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2018 Poster Guidelines

Guidelines for Poster Presentations in the
Oklahoma Water Research Symposium

December 5-6, 2018  |  Reed Conference Center in Midwest City

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 Wednesday, 12/5, 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 by 5:00 p.m. Monday, 12/3.

Visits by audience members and judges will begin immediately after all introductions are given.

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

Apply: Applications to present in the oral or poster program are due by 5:00 p.m. on 10/19. Apply here.

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 December 5th. It is not necessary to be present to win, but all authors are encouraged to attend. Prize money 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

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