Presenter Resources

The Stander Symposium offers free poster printing to students presenting a poster on the day of the Stander. See details on preparing, formatting, printing, and presenting your poster on the poster printing page. Additionally we have provided some resources to help with writing your abstract, which is to be submitted with your symposium registration and will be printed in the Stander Symposium abstract book.

Abstract Writing

An abstract is a summary of a larger document that highlights major points covered in the work, concisely describes the content and scope of the writing, and identifies the methodology used. Your abstract should include your objective, methods, results, and conclusions. For the Stander Symposium, your abstract must be fewer than 300 words.

Need writing support?  Make an appointment with the Write Place to have one of their staff review your abstract.  To learn more about the Write Place and to schedule an appointment visit:  Also review the websites listed below.

Poster Presentation Guidelines

  1. Each poster session will last one and one-half (1 ½) hours.  During this time, the presenter must remain at the display to answer questions and discuss informally the contents of the display.
  2. Your poster session presentation time cannot be changed.  At least one of the authors must be present at the assigned time.  The titles and names of authors of each poster session will appear in the Stander Symposium abstract book which is available to all who attend poster sessions and lists titles, authors and abstracts of each poster.
  3. The hanging of your poster must be accomplished during the 30 minutes preceding your scheduled presentation and taken down during the 15 minutes following your assigned time.
  4. Handout materials are encouraged but should be duplicated and brought with you.  No duplicating facilities will be available. In lieu of handouts, you may wish to provide a sign-up sheet to record the names and addresses of attendees who might want more information, reprints, etc.
  5. If you wish to bring electronic equipment to accompany your poster session, you must also bring a power source.  No electrical outlets will be available for your use. Use of audio equipment, however, is discouraged because of noise levels throughout the poster session.
Resources: American Library Association poster guidelines

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Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1302