This is not a traditional presentation; you will have a few moments to introduce your paper and get the discussion started. Don’t worry - you'll have a 20 minute block that will be an ongoing discussion of your paper, so you don’t need to explain everything right away. Your group will all have read your paper as well so you should be able to get a good discussion going right away.
When other members of your group are presenting, remember that you are an active part of the symposium. Be sure to ask questions and engage with the presenters. If you have any thoughts that you think would help the presenter then speak up and talk about them as a group. It can be almost as hard to write a good paper as it can be to ask a good question; treat this as a real opportunity to analyze work.
ISA will have poster display boards (8 feet long x 4 feet tall) and pushpins ready for you. Your job is to make a great poster and be ready to give and receive feedback!
We've put together a great video to help you as you get ready to craft your poster. Check it out here!
Examples from the 2013 JSS Sessions
What makes JSS panels unique is the degree to which presenters are fully active participants. Presenters have only a few moments to present their papers, then the discussion begins immediately. As part of this, presenters send out their papers at least a month in advance of the convention so that everyone has sufficient time to prepare (see the current convention for the exact date). It can be almost as hard to write a good paper as it can be to ask a good question; treat this as a real opportunity to analyze work.
Deadline: March 2, 2018
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