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Poster Presentation Guidelines
Deadline: March 11, 2020.​

Including your poster in the 2020 Lakes & Rivers Convention is a great way to share your research, project, success story, and/or lessons learned.

Posters will be displayed in the Commons area where attendees congregate throughout the convention for breaks, networking, and information. During the Thursday poster session you and other poster presenters will have a chance to share and discuss your topic one-on-one with a state-wide audience.

Poster submissions should address the Convention's broad theme of "Focusing on Resilient Lakes and Rivers". 

Guidelines for poster presenters:

  • Posters should be 3 feet high by 4 feet wide (they will be displayed on horizontal boards) and readable from a distance of at least 3 feet.

  • Posters must be set up no later than Thursday, April 2 at 8:00 am.

  • Presenters are required to attend their posters during the Poster Session from 3:30 - 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 2.

  • Handout materials for attendees may be provided. Please bring something to contain your handout materials, such as a leaflet holder, pocket folder, etc.

NEW IN 2020: Lightning Presentations!

We are including a short period of lightning talks to coincide with a portion of the poster session. These will be brief (5-minute) talks that quickly get to the major results or impact from a recent project. Poster presenters may choose to also give a lightning talk, and the two should compliment each other (for example, the presenter can use their time at the poster answering questions about their lightning talk, making reference to their poster). We have a limited number of lightning talk slots and will be working from your submissions to develop a curated program; we will notify you in mid-March regarding both acceptance of the poster and lightning talks. 


Please Note: The Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers Convention does not endorse specific products or services. Therefore, posters/lightning talks presented by individuals representing corporations or projects conducted by corporations should avoid the use of trade or brand names and refer to the products or services by a generic descriptor.​​


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