Poster Presentation Instructions

Poster Printing Service

SRI has partnered with Colour Time in Vancouver to offer poster printing service to poster presenters at the SRI 71st Annual Scientific Meeting. Posters ordered through Colour Time will be delivered directly to the meeting location and can be picked up at the SRI registration desk.

Any questions, please contact Colour Time directly at:
Canada  +1 604 682 8307
United States Toll-Free  +1 866 372 6567


Poster Paper, 46" x 90"        $189.00 each CAD
Poster Paper, 45" x 60"        $145.00 each CAD

Paper Poster, 36" x 48"        $135.00 each CAD
Fabric Poster, 36" x 48"        $195.00 each CAD

*One-sided, printed in full color


Poster Design

The poster board area is 8 ft long by 4 ft high (243 cm long by 121 cm high); landscape/horizontal orientation. Please note, the dimensions are the size of the full poster board. Please print your poster to fit within these dimensions. 

Each poster board will include your 3-digit poster number (final abstract number sent in the notifications) in the upper right hand corner.

Push pins are supplied.

The top of the printed poster should include the title, author(s), and institution(s). The lettering for this section should be at least one inch in height. Because your illustrations will be read from a distance of 3 to 5 feet, heavy lettering of at least 3/8" in height is recommended. Charts, drawings, and  other  illustrations might  be  similar to  those you  would otherwise use in preparing slides but  should be more  heavily  drawn and  appropriately shaded where  possible. Large-sized type should be used for typewritten material. A typed copy of the abstract (using a large font) should be placed in the upper left-hand corner of the board. Hand-lettered material is acceptable, but heavy lettering and shaded block letters should be used wherever possible.

A clear statement regarding the rationale and/or specific aims of the study should be stated and followed by an adequate description of the materials and methods. The results should be presented in several tables and/or graphs and should support the rationale for the study and the conclusions. It is very helpful to have a succinct conclusion.

Finally, the illustrative material should not be mounted on heavy board because it may be difficult to keep its position on the poster board.

Click here to view an instructional video about creating a scientific poster("How to create a better research poster in less time (including templates)." YouTube, uploaded by Mike Morrison, Mar 25, 2019,

Instructions for Presenting

Please refer to the poster notification that will be sent via email for your abstract (poster) number and the assigned poster session. The notification will be sent to the Primary/Presenting Author on the abstract. A poster board with the assigned 3-digit abstract number located at the top of the board will be provided.

In Training Investigators: One poster per In Training Investigators will be discussed with two senior investigators (Poster Judges/Discussants) during the allocated 2 hour session. Please note, In Training Investigators who are eligible are the Primary/Presenting Author on the abstract and they must have selected "SRI In Training Investigator Poster Awards (open to all In Training)" in the Awards eligibility section of the abstract submission process. The discussants will identify themselves as such. When the poster discussants arrive, it is expected that the presenting author briefly summarize their work (2-4 minutes). Subsequently, the senior investigators will discuss the work with you. They will also score your poster using a number of  criteria  including the  originality, amount, quality and  significance of  the  work  as well  as the  clarity  of  the presentation and  poster  itself and  your  ability  to  discuss your  work  with  them.  Therefore, it is critical that the presenting author is at his/her poster during the 2 hour poster session. In Training Investigators not present at their poster will not be eligible for a poster award.

All other presenters: If you must be absent from your poster for any length of time, please leave a note letting poster viewers know when you will return.

The Society will check the attendance of the presenting author.

Mounting and Dismantling Posters

Each poster participant will be responsible for putting up and taking down his/her poster during the allotted time. The Society for Reproductive Investigation, the Vancouver Convention Center, and Levy Show Services will not be responsible for posters left in the poster hall after the dismantle time of your poster session.

All posters must be removed within 30 minutes of poster session end time or will be disposed of immediately.

Poster Mounting and Dismantling Times

*Mounting and dismantling times are subject to change

Wednesday, March 13
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Poster Session I Mounting

Thursday, March 14
7:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Poster Session I Mounting
10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. - Poster Session I Poster Viewing
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Poster I Dismantle
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Poster Session II Mounting

Friday, March 15
7:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Poster Session II Mounting
9:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m. - Poster Session II Poster Viewing
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Poster II Dismantle
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Poster Session III Mounting

Saturday, March 16
7:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Poster Session III Mounting
9:30 a.m - 11:30 a.m. - Poster Session III Poster Viewing
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Poster III Dismantle