Poster presentations have always been a major component of the River Symposium. Visit the Call for Abstracts web page for more information about the topics of interest and how to submit your abstract for a poster presentation.

The posters are featured on Friday evening from 8 to 10 pm in the Terrace Room (Rm 276) of the Elaine Langone Center. Ice cream and refreshments are served as well.

Poster Dimensions

Most posters are 36” tall x 48” or 60” wide. Maximum poster size is 36” tall x 60” wide.  Smaller posters are acceptable.

Poster Set-Up

Set up time is 5:00- 6:30 pm on Friday, October 18, 2019. Clip stands will be provided to hang your poster. The stands consist of two metal poles with large binder clips at the top, which are used to secure your poster at both upper corners (see photos above).  Moving the clip stands apart suspends the poster tautly between both poles.  If your poster is wider than 48”, some people bring along a few thin wooden strips (¼” thick x 1½” wide x length of poster), which they attach to the back side of their posters at the top and bottom. They secure the ends of the wooden strips in the binder clips, which keeps them from curling. However, we provide masking tape, which also works as well. In other words, once the top two corners of the poster are secured in the binder clips and the poles are stretched taught, simply tape down the lower two corners of the poster to the poles. It works just fine.

The photos of last year’s poster session on this web page give you a feel for the poster setup.


Meal for Authors

From 5:00 to 6:30 pm, a light meal of soup and sandwiches, snacks, and beverages will be provided for students, faculty, and guests in Rooms 241 A-D, which are located right next to the Terrace Room.     

Poster Presentations

Lead authors should be present with their posters on Friday evening from 8:00 to 9:15 pm to interact with the audience, answer questions, and explain their research.  Business casual attire is encouraged.

Student Poster Awards

On Friday evening at 9:50 pm, awards will be given to the best student poster presentations. Awards will be separate, but include, both undergraduate and graduate (MS and PhD) students.

Poster Presentation Guidelines

More information about the symposium poster session is available in the guidelines. You can download a PDF copy of the guidelines by clicking the thumbnail image below.

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