SSR Virtual Poster Sessions
SSR Virtual Posters will be available to view July 8-12th. There will not be a scheduled time for poster presentations. Posters will be available for registrants to view 24 hours a day. Instructions on presentation format and recording your presentation are listed below.
You must upload your presentation by Friday, July 3rd 11:59PM (EST)
The platform will be available to upload your presentation in the coming weeks. More detailed instructions on uploading presentations and recordings and Q&A features will be available when the platform goes live. In the meantime, we encourage you to being working on your presentations.
Creating and Uploading your Presentation
Steps and Specifications to Create Your ePoster
These instructions are written for PowerPoint but are applicable to any other software you may wish to use. If you use PowerPoint, please use PowerPoint 2007 or newer
Creating an ePoster Upload
- Number of pages (slides): one (1)
- 204800 KB (1024KB = 1MB)
- Set the dimensions of your poster to 43.6" (110.7 cm) width x 24.5" (62.2 cm) height in landscape orientation or start with this TEMPLATE
Note: You need not feel restricted to the colors shown in the template. The intent of the template is merely to ensure the dimensions are appropriate for the display screens that will be used at the meeting.
To set your slide dimensions:
- Select the "Design" tab in PowerPoint
- Click "Slide Size" and select "Custom Slide Size"
- Set the width and height as outlined above
- Fill in the abstract title, author names, and institutional affiliations of the authors at the top of the poster.
- Fill in content as appropriate.
Before submitting, save your poster as a PDF file. All recent versions of PowerPoint and most other software applications allow you to save your poster as a PDF file from the "File > Save as" menu.
PLEASE NOTE: Using the "File > Print > as .PDF" option may make your poster blurry. If you created the pdf this way and are seeing blurriness, please try using the "File > Save as" option.
Requirements & Guidelines
Following these guidelines will ensure that your ePoster is readable and effective.
- Make sure your text and background have a large contrast (dark lettering on a light background or the reverse).
- A minimum 24-28 point size (or bigger) for body text is used to ensure optimal legibility.
- For embedded images we recommend using .jpg or .png file formats in a resolution of 72 or 96 dpi.
- Do not use animated effects, "animations," or videos.
- Save space for controls: When the full-size ePoster is displayed at the meeting, there will be some controls covering a small area in the lower right-hand corner.
Recording Your Presentation
Please record your presentation and upload no later than Wednesday, July 1st. Do not use the recording capability built into PowerPoint unless you are certain that will yield an excellent mp4 video. Each presentation should be 5-10 minutes long.
IMPORTANT: Do not record your screen with a higher resolution than 1920 x 1080. If your computer's resolution is higher than that, please change this to a maximum of 1920 x 1080.
Options for Mac Users:
- QuickTime Player - Use the screen recording feature and send a QuickTime (.mov) file. Instructions for recording with QuickTime
- Keynote Use the screen recording feature (built into/included with most Apple devices) and send the recording as a QuickTime (.mov) file. Instructions for recording with Keynote
- TechSmith Snagit Free 15-day trial. Send the MP4 recording. Instructions for recording with TechSmith Snagit
- Zoom Meeting Application Set up a free account and send the MP4 recording. Instructions for recording with Zoom Meeting Application.
Options for Windows Users:
The screen recorders suggested above will do an excellent job of recording your slide presentation. If you would like to record your webcam along with your recording, we only suggest doing so using either the TechSmith Snagit application or the Zoom Meeting Application and following the instructions provided below.
When recording with QuickTime, Keynote, or Flashback Express we instead suggest that you simply include a good photo or video of yourself as part of the first and last slides in your presentation. Your physical presence will be missed at the meeting. But if the audience can see your face at the beginning and at the end of your talk, and if the audio quality of the recording is good, then it will almost feel to them as if you were there for a short while.