Poster Session

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When will the poster session take place?

A: The poster session will take place on Friday, September 27, 2019, from 5:30 to 7pm.

Q: Who can participate in the poster session?

A: Anyone planning on registering for and attending the conference is invited to participate in the poster session. Conference attendees who wish to participate in the poster session need to submit a poster proposal for review.

Q: What is the deadline for submitting my poster proposal?

A: The deadline for submitting a proposal for the poster session is September 10, 2019; we review and accept poster proposals on a rolling basis and encourage you to submit yours as early as possible.

Q: How can I submit my poster proposal for review?

A: Submit your poster proposal using our online form. Poster abstracts should be around 250 words in length.

Q: Will you let me know when you receive my proposal, and whether or not it has been accepted?

A: You will receive confirmation by email of receipt of your submission. Poster proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis and potential presenters will be notified soon after submission if their proposal has been accepted for the poster session.

Q: What are the requirements for the poster session, and what should I include on my poster?

A: Share your creativity and your experience in writing and using case studies in science teaching. Case ideas, tips, and techniques are welcome.

Prepare a display to be mounted on a foam board (40" x 60"). The display should include:

  • A title or heading;
  • Your name and institution;
  • The poster abstract; and
  • Figures, charts or text that will communicate the message that you hope to convey.

The most effective poster presentations are those that limit the amount of text, that include key words and phrases, that provide labels or captions for each figure, and that use bold type and large fonts (preferably sans serif) so that the poster can be read from a distance of 3-5 feet. The elements of the poster presentation should be laid out in such a way that the poster can be “read” without the assistance of the presenter. Arrows can be used to direct the eyes of the reader. If possible, bring along 80 copies of handout material that summarizes the poster, and/or provides a list of references, and/or offers information related to the poster.

Q: Who should I contact if I have questions?

A: Questions about the poster session should be directed to Carolyn Wright, Conference Coordinator, National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, at