NASPSPA Verbal Presentation Specifications
Carefully check the program for your presentation time. Typically you have 12 minutes to present with 3 minutes remaining for questions. When you arrive at the conference you will receive instructions as to when you will need to load your program onto the appropriate computer. You must load your presentation on the appropriate computer in well in advance of your session (e.g. night before, before breakfast, or during lunch).
- Bring your presentation on a memory stick (It is always a good idea that you e-mail yourself the presentation or store in a cloud so you can retrieve your presentation from an internet site in case of loss).
- The computers at the conference are PC and loaded with Windows.
- NO internet connection is available in the meeting room so do not have internet links
- If you do have video embedded – sound will be available only the microphone only.
The poster presentation format offers an opportunity to illustrate your research graphically, using charts, photos, diagrams and text on a poster board. The format also affords an opportunity for dialogue about the research with convention attendees circulating among the poster boards. One author must remain by the poster board for the time indicated in the program. It may be helpful if you bring a one or two page hand-out for distribution. Include contact information such as your e-mail address on the hand-out.
Consult the FINAL Program to identify the number assigned to your presentation and use the board with the corresponding number. Materials should include:
- Introduction or review of literature
- Method (including participants, measures, procedure)
- Results (visual displays such as graphs & charts are good)
- A list of key references, if appropriate
There are no fixed requirements for font style or size; however, it is important that you prepare your poster so that it is easily readable from several feet away. An example of a research poster board display appears below to stimulate some ideas. There will be instructions in the program as to when you should mount your poster.
Maximum Size: 4’ WIDE (48 inches) or (121.9 cm) x 4’ HIGH (48 inches) or (121.9 cm)
Although this is the maximum, most posters actually look better when organized to be rectangular in shape (wider than tall). One suggestion for proportions is to make your poster 42″ wide x 36″ tall.