New for 2015, Poster Sessions at APGís Professional Management Conference provide professional genealogists an informal, interactive opportunity to showcase research, share work, and exchange ideas.
Selected presenters create posters showcasing their work. These posters will be displayed in the hotel foyer where PMC attendees can peruse them for an entire day of PMC, including a special 45-minute Poster Session, during which presenters will be on-hand to discuss their work with PMC attendees.
Want to display a poster at PMC 2015? Keep reading for submission details. We are looking for posters that fall into the following two categories:
Poster sessions are unique networking opportunities for professional genealogists to share information of interest to other professional genealogists. Poster sessions are NOT for product advertisements, vendor displays, and so forth.
Poster session presenters place materials such as pictures, data, graphs, diagrams and narrative text on poster boards. During the assigned Poster Session, presenters informally discuss their presentations with conference attendees.
Poster Sessions are eye-catching and visual, letting viewers study and restudy provided information, as opposed to the fast pace of a verbal, slide-show presentation. Poster Sessions also allow viewers to discuss the research, project, or idea in a one-on-one environment.
Poster Sessions are popular at scientific conferences as a way to share research conducted in that field. For professional genealogists, Poster Sessions offer an opportunity to share research projects, make connections with new colleagues, discover what other professionals are working on, and get ideas on how to better utilize technology for your research.
An Internet search (and the American Library Associationís Flicker page at https://www.flickr.com/groups/alapostersession will offer many examples of Poster Sessions, some of which are professionally designed. APG does not expect professionally designed, full-color posters. However, we do expect selected presenters to present displays that positively represent themselves and the professional genealogy field in general. The dimensions of the posters are being determined and will be communicated to presenters whose posters are accepted for presentation.
Posters will be on display for the entire day for which they are selected. Posters must be mounted by 8:00 am and remain on display until 5:30 pm. Posters must be removed by 6:00 pm.
Each dayís poster session will last 45 minutes (from 2:15-3:00 pm). During this time, the presenter must remain at the display to answer questions and discuss informally the contents of the display.
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