Poster presenters receive the discounted Presenter registration rate. Select "Speaker" when registering for Conference.

Poster Session Schedule

 Poster Session  Date of Poster Session Poster Session Time Set-up Time Teardown Time  Location
 #1 Thursday, April 3 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.  Ballroom I-II
 #2 Thursday, April 3 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.  Ballroom I-II
 #3 Friday, April 4 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.  Ballroom I-II
 #4 Friday, April 4 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m.  Exhibit Halls EFG
 #5 Friday, April 4 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.  Exhibit Halls EFG
 #6 Saturday, April 5 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
 Exhibit Halls EFG
 #7 Saturday, April 5
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
 Exhibit Halls EFG

What to Expect

  • AOTA will provide a poster board 4 feet tall and 8 feet wide, push pins, and one chair for each presentation.
  • Attendees will circulate through the poster sessions over the course of 2 hours. Expect a constant stream of attendees throughout the 2 hour poster session (approximately 1000 attendees in total during that time).
  • You are required to be present at your poster during the entire assigned poster session
  • Poster presenters DO NOT need to upload your presentation ahead of time with the Presenter Concierge. This is not applicable for Poster presentations.
  • Please make sure you place your poster on the board displaying the poster number you were assigned. When finding your location, be aware that PO #### (poster) and RWP#### (research work in progress) are not the same, even if the 4 digit numbers match.

Your Role at Conference

Many first-time presenters approach the poster session like an art show and wait quietly and anxiously while the viewers judge. But the purpose of the session is to stimulate dialogue, and you should be prepared to take a role in doing so. People who visit your poster probably choose to do so because they have some related experience or research. If they don’t ask questions of you, start things off by asking questions of them, such as “Do you also work with stroke patients?”

Another approach to engage viewers is to ask “Would you like a brief overview of the study?” This offer can be helpful for engaging a viewer who may be feeling a little uncertain about reading through all the detail on the poster.

After Your Poster Session

AOTA cannot assume responsibility for any poster left after tear down time for each day. We have a very tight turn-around time for poster set-up and teardown. It is very important that you take your poster down immediately at the conclusion of your session as the next session could be starting in the next half-hour.

After the Conference Is Over, Then What?

Before packing your poster away, think about display options in your facility, such as bulletin boards, and so forth. The poster can easily be mounted on foam core sheets (available at art supply stores) and then set up on tabletops, counters, and so forth, to show your work during an open house or other functions.

Presentation Guidelines for Poster Presenters

Download Presentation Guidelines for Poster Presenters (pdf) for important information poster presenters need to know, including poster guidelines and formatting information, accessibility guidelines, continuing education information.

Examples of Professional Posters

    (Poster board dimension is 4' x 8 ')