Poster Proposals

Send us your poster proposals by 11:59 pm PST, Friday, February 4th

Posters are presented in a common room or circulation area, usually over a 90 minute period, during which Summit participants circulate and talk to individual presenters in an informal manner. The posters then remain available to Summit participants for as long as possible. Handouts, interactive elements, and multimedia are common components of poster presentations.

We are interested in posters that provide visual demonstrations of information architecture ideas, deliverables, and accomplishments. We encourage work by students, developers, and designers. We welcome work of a specialized or experimental nature; work concerning new features, design elements, methods, or processes; and works in progress. The spirit of the Poster Session is one of inclusiveness. Even if you have never presented at a conference or poster session before, if you follow the submission requirements and have an original, interesting proposal, then your poster will have a good chance of being selected. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer complimentary registration for poster presenters.

Each poster presenter or team is provided with a table for materials and a display space of approximately 3.5 x 7.5 feet (100 x 225 cm). Most people find that a poster of approximately 20 x 30 inches (50 x 75 cm ) is a good minimum size. Overall presentation space may be shared with another poster is we get enough submissions. Let us know if have something huge in mind. Presenters are required to be available at their posters during the poster session period.

This year, we encourage people to bring demos to the Summit. If you'd like to demo a tool, app, or set of interesting deliverables you will need to provide your own laptop. Demo presenters also need to prepare a poster (so people can see your awesome topic from a distance instead of having to come right up and peer over your shoulder). We expect that demo posters can further explain the subject, show design alternatives or process, and otherwise complement the demo material. (and, not to worry if you don't have a demo, but do have an idea for a great poster - we want to see that too!).

Final printed posters are not due until the Summit begins; however, a PDF of the final poster will be required by Friday, March 25, 2011 for posting on the Summit website.

All submissions must be made via our conference submission system. When submitting a proposal for a poster, please include:

  • Overview Information (in the proposal form)
  • Title of poster
  • Name of presenter(s)
  • Full contact information on the person submitting, who will be the sole contact person regarding the proposal
  • Summary or Abstract (up to 300 words)
  • Poster details (as an attachment)
    • Description of poster (1-2 page description plus mock-up. Don't go over 2 pages!)
    • Context of the work
    • One or two innovative points. Why is this interesting? What sets it apart?
  • Mock-up or fairly accurate sketch of proposed poster (as an attachment)

Submit your poster now!

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