Poster Session

The user science poster session is a great time to share your latest advances and results as well as network with colleagues to learn about new capabilities, technology and research results. Please submit your poster abstract before October 1st.

Users presenting posters must be registered for the Users' Meeting. The User Science Poster Session will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2:30-4:00 pm.

Posters will be assigned space on a 48" x 48" cork board on which diagrams, graphs, data, pictures and a small amount of text may be mounted (push pins will be provided; see poster preparation tips below).

Poster Blitz

Promote your poster during the poster blitz which will occur at the conclusion of the October 8 Plenary Session I. To participate in the Poster Blitz, prepare a creative ~30-45 second pitch for your poster and send one PowerPoint slide via email to Bill 'PosterMeister" Schlotter before cob October 6.

Keep your pitch short with minimal technical jargon – past blitz presenters have incorporated art, illustrations, poetry, singing, dancing, etc.  Be Creative! 



The Poster Session is planned for the patio and lobby of the new Scientific User Support Building (SUSB) which is still under construction but should be ready before the users' conference.

Plan to set up your poster before 2:30 pm so that you can take full advantage of the 2:30-4:00 pm poster session window.

A reception is also being planned in the early evening (5-7 pm) on the same day so there are additional opportunities to visit other posters and interact with colleagues.

Please retrieve your posters by 7 pm. The poster board stands will be picked up by the vendor early on Friday morning, so authors are responsible for taking down and retrieving their posters BEFORE 7 PM on Thursday, October 8. Posters not retrieved by this time will be re-purposed at the relevant beam lines or discarded.


Deadlines for abstract submission and Poster Blitz:

  • October 1:  Cutfoff for Poster Abstract Submission
  • October 6:  Cutfoff for Poster Blitz Entries



Poster Preparation Tips

The content of each poster should be clearly divided into sections including introduction, experimental aim (or problem definition), work summary, results, and conclusions. Diagrams, graphs, data, pictures and a small amount of text may be mounted on the 48" x 48" cork board which we will provide. Push pins will be provided for mounting materials. No audiovisual equipment is available. Poster authors may make copies of their posters or papers available to participants.

Legibility - The poster should be readable from a distance of at least 5'. Suggested sizes are a minimum graph size of 10" (25 cm), section heading letters of 3/4" (2 cm), and text and figure lettering not less than 3/8" (1 cm).

Heading - A heading label including the title, author name(s), and the address of the primary author(s) should be included. The recommended lettering size is 1-3/16" (3 cm). This should be mounted at the top of the poster board.

Titles - All figures and tables should be titled.

Dimensions - The entire size of the poster material(s) is limited to 48" x 48".


For more information about posters or abstracts, please contact Lisa Dunn or Cathy Knotts.