Academic Posters

at Colgate University

What is a Poster Session?

Wikipedia once defined a poster session as "the juried presentation of research information by representatives of several research teams at a congress or conference with an academic or professional focus."

During a poster session, many researchers and their posters are typically available in a conference room, accessible to circulating attendees. The poster session provides for the presentation of their research in a more interactive, less formal, venue than a conference presentation, allowing attendees to ask questions and provide suggestions to the participants. A poster session may also supplement a conference presentation by allowing a demonstration of, or hands-on access to, associated technologies, such as computer software.

Poster sessions are routine for many science departments at Colgate and are also conducted at the end of the summer research program.

For more information: e-mail posters@colgate.edu

The Staff & Students of the Digital Learning & Media Center support printing of academic posters.