SIG Poster Guidelines
Special Interest Group Exposition
Friday Night Welcoming Cocktail Party
54th Annual ABCT Convention
The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel
Friday, November 20, 2020 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The Special Interest Group Exposition and Welcome Cocktail Party will be in the Grand Ballroom, on Level 5 of the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel. SIG Poster presenters may enter the Ballroom at 6:15 p.m. to set up their display.
The review process is determined by each Special Interest Group. Each SIG chair will select a committee that will review submissions and accept a maximum of 12 posters.
Visit Current ABCT Special Interest Groups (SIGs) for a listing of chairs. Please contact the SIG Chair for all SIG rules, and to verify the submission deadline.
Each SIG is assigned a group of tables on which to set up their posters.
ABCT will provide small easels with self-adhesive strips onto which you may mount your posters. You may bring your own easels if you prefer. For best results when mounting on ABCT-supplied easels, you should bring posters printed or mounted on Foam Core or other lightweight, inflexible backing. Posters on regular paper will tend to curl; posters on heavy cardboard will tend to fall over.
The maximum size of each poster is 18 inches wide by 19 inches tall. The easels that ABCT provides will allow support for posters only up to this size. The easels will not handle posters bigger than this and the tables will not accommodate larger sizes.
POSTER ORDERS from FedEx
There is a FedEx Office in the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
The best way to submit an order would be using the link provided. Alternatively, you can use email address (firstname.lastname@example.org).
There is a 24-hour turnaround time for all posters. Anything shipped into or out of the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel will be an additional inbound/outbound handling fee ranging from $2-$25 based on weight of each package.
Alternatively, posters can be ordered in your home city and shipped to the convention venue.
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Presenters may prepare handouts on essential information that doesn't fit on the poster, share an email address for follow-up correspondence or create a QR code that fits on the poster for scanning to a smart phone. This is not essential, but often is appreciated by interested attendees.
POSTER TITLE FORMATS
Posters should all be formatted using the following template:
The title of a Poster should be in Upper and Lower Case, using lower case only for conjunctions, prepositions, and articles that are 3 letters or less (that is, capitalize all words of 4 letters or more).
Please include authors in their proper order, followed by their affiliation [Please, no departments or centers or other secondary listings or use of footnotes]. When multiple authors are at the same institution, you may group them under a single affiliation. Here are two examples of properly formatted posters:
Development of a Stepped-Care Cognitive-Behavioral Motivational Model for College Students With Alcohol Problems
Horacio Quiroga Anaya and Juan José Sánchez-Sosa, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Elena Medina-Mora, National Institute of Psychiatry, and Carlos F. Aparicio Naranjo, University of Guadalajara
Perceptions of Driving After Use of Alcohol and Marijuana in College Students
Sarah L. Pedersen, Andrea M. Lynch, and Denis M. McCarthy, University of Missouri-Columbia
If you have any questions about styling or formatting your posters, or other Special Interest Group policies, please contact Dakota McPherson, ABCT Membership Manager (email@example.com).