All posters will take place on Friday, May 5th, from 1:00-3:00 pm. The poster presentations will be grouped by topic and each presenter will be assigned a board position, which will be posted to the website.
Printing: Unlike previous years, the hotel does not have an on-site provider for printing services.
There is a UPS Store at 324 S Wilmington Street, two blocks away from the hotel.
Posters will be grouped by topic. Watch the program for your assigned board position.
Display -- Push pins will be supplied. The board is 4 feet (48") high and 6 feet (72") long. The boards are double-sided and each poster has one entire side. You may arrange your display any way you like using these constraints -- one large sheet or several small ones.
Coverage -- We recommend that your poster be self-explanatory, freeing you from answering obvious questions so that you are available to supplement and discuss particular points of interest. Will a casual observer walk away understanding your major findings after a quick perusal of your material? Will a more careful reader learn enough to ask informed questions? Ask yourself, What would I need to know if I were viewing this material for the first time? Its a good idea to bring some business cards with you to hand out to people who want to contact you.
Clarity -- Is the sequence of information evident? Indicate the ordering of your material with numbers, letters, or arrows. Place your major points in the poster and save the nonessential sidelights for informal discussion. Please bring at least 30 copies of your longer paper for distribution to interested participants. We recommend that you make these copies before the conference because photocopy facilities are limited at the hotel.
Layout -- Prepare a label indicating the title of your paper and author. The lettering for this section should be at least 1 inch high. A copy of your abstract (300 words or less) in large typescript should be posted in the upper left-hand corner of the poster board. Use the remainder of the board for handouts, figures, tables, or printouts that illustrate your major results/findings and how you got there. If there is a theoretical model, or if you need to write out some estimating equation, that should clearly precede any empirical results. Material pre-mounted on heavy board may be difficult to tack to the poster board. All lettering should be at least 3/8 inch high, preferably in a bold font.
Preparation and Mailing -- You may also prepare the poster yourself and mail it in a tube to the hotel or bring it with you. If you mail the poster to yourself c/o the Sheraton, they will hold it for you even if you are not staying there. Make sure you write SOLE 2017 and your name prominently.
Best Poster Competition -- SOLE will make an award for the Best Poster in different categories as well as a Fellows Best Poster Award for this year.