Oklahoma Water Resources Center

2017 Poster Guidelines

Guidelines for Poster Presentations in the
Oklahoma Water Research Symposium

October 31 - November 1, 2017  |  Embassy Suites in Norman

Registration: All presenters must register for the conference.

Audience: This symposium typically draws scientists, policymakers, agency personnel, consultants, and interested citizens from many disciplines. Technical presentations should focus on research while remaining comprehensible to a general, non-expert audience.

Format: Posters should measure no more than 3 ft x 4 ft (36in x 48in; either landscape or portrait orientation is acceptable.) Easels, 3 ft x 4 ft poster boards, and clips will be provided.

Poster Session: Poster presenters will be asked to take part in the “Jump Start” portion of the morning session (10:30-12:00) of Tuesday, 10/31, in which each presenter will give a two-minute introduction of his/her poster to pique the interest of attendees and jump-start the conversation during poster visits. You are welcome to use one static slide during your 2-minute introduction; please send this to water@okstate.edu by 8:00 A.M. Monday, 10/30. Visits by audience members and judges will begin immediately after all introductions are given.

Display: Posters must be set up Tuesday morning 8:00-8:30 or 10:00-10:30, and should remain prominently displayed during both days of the conference.


Student Poster Contest


Student posters will be considered for an Outstanding Student Poster Award. Scores will be based on the evaluations of judges using criteria listed below. Winners may be announced prior to the afternoon reception on October 31st. It is not necessary to be present to win, but all authors are encouraged to attend. Prize money ($400 for 1st, $300 for 2nd, and $200 for 3rd) will be dispersed through the OSU system and may take several weeks to reach the winners.

Judging Criteria:

  1. Presentation: Professional/appropriate attire; communication and presentation skills during the poster visit
  2. Design: Well-organized and easy-to-follow poster, attractive graphics and other visual elements
  3. Content: Research purpose, objectives, methods, and conclusions are clearly explained
  4. Scientific Quality: Methods and analysis are technically sound; conclusions are supported by results
  5. Overall Research Significance and Impact: Demonstrates and explains the contribution that the research makes to the scientific field 

Additional questions may be directed to water@okstate.edu.

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