Posters at the Annual Meeting

Posters can convey a simple project, trace a longer-term trajectory in your work, or convey a broader discussion.  A poster’s aim should be to introduce you and at least some of your current interests to those who view it in our poster gallery at the annual meeting and thereby facilitate networking within the society around those subject areas.

If accepted, your poster will be listed in the program and you will be expected to stand with your poster for the scheduled Poster Session. 


Any full or student member or even small group of members of the SCE, who is not presenting in a plenary or concurrent session, may submit a proposal for a poster. Students need not have passed their comprehensive exams. The "every other year" rule does NOT apply to poster sessions.  

Poster proposals should be submitted on the online poster proposal form.

Poster Preparation

Please follow the below requirements when preparing your poster:

  • Posters should be no larger than 36" x 24" (3' x 2'). 
  • Minimum font size of 12
  • Include your name, institution, and email address to your poster so attendees can contact you directly.

Examples of posters from past Annual Meetings.

NYU has a helpful guide to on How to Create a Research Poster here.

Posters can be printed at StaplesThe UPS StoreMakeSignsSpoonflower, etc.

Authors of posters listed in the program may also opt to post an online version (PDF) of their poster on the SCE website, which would be open to the entire membership.  If you would like to add a PDF of your poster to the SCE’s Annual Meeting Poster Gallery (arranged alphabetically by lead author), you will need to send a PDF file of your completed poster to SCE at [email protected] no later than December 15.  

At the Annual Meeting

The poster presenter is responsible for printing and bringing their poster to the Annual Meeting.  The SCE is unable to provide printing facilities at the Annual Meeting or elsewhere in the city.  Materials for assembling your poster, where you will receive information about your poster’s assigned location.  Your poster should remain at this display site for the duration of the Annual Meeting. You may reclaim your poster at the end of the Annual Meeting (or if you need to depart early, once your poster session is complete, at the earliest).  Any poster not picked up by the conclusion of the Annual Meeting will be discarded.

Poster Session

Please follow the below guidelines and recommendations:

  • Arrive 10 minutes prior to the session and be prepared to start on time.
  • You must be at your poster during this session ready to discuss your poster.