ISA Poster Gallery

Poster Program Overview

Following the success of ISA 2021, we are delighted to partner with iPosters again to bring new opportunities and technology to our convention participants. This year, not only will our in-person and virtual poster presenters make use of this tool, but our virtual and in-person Junior Scholar Symposium participants will also be utilizing the iPoster system.

The virtual poster platform will facilitate email communication between poster presenters and viewers, but presenters are also encouraged to set up an independent live video session for direct interaction with other convention participants. In addition to special highlighting in advance of the Convention, access to posters will continue to be available to attendees post-convention, providing additional long-term opportunities for engagement, feedback, and collaboration.

This platform allows a range of multimedia and interactive features, including text, images, video, and even audio narration, to be embedded into posters. All presentations must be created and published in the iPoster platform no later than March 15th. After this, authors will still be able to edit the contents of their poster (as needed), but the galleries will be locked to new poster building. At this time, the galleries will also available for public viewing by Convention attendees. Poster presenters will receive an email from the ISA iPosterSession System platform in mid-February with instructions on how to log into the platform and create their iPosters. Please be sure to add "access@ipostersessions.com" to your contact list or the safe senders/whitelist/domain to ensure receipt of future emails.

If you did not yet receive your invitation, please first check your spam folder, then reach out to our Professional Development Director, Sarah Dorr, at sdorr@isanet.org.

Guidelines for crafting your poster, as well as tips, tricks, how-tos, and tutorials, can be found below. Click on the headings below to expand them for additional information.

View the 2022 Gallery

 

 

Virtual poster presentations take the form of an asynchronous visual presentation to allow the maximum degree of flexibility for presenters. You can ignore the program listing for 6:29 AM on Monday as part of this event - it's only there to highlight your placement, not assign you a time slot.

Posters in the Virtual Poster Gallery will be available for viewing beginning March 15th, but presenters may set up times to meet with discussants any time between March 28th and April 2nd. Poster presenters must build and publish their poster via iPoster no later than March 15th, and are encouraged to upload papers to the archive by March 25th. You can share your paper by email, but the easiest and most accessible way to do so is to go to your Participation Hub, and use the “Upload Your Paper(s)” button near the top right.

The virtual poster platform will facilitate email communication between poster presenters and viewers, but presenters are also encouraged to set up an independent live video session for direct interaction with other Convention participants. Each poster presenter will be assigned a discussant, and both the presenter and discussant should arrange the most convenient time to discuss the presenter’s poster. We recommend that presenters communicate early with their discussant to make these arrangements, and that this meeting does not coincide with the separate office or discussion hours you may set for general Convention attendees.

In-person poster presentations will be assigned a time slot during our convention. Poster presenters will meet with their cohort and discussant at their assigned time on-site at the Annual Convention in Nashville. Discussants may choose to meet with presenters individually or as a group. Any and all materials should be shared and published via the iPoster system no later than March 15th. You can share your paper by email, but the easiest and most accessible way to do so is to go to your Participation Hub, and use the “Upload Your Paper(s)” button near the top right.

The in-person poster gallery is designed to provide participants with a one-on-one experience with discussants, while allowing presenters the opportunity to network with fellow presenters in a less formal environment than standard panels. Initial presentations will be brief. When not meeting with their discussant, presenters should expect to browse the gallery and ask questions of fellow presenters.

The iPoster system will allow in-person poster gallery participants to schedule additional, separate office or discussion hours. This is completely optional and up to the preferences of the presenter.

What makes in-person JSS panels unique is the degree to which presenters are fully active participants. This is not a traditional presentation - presenters have only a few moments to present their research, then the discussion begins immediately. 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. Any and all materials - including a poster, which is required - should be shared and published via the iPoster system no later than March 15th, so that everyone has sufficient time to prepare. Your group will all have read your paper (posters, papers, outlines, dissertation proposals, etc., depending on the state of your research) as well, so a good discussion should get going right away.

