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System Dynamics Society
Milne 300, Rockefeller College
135 Western Avenue
University at Albany
Albany, NY 12222 USA

Phone: +1 (518) 442-3865 FAX: +1 (518) 442-3398

conference@systemdynamics.org

Poster Symposium Sessions

Set-up: The poster boards will be in position. You may assemble your poster on the board during the prior to the start of your assigned session. Please preplan to assemble your poster as quickly as possible, since the conference schedule is very busy. Conference volunteers will be available with tacks, tape, and other adhering materials and will be available to help.

Display: Please remember when preparing your poster that the presentation should be attractive visually and should present the main results of your work. Use graphics, minimize text, and highlight your most meaningful outcomes. Since your written paper is available online, it is not necessary to include all details. Boards will be in place in the President’s Ballroom, located on the main floor. The display area allowance for poster presentation will be 4′ wide (121 cm) by 4′ high (121 cm), the size of half a poster board. The MAXIMUM presentation area for a poster is 4′ wide (121 cm) by 4′ high (121 cm). No need to go to heroic measures to make a poster that is exactly 4’x4′. Tips on Poster Presentation.

Please plan to be present for the duration of your poster presentation; there will be no conflicts with other sessions. You should be prepared to answer questions about your work during this time. Posters may remain up and available for over four hours, from set-up to break-down.

Break-down: The schedule for removal of poster will be available soon. If posters are not removed by the presenter, conference staff will remove them and store them in the conference office, but safe return of the materials cannot be guaranteed.

Parallel Presentation Information

Each parallel meeting room will be equipped for audio-visual needs, including a computer projector. A Windows laptop computer with PowerPoint will also be provided. If you have anything else to present, please bring your own laptop. Provide your presentation material on a USB key so that it can be copied onto the presentation computer. Please give your presentation material to the room staff in advance of your presentation so that they can test it, avoiding any delays.

Please prepare a presentation of your work. Tentatively, the parallel session at which you will speak will include three presentations. Please keep in mind that introductions and transition times between speakers always take a few minutes. Also, some time is set aside for discussion. Therefore, your actual presentation needs to be kept to no more than 15 minutes. If this format changes, presenters will be notified.

If you plan to use visuals for your presentation, then please limit the amount of information on each slide and use a boldface font of at least 24-point size. Diagrams should be easy-to-read, un-crowded, and focus sharply on the main point. For parallel presentations in Ballroom B and Ballroom D only, please note information about the 16:9 format screen and how to format your PowerPoint presentation to take advantage of the whole screen.

Please find here a link to a brief document with suggestions for chairing a session. This information will be shared with the session chairs as a reminder of the basic rules for chairing a session. This useful information is also being provided to you so that you can know what to expect from your session chair during your presentation.

 

Plenary Presentation Information

The main meeting room will be equipped for audio-visual needs, including a computer projector. A Windows laptop computer with PowerPoint will be provided. If you have anything else to present, please bring your own laptop. Provide your presentation material on a USB key so that it can be copied onto the presentation computer. Please give your presentation material to the room staff in advance of your presentation so that they can test it, avoiding any delays.

Please prepare a presentation of your work. The plenary session at which you will speak will include two or three presentations. Please keep in mind that introductions and transition times between speakers always take a few minutes. Also, some time is set aside for discussion. Therefore, your actual presentation needs to be kept to no more than 20 minutes.

If you plan to use visuals for your presentation, then please limit the amount of information on each slide and use a boldface font of at least 24-point size. Diagrams should be easy-to-read, un-crowded, and focus sharply on the main point. For all plenary presentations, please note information about the 16:9 format screen and how to format your PowerPoint presentation to take advantage of the whole screen.

Please find here a link to a brief document with suggestions for chairing a session. This information will be shared with the session chairs as a reminder of the basic rules for chairing a session. This useful information is also being provided to you so that you can know what to expect from your session chair during your presentation. (Please note that the timing given in the document refers to parallel presentations.)