and colors.
  • Facts should be printed in single phrases or words.
  • Define unfamiliar or complex terms as simply as possible.
  • Use pictorial or graphic illustrations to clarify and enhance a message. Figures and tables should cover approximately 50 percent of the poster area.
  • Use a typeface that is legible from six feet away.
  • Use a consistent font throughout.
  • Use a minimal amount of punctuation. Avoid abbreviations and acronyms where possible, especially in the conclusions.
  • The viewer should be able to grasp the total message in five minutes.
  • Feel free to provide one or more key references.
  • Handouts of your abstract, with your contact information, may facilitate future research communications with fellow conference attendees.