In-Person JSS participants will meet on-site in their assigned room during the specified session. Technology will be available at their table so that presenters are able to bring up their posters during their short presentation and refer to it throughout the discussion. Because posters and other materials are shared with fellow panelists at least 2 weeks in advance, JSS presentations will focus more on an in-depth discussion, so it's recommended that you design your poster to reflect this type of presentation.

The iPoster system will allow in-person JSS participants to schedule additional, separate office or discussion hours. This is completely optional and up to the preferences of the presenter.

Similar to in-person JSS panels, virtual JSS panels are designed to fully engage participants and essentially workshop their papers. This is not a traditional presentation - presenters have only a few moments to present their research, then the discussion begins immediately. 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. Any and all materials - including a poster, which is required - should be shared and published via the iPoster system no later than March 15th, so that everyone has sufficient time to prepare. Your group will all have read your paper (posters, papers, outlines, dissertation proposals, etc., depending on the state of your research) as well, so a good discussion should get going right away.

Virtual JSS participants will meet in their assigned virtual room during the specified session. Presenters will bring up their iPosters for reference during their presentation and discussion period, but because JSS presentations will focus more on an in-depth discussion, it's recommended that you design your poster for ease of reference during this portion of your presentation.

The iPoster system will allow virtual JSS participants to schedule additional, separate office or discussion hours. This is completely optional and up to the preferences of the presenter.

Virtual Session Times [Caveat]: To ensure that you know the correct time for your virtual presentation, we strongly advise our virtual participants to independently verify the local time of presentation(s). We do our best in the Participation Hub but we HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you independently verify your local times for virtual participations. Daylight savings time changes sneak up this time of year and vary from country to country. (We like timeanddate.com's time zone converter and timezoneconverter.com. Make sure you set the first city to Nashville (or US/Central Time) and the date to March 28th or 29th.)

Virtual Poster Gallery Discussants:
Participation in our virtual poster gallery allows participants to present their research in an asynchronous setting. Participants submit their posters in advance of the Convention, and these can be viewed by participants two weeks prior to the Convention as well as throughout. Presenters will set their own discussion hours for meeting with other attendees (which will be available through the Gallery once it's opened March 15th) and ISA2022 registrants can use the Gallery to connect with the presenters at any time. Each poster has a designated discussant and they will coordinate to find a mutually agreeable time to meet between March 28th and April 2nd.

In-Person Poster Gallery Discussants:
Our in-person poster gallery provides participants with a combination of in-person and asynchronous participation. Presenters are scheduled for in-person sessions to present their posters to their discussant and cohort and engage in discussion, generally at the beginning of their scheduled session. Thereafter, discussants and presenters are welcome to peruse the other posters. Neither presenters nor discussant need to remain for the entire session however the room will be reserved for their use throughout the allotted session time. If the discussant and/or presenter wish to connect (during the session) at a time other than the beginning, there should be a communication between both to set up a mutually agreeable time in advance. The gallery is open to all convention participants and attendees may explore posters throughout the session. Presenters are encouraged to leave their posters on-screen when feasible.

JSS Discussants:
The Junior Scholar Symposium provides participants with the opportunity to workshop their papers while at the same time also focusing on general professional development. As a discussant, you will facilitate a conversation with your junior scholar participants, who have been instructed to read all the papers on their panels. This will include providing consistent and useful feedback on their research paper and poster, but will also likely include broader professional development matters. Depending on the number of presenters on the panel, please spend about 10-15 minutes on each presenter’s research. We suggest that you reserve the last 15-20 minutes of the session to discuss questions such as future publication, job search, teaching, and other topics you find are needed.

