The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

Poster Guidelines

An eight-foot-high x four-foot-wide approximately (244cm x 122cm) bulletin board, a sign indicating your paper number, and push-pins or adhesive tape will be provided. Presenters should display the paper title and authors and affiliations on their poster. Please note that poster papers are not supplied with electricity or audiovisual equipment.

Set-up/Tear Down

All poster presenters are to post their presentations on their assigned boards by 16:00 the day prior. Presenters are to be by their boards during their assigned poster session:

Wednesday, 6 March

10:30  – 12:30

Thursday, 7 March

10:30  – 12:30

Posters must be removed from boards at the end of their poster session.

Please note that Poster Presenters will not be allowed on the Exhibit Floor prior to the Exhibit opening to set-up their posters.

Suggestions for Poster Format

Posters should be readable by viewers five feet away. The message should be clear and understandable without oral explanation. The following guidelines have been prepared to help improve the effectiveness of poster communications.

Initial Sketch. Try various styles of data presentation to achieve clarity and simplicity.

Rough Layout. Enlarge your best initial sketch, keeping the dimensions in proportion to the final poster. The rough layout should be full size. Print the title and headlines. Indicate text by horizontal lines. Draw rough graphs and tables. This will give you a good idea of proportions and balance. If you are working with an artist, show the poster layout to your colleagues and ask for comments. This is still an experimental stage.

Balance. The figures and tables should cover slightly more than 50% of the poster area. If you have only a few illustrations, make them large. Do not omit the text, but keep it brief. The poster should be understandable without oral explanation.

Simplicity. Resist the temptation to overload the poster. More material may mean less communication. Prepare a 6-inch high headline strip that runs the full width of the poster. Include the title, authors and affiliations on the strip in letters not less than 1-inch high. Post a large typed copy of your abstract.

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