22-27 September 2019
Hyatt Regency Hotel Vancouver
Canada/Pacific timezone

Poster Presentation Guidelines

All POSTER sessions will be held on the Plaza Level (Level 2) and the Regency Level (Level 3).

Presentation Upload

  • All presenters must upload an electronic copy of their poster in PDF or PPT(X) format prior to their presentation at the scheduled MT26 session.
  • By participating at MT26 and submitting your presentation, you implicitly agree to publish the content of your presentation on the public Indico site.
  • Presentation upload instructions can be found here.

Presentation Guidelines

  • Each horizontal poster board side measures 4 ft (height, top to bottom) x 8 ft (width, right to left), (121 cm x 243 cm). Your poster must fit within the confines of a 43″ (109 cm) high x 91″ (276 cm) wide poster board and consist of materials that can be mounted easily with push pins (provided by MT26 onsite). Click here for a poster board image as a reference.
  • Each presentation is assigned to one side of the board.
  • Invited poster presenters will have two posters board sides available if confirmed by June 24.
  • Poster boards will be numbered. The board number assigned to your poster presentation will be added by August 1 to your presentation ID in brackets.  An email will be sent to the submitter and speaker(s) once the assignments have been made.
  • Your poster must correspond to the title and content of the abstract you submitted.
  • Please display the presentation ID prominently in the title area of the poster.
  • Plan your poster to be in logical sequence, i.e. introduction, study design and methods, data collected, conclusion.
  • Posters should be designed for clear viewing from a distance of beyond 3 feet (~ 1 meter) so they can be viewed by several people simultaneously. To ensure visual effectiveness of your poster, use large lettering and a minimum of text. Use of color can visually enhance your poster.
  • Authors may view other posters in the nearby area where posters of similar topic are clustered. Please remember that authors are expected to be available for attendees.
  • If you have more than one poster and they are not side by side, please spread your time over all poster presentations and add a note on the poster board your other location(s) and the time you expect to be present.

MT26 logo for posters – download here.

MT26 accepts no responsibility for material that may be left behind, lost, stolen, or damaged.

Papers are not Posters & Paper Submission/Presentation Requirement

  • Printed papers of contributions to the transactions (or enlargements of them) do not qualify as posters, and papers presented in this way will not be accepted for publication.
  • Presentation at MT26 is required for a paper to be considered for peer review. For posters, the word “presented” means that an author must be present during the entire session and available for discussion. Attendance will be taken by the session chairs; if an author cannot be located, the paper written from this poster will not be considered for publication in the special conference issue of the IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity (TAS).

Poster Setup & Dismantle Times

Authors will be notified of their specific presentation day/date/time assignment and are asked to setup/dismantle their posters based on the following schedule:

Day Setup Session Tear Down
Monday, September 23 7:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Tuesday, September 24 7:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 8:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 25 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 26 7:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. 8:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Withdrawals

If you need to make changes or withdraw your abstract from the program BEFORE the Conference, please contact Centennial Conferences via email. If you need to make changes or withdraw your presentation from the program ON-SITE at the Conference, please advise the staff in the Publications Office (Turner/Dover room). Please provide your presentation ID number (e.g. Mon-Mo-Po1.03-01 or Tue-Af-Po2.16-03, etc.) on any correspondence.

MT26 Best Poster Awards

  • Each of the two session moderators of a poster session shall independently propose a candidate for the best poster award of their particular/assigned session(s). The conference & program chairs select the best poster presentation from the proposed candidates.
  • Seven winners will be selected (one from each poster session time slot).  The winners of the Best Poster Award receive during the plenary closing session the MT26 Best Poster Award Certificate signed by the MT26 conference and program chairs. In addition, the winners will receive a cash prize of CAN $250.

Criteria for the selection of the Best Poster Award
 A good poster attracts audience by its lay-out, its intentions and to a lesser extent by its technical content. In addition, enthusiasm and inviting attitude displayed by the presenter are key for any poster presentation. The session moderators of the poster sessions were not invited for their specific knowledge skills regarding the subjects addressed in the poster sessions. Therefore, moderators will select candidates for the Best Poster Award according to these weighted criteria:
 
Clarity of the Presentation (70%)

  • A concise and to-the-point title.
  • Organized to guide the observer through information in a logical order. 
  • Provides the motivation, objectives and approach of the research.
  • Summarizes the key results and highlights the impact of the work.
  • Proper use of colors, graphics, figures, text and white space. 
  • Moderate use of long text blocks.
  • Proper text scaling for comfortable viewing from a distance of about 3 feet (~ 1 meter).
  • Efficient use of graphics to convey complex information.

Technical Merit (30%)

  • The work presented is novel (e.g., novel material, novel device, novel conversion mechanism, novel theoretical approach, novel characterization method, etc.).
  • Systematic analysis conducted to arrive at results.
  • Conclusions supported by the data.

 

 

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