Check out more information on roles and responsibilities at the ISA Annual Convention.

iPoster Resources (links):

Log in to Your iPoster Account

  1. *ISA's 2022 Poster Gallery Guide (PDF)*
  2. View the 2022 Gallery
  3. Get inspired by our ISA 2021 Poster Gallery
  4. Check Out Some Examples from iPosters
  5. Building Your Poster - General Video Tutorial (see below for ISA-iPoster Tutorial)
  6. Add Images: Make a more attractive and engaging presentation
  7. Add Audio & Video: make your presentation come alive<
  8. Add External Links: connect your visitors to dynamic online content
  9. Design your iPoster: make your iPoster stand out from the crowd
  10. Preview and Polish: check that all content displays properly

 

General Poster Recommendations:

  1. Title: Make it concise and to-the-point.
  2. Use the layout to guide the observer through information in a logical order.
  3. Use Headings. Traditionally, these include the abstract, methodology, data, results and conclusions.
  4. Be Concise. Save elaborative points for discussion/interaction with viewers - using headings and bullet points assists in minimal text but maximum information transmission.
  5. Use Visuals. Graphs, charts and/or tables transmit a large amount of information in less space and increase the readability of posters.
  6. Ensure that the content of your poster aligns with the audio, photo, and video files you’ll be uploading.
  7. Focus on content that will improve the understanding of your methods, results, and conclusions.
  8. Show how the work presented is novel (e.g., novel material, novel device, novel conversion mechanism, novel theoretical approach, novel characterization method, etc.).
  9. Provide the motivation, objectives and approach of the research.
  10. Highlight how the systematic analysis was conducted to arrive at the results.
  11. Summarize the key results and highlights the impact of the work.
  12. Think about the proper use of colors, graphics, figures, text and white space to help support your presentation.
  13. Moderate the use of long text blocks.
  14. Make efficient use of graphics to convey complex information.
  15. Ensure your conclusions are supported by the data.

 

iPoster Tips & Tricks:

  1. Embrace the multimedia capabilities that iPoster encompasses. iPoster’s interactive features such as the ability to zoom in on graphics and images and adding video and audio files allows for more enriched experience for authors and attendees alike.
  2. Use high resolution images. The closer to them maximum as large as possible (up to 1920px x 1080px) the better the format will work for you.
  3. If you need subscripts or superscripts in the title. Use the Unicode characters for superscripts ¹ ² ³ ... and subscripts: &sub1; &sub2; &sub3; ... (you may be able to copy and paste from this document or use your operating system’s character map). Other useful superscripts: ⁺ ⁻ ⁽ ⁾ ⁱⁿ and subscripts: ₊ ₋ ₍ ₎ ₒ ₚ ₓ.
  4. Captions. If you want a caption in a specific location or format that is not available in the style you can always create the caption and image as one file by exporting as a single image from another application like PowerPoint or you could take a screenshot if you want to use a word processor.
  5. Spelling. iPosters do not have a spell-checking capability. Consider creating you text in your favorite word processor and copying it into the text box.
  6. Logos. You can add as many logos as you like to the iPoster logo slot without cluttering up your poster. The logos will cycle through each one. Wide logos are different, if you want them to be full height but still fit in the square aspect iPoster location consider creating a scrolling animated gif, this is a simple process if you have access to Photoshop.

Only the first listed, registered author* of a poster will receive the initial iPoster invitation. It's then the job of that first author to invite their colleagues through the system when they login for the first time. Co-authors will receive separate invitations through the system once this is done. If the initial author isn't sure how to do this, they can follow the instructions at https://ipostersessions.com/add-co-author-to-iposter/.

*Please note that this refers to the first listed author in our system. Depending on how the authors were entered at the time of submission, this may differ from what you consider to be the first author of the paper.

For more iPosters information, tutorials, and frequently asked questions:

  1. https://ipostersessions.com/iposter-editor-quick-guide/
  2. https://ipostersessions.com/tutorials/
  3. https://ipostersessions.com/faq/

If you have trouble accessing the iPoster Editor Site, contact the iPoster Support Desk here. Be sure to use the Conference Code ISA2022.

Contact Sarah Dorr with any other questions about this program.