The Aftermath of a Poster Session

Observed at the ASM conference in Denver, CO:

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And on a personal note, my poster tube being loaded onto the plane:

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(no, I didn’t pay for it–that would be stupid; they offered to check it for free)

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3 Responses to The Aftermath of a Poster Session

  1. darkling1976 says:

    I’m somewhat ambivalent about posters and poster sessions. There’s nothing wrong with posters themselves, but with how well supported they are by the conference. There was one conference I was at where the poster sessions were also known as the lunch break and we weere all crammed into a small area which hampered easy flow of pedestrians. Other conferences however, have been better with the poster sessions being in the afternoon and also having booze available.

  2. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    The latest in posters is printing them on fabric. That way you don’t need a tube, you can just fold it up and put it in your suitcase or backpack.

  3. TheBrummell says:

    That pile of (apparently) discarded posters makes me sad. I like to keep all of my old posters, they’re good for covering up big blank spaces in the hallway near my office, and they serve as useful examples for other people making posters (good ones and bad ones, of course).
    I’ve done the fabric poster thing – folding it to fit inside my suitcase (and thus avoid excess-baggage charges, not to mention the exponentially-increasing awkwardness of trying to carry many bags/items around an airport). The creases never come out. Rolled up in a sturdy poster tube is the only good method of transport.

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