INTERSECTIONS • October 22-25, 2015

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Oral Presentations

Oral presentations are scheduled to be 20 minutes each, plus 5 minutes for questions, running in four parallel sessions. Your session chair will provide timing cards indicating how much time you have left. (Sessions and chairs are now listed on the program.)

Please stop promptly when your 20 minutes are up; we will be trying very hard to keep all sessions syncronized.

Projectors and speakers will be provided. Please bring a laptop (or arrange to borrow from someone). The cables are VGA, so if you need an adapter/dongle, please bring one along. We recommend that you test the technology during the break prior to your session.

Poster Presentations

The poster session is on Friday, October 23 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the Great Hall at Hart House. Poster presenters should be present for the entire session (and will be responsible for representing their project). You may set up your poster between 6 PM and 7 PM on Friday. Please take it down and pack it up at the end of the poster session.

Posters that are related to the Variation at the Crossroads themes or other thematic sessions are flagged as such in the list of posters (PDF).

Poster specifications:

Posters are meant to be a concise visual presentation of your work, a starting-point for discussions of your research with visitors to the session. A poster should be easy to read, logically arranged, informative, and visually pleasing. Pictures, diagrams and charts should be accompanied by captions and a brief written description of what the poster is about.

The display boards are double-sided, 6 feet long by 3 feet high, with a felt surface and aluminum frames. Of course, you are welcome to print a smaller poster.

Posters will be attached to the board with Velcro strips (tape on one side, Velcro on the other) which will be provided. Each poster will be mounted on one side of the board only. You are welcome to have handouts, although there will be no table next to your poster to hold hand-outs or laptops. As of the end of August, there are about 270 people registered for the conference. We suggest that you prepare a minimum of 100 handouts if you are interested in providing them.

Poster printing:

We strongly encourage you to print your poster prior to travelling to the conference.

If you need to print your poster once you arrive in Toronto, there are several copy centres within a fifteen-minute walk of Hart House, though we cannot specifically endorse any of them:

339 Bloor Street West
(416) 786-8866

Alicos Printing
203A College Street
(416) 599-2342

Print City
180 Bloor Street West, Suite 105
(416) 920-3040

FedEx Office Print and Ship Centre
459 Bloor Street West
(416) 928-0110

Captain Printworks
730 Yonge Street, Unit 1
(416) 920-4114

The Printing House
700 University Avenue
(416) 323-8080

Poster checklist:

As you are preparing your poster, please make sure you include, consider, and/or complete the following:

• Title and author(s);
• Introduction or abstract;
• Type size (can your text be read from a metre away? Letters should be at least 8 mm high or 18-point);
• Text should be subordinate to visuals;
• Keep poster uncluttered and leave some blank space;
• References;
• Flow (will a visitor be able to follow your diagrams/charts/pictures in their logical sequence? Use numbers or arrows to help them).

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