Poster/ Presentation Guidelines


The program committee will entertain two types of submissions: (1) single presentations (as done in the past) that may be designated as submissions to be considered for a spoken paper, poster, or either format; or (2) submitted symposia. Unlike 2018, there is a single due date for both proposal types: November 1, 2019. We will notify submitters of acceptance by December 15, 2019.


We have set no limit on the number of possible accepted symposia; applications are encouraged.

A symposium proposal can request 90 or 120 minutes, depending on the number of presenters.

Symposia should include a brief thematic overview presentation by the organizer, 3 or 4 individual presentations (depending on whether 90 or 120 minutes is requested), and an optional discussant. The organizer can serve as the discussant, or another named discussant can be included.

The recommended length of time allows for 15-20 minute talks depending on whether a discussant is included, but this target can be adjusted by symposium organizers as needed. Organizers are expected to chair the symposium and can handle how/when audience questions are allowed, although we strongly encourage allowing enough time for audience participation.

The submission must be accompanied by a 400 word (maximum) proposal summary that includes a general description of symposium theme and a brief description of each presentation and how it fits into the theme. In addition, each individual presentation in the symposium must provide author(s) with affiliations, a title, contact information, and an approximately 250 word abstract.

If a symposium proposal is not accepted, each of the proposed participants can indicate a willingness to convert their presentation to an individual submission by checking the corresponding box for each symposium paper in the submission portal.

Single Presentations

Plenary Sessions

Spoken papers for the plenary sessions must be given by an individual with a doctoral degree (e.g., PhD). The submission must be accompanied by a 250 word (maximum) proposal summary.

Overview Talks: Overview talks are designed to give a summary of the theme of the plenary session.  An overview talk should be 35 minutes in length with 5 minutes for questions.

Plenary Session Talks: Each talk will be allotted 15 minutes to present with 5 minutes for questions.

Poster Sessions

Over 90% of individual presentations are given in poster format. The poster submission must be accompanied by a 250 word (maximum) proposal summary.

All posters will be assigned a spot in the main ballroom.

Each poster will have a 48" x 48" (122 x 122 cm) space for display. Push pins are provided.

See an example of a complete submission form here.