The 2018 ICFP Poster Sessions will be held at the state-of-the-art Kigali Convention Centre from November 12-15, 2018 in 3-hour time blocks. Poster presentations provide an opportunity for an interactive exchange of ideas between the presenter and audience interested in her/his study.
The objective of a poster is to outline the findings from research, program implementation or advocacy interventions clearly and concisely so that they can be understood even without an oral explanation— especially since posters will also be displayed and viewed even when the author is not present.
Poster Session Schedule
Posters will be grouped in themes and presenters will be assigned a poster display time and location. To view the full program schedule, please click here.
All posters will be assigned a poster number. The first digit represents the poster session (see dates and times above) and the second/third/fourth digit(s) represent the poster display number. For example, poster 1.026 will be presented during Poster Session 1 on November 12 from 08:00 to 11:00 am on poster display #O26.
Presenters must locate their assigned poster display, which will be numbered, and hang their poster at least 15 minutes before the poster session. Materials to mount posters will be provided by the conference organizers.
Recommended Poster Size
84 cm width × 118 cm height (or 33”w × 46” h )
Important things to Know
- All posters should be prepared in advance and brought to the conference by the presenters. The conference organizers are NOT able to receive any posters by mail in advance, print or transport posters.
- There will NOT be facilities on-site for printing or composing posters.
- No audiovisual equipment is permitted for poster presentations.
- If you choose to bring handouts, we recommend you bring approximately 100 copies and provide contact information (i.e., author names and email addresses) on the handout.
- Each poster should be no larger than A0 paper size measuring 84.1 cm (width) × 118.9 cm (height) or 33.1 inches (width) × 46.8 inches (height).
- Each presenter is allowed one poster and each poster will have its own display board.
- Posters will only be mounted Above is an example of the display provided.
- Poster Locations: posters will be displayed around the auditorium for public viewing.
Poster Design Guidelines
Prepare a headline that is reflective of the research, program or intervention. Include the authors and their affiliations (institution/organization) under the header for identification.
The objective is to present the information clearly and simply in a visually appealing way. Be careful not to overload the poster with text and/or graphics. Please use a consistent style and sequence (left to right or top to bottom) to guide the viewer through the poster. You may use figures, tables, graphs and/or photographs where suitable. Keep the text brief and to the point.
Posters should include appropriately labeled illustrative graphs and diagrams as much as possible. Long textual passages should be avoided, and the methodology section generally should be brief unless it is the main focus of the abstract. Use a large font size for your text, such as 24-point and arrange materials in columns rather than in rows to make your poster more reader-friendly. Indicate the sequence of tables, figures or graphs with highlighted or colored numbers or letters at least one inch high.
Avoid using abbreviations, acronyms and/or jargon in your poster. Make sure the font is consistent throughout.
Most print shops offer several options for printing posters. There are no requirements for type of printing as long as it is no larger than A0 paper size measuring 84.1 cm (width) × 118.9 cm (height).
Consider providing a brief handout or copies of your poster to distribute to poster session attendees.
In order to facilitate your interaction with participants visiting your poster, we encourage you to prepare a short verbal description of your key findings.
If possible, at least one of the authors should be present during the entire poster session or when conference participants are expected to visit the poster.
Add contact information and website information for people with more questions.
Poster Contest Information
You, or a representative from your research group, must stand by your poster during your assigned judging time. If someone is not representing your research when the judges come by, you will be disqualified from judging. We encourage presenters to practice their research explanation for the judges prior to their poster session. During the time you are not required to stand by your poster, you are encouraged to visit other presenters’ posters.
The following websites provide general suggestions on how to effectively display your research in poster format: