Poster Session

Poster Session Logistics

If you are presenting a poster you may drop it off on the morning of August 15, before the plenary session starts, at the registration desk (Building 50). Posters dropped off in the morning will be transported to the poster session. You will then need to hang up your poster yourself at the beginning of the poster session. The maximum poster size allowed is 4 ft x 4 ft. Pushpins will be provided. When you submit your abstract you will be asked to identify the Molecular Foundry facility most relevant to your topic. Posters will be grouped by subject area to facilitate viewing and judging. Participation in the poster session is open to the first 60 presenters who submit their abstract.

Poster Competition

The poster competition is organized and judged by the User Executive Committee. The session is limited to the first 25 participants who submit an abstract.

Eligibility: Students and postdocs are eligible to participate in the poster competition, as well as industry researchers who hold equivalent, non-PI positions. To be included in the competition, participants must opt in when they submit their poster abstract.

Poster slam: All presenters participating in the poster competition are also required to present their work at the poster slam during the plenary session, 4:15-5:15 pm on August 15. Each slam participant will present a preview of their poster in one minute and using only one slide. The presentation given during the slam will be factored into judging of each participant’s poster. Slam participants will receive an email with more information about the slam and will be asked to provide their slide one week prior to the event.

Judging: The User Executive Committee will judge the poster competition during the poster session. Participants should prepare a three-minute overview of their poster to deliver to the judges.

Awards: Two or three winners will be selected. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded during lunch on August 16. Winners will receive a certificate and prize.