Southern Oregon Arts & Research 2013
A poster session allows an individual or group of researchers to graphically present their findings at a conference with an academic or professional focus. The work is usually peer reviewed. Poster sessions are particularly prominent at scientific conferences.
SOAR 2013 Poster Session will be held Thursday, May 16, from 12:00 - 1:30 PM in the Stevenson Union’s Rogue River Room and Foyer. During the session, presenters will stand with their posters and speak with visitors about their research projects and findings.
Posters will be displayed Wednesday, May 15th through Friday, May 17th in the Rogue River Room and SU Foyer.
Sample Poster Abstract
Title: Analysis of First Impression and On-line Dating
Abstract: People are increasingly using on-line services to connect and affiliate with others around the world. However, escalating access to web based meeting sites changes the dynamic of "first encounters" where participants do not interact personally. To further understand how this process works, Southern Oregon University students created and manipulated MySpace profiles and measured participant reactions to the profiles. Each profile varied in order of unfavorable, favorable or neutral attributes and participants rated the person in the profile based on general impression, mental health and confidence. The results indicate a significant statistical difference in participant's impression of profiles in relation to altering the order of attributes. Consequently, this study has implications for understanding impression management in electronically mediated communication.
- Poster session participants may have their posters printed FREE by SOAR (one per presentation only) or have it printed elsewhere at their own expense.
- Posters are generally created in MS PowerPoint.
- PowerPoint Poster Template available here.
- Standard poster size for this presentation is 36” x 56”.
- The deadline for submitting a poster for printing is Friday, May 3 at 5:00 p.m.
All poster session participants will be enrolled in a special SOAR 2013 site in Moodle. The site contains resource materials and additional information about submitting posters for printing. Information about accessing the site will be forwarded to participants by e-mail after approval by the SOAR 2013 Executive Board. Any questions about creating or submitting a poster should be posted to the site’s Q&A forum.
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the SOAR executive team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541.552.6816.
Poster Preparation Assistance
Individual help is available on request at the Reference Desk in the Learning Commons, 1st Floor, Hannon Library (541-552-6848) or attend a free workshop to learn more about creating a poster:
- Tuesday, April 16, 11:00-12:00 in Library 114
- Thursday, April 25, 2:00-3:00 in Library 114