Poster Sessions at APG's 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 during the Pizza Party & PMC Night at ACPL on Friday evening, 23 September. Presenters will be scheduled to discuss their work with PMC attendees.
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 Association's Flicker page at https://www.flickr.com/groups/alapostersession/pool/ 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. Poster dimensions should be 2' by 3'.
Posters must be mounted by 6:30 p.m. and remain on display Friday evening, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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