June 6-8, 2014 - Norfolk, VA
Old Dominion University is hosting the 1st annual graduate Chesapeake Bay Regional Association of Biogeochemial Scientists Conference, or CRABS Conference. This meeting is being hosted by graduate students from the Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at ODU and is open to graduate students from universities within the mid-Atlantic region.
OCNPS 4600 Elkhorn Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23529
Tel: (757) 683-6175
Posters must be no larger than 48 inches by 48 inches, two posters must fit on each side of the 8-foot poster boards. Posters must include the title of your presentation, the names of all coauthors, and either the submitted abstract or a suitable introduction. Preliminary work and beginning research plans are permitted topics as the posters are meant to garner communication and the sharing of ideas. The poster space will not be assigned; a participant can place a poster on any board desired, but each side of the board must be able to fit two posters. Should you require any additional materials for your presentation, e.g. a power source, please contact us by May 30th, 2014. Push pins will be provided for all posters.
Helpful Hints for a Crowd Pleasing Poster
- Minimize text: use images and graphs instead
- 50 words or less for text elements
- Use phrases rather than full sentences
- Use active voice
- Serif fonts (i.e., Times) are easier to read than a font such as Comic Sans
- Text should be at least 24 point, 36 for headings
- Pay attention to text in figures – it must also be large
- Title should be at least 2 inches tall.
- Use a light color background and dark letters for contrast
These tips and others on preparing a poster presentation can be found here
Oral Presenter Instructions:
Talks will be scheduled for a maximum of 12 minutes to allow for 3 minutes of questions. The time limit will be enforced. Participants who would like to give an oral presentation should have a publishable body of work, such as doctoral or masters students who have nearly completed their degree.
Presentations should be submitted via email within 48 hours of the conference in PowerPoint format (.ppt or .pptx, etc). Each participant should also carry a copy of the presentation on a USB stick as a backup. Presentations will be loaded on to the lecture hall’s computers, which are Microsoft-based.
We will be providing a laser pointer.
For more helpful tips on a successful presentations click here