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Important Dates

June 2013
Session proposal submission opens

September 2013
10 Deadline for session proposals
20 Session reviews completed; session chairs notified of acceptance status
15 Deadline for training course proposals

October 2013
15 Paper and poster abstract submission opens

December 2013
6 Deadline for paper and poster abstract submissions
9 Conference registration opens

January 2014
17 Abstract reviews completed: authors notified of acceptance status
31 Registration deadline for session chairs and all presenters and speakers
31 Early Bird Registration Closes

February 2014
14 Draft papers (optional) due
15 Technical visit and training course registrations deadline

March 2014
7 All presenters provided final information and instructions
19 Pre-registration closes
22 Final program posted online

June 2014
15 Final papers (optional) due

Say It With A Poster

An Alternative to Presenting a Paper

View Submitted Video Posters Here

About Posters

IAIA meetings provide a range of opportunities for existing and prospective members to reach a global audience. Posters are a creative and popular alternative to the oral presentation of a paper.

In a poster session, there is no formal oral presentation; instead, each author is assigned a display area on which diagrams, graphics, data, pictures/photos, and a small amount of text are presented. The poster should be self-explanatory, but the author should be available at certain times, such as refreshment breaks and during the dedicated poster session, to interact with viewers and answer questions.

A poster that considers the needs of the intended viewer as well as those of the presenter can be a highly successful form of communication. Posters allow more time for authors and viewers to discuss the topic, more personal interaction and exchange of professional experience, ample question time with focus on your subject, and the potential for continued display of the poster at your workplace.

The Poster Session

A dedicated poster session is scheduled during the conference. As visitors peruse the display area, the poster presenters are then able to expand on material viewed, answer questions, exchange contact information, and fully discuss the subject matter.

Preparation Details

Each poster presenter is assigned one space on a flat, upright panel. Presenters are required to submit an abstract for the poster, to use the panels provided by IAIA, and to provide the materials to hold their posters in place and to hold any handouts (i.e., a large envelope). If you need more than one poster space, contact IAIA HQ for price information.

The shapes and dimensions of the boards and the materials from which the poster boards are constructed vary from year to year and are provided in the abstract acceptance notice and/or follow-up information sent to you by the program committee.

Posters that have not been through the review process (i.e., the author did not submit an abstract by the paper and poster abstract submission deadline) will not be permitted to be displayed on-site.

Poster Awards

IAIA recognizes excellence in poster presentation by selecting a Best Poster (Judges’ Choice) and Best Poster (Public Choice) during the conference. Winners are acknowledged throughout the conference with a ribbon on the poster designating its "Best" status, and authors are awarded certificates and highlighted in the IAIA newsletter.

Posters are assessed by the judges according to four criteria:

  1. Presentation
  2. Information
  3. Interest
  4. Research

Each criterion is assessed using a simple rating system:

The scores will be tallied for each poster. The poster with the highest total score shall be deemed the winner. If there is a tie, the judges shall confer, and shall consider additional issues such as innovation and other matters as they might determine.

Tips for Poster Preparation