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Scheduling of posters at the 2017 NACTA Conference is done by the local planning committee at Purdue University. You will be notified as soon as the schedule is complete. In the meantime, here are some guidelines as you prepare your Conference poster:
  • Posters should be no more than 72 inches (180 cm) wide by 48 inches (120 cm) tall.
  • Posters will be affixed to panel dividers.
  • Participants must supply their own push pins/tacks or other means for hanging the poster.
  • No electrical outlets will be provided in the poster presentation area. Back-lighted photos, sound or projection equipment, and free-standing displays are prohibited.
  • You may prepare handouts for distribution at the poster session, you will need an envelope or folder to hold them in on the display.
  • Posters should be readable from a distance of 5 to 6 feet (up to 2 meters). For adequate visibility, capital letters should be at least 3/8 inch (1 cm) high after enlargement to full poster size. Photographs should be a minimum of 5 x 7 inches.
  • Assemble titles, text, illustrations, graphics, tables, etc. on your poster clearly and effectively---avoid presenting too much information and creating visual congestion.
  • Present text in short, concise statements; avoid excessive blocks of text.

All graduate student posters will be automatically entered into the 5th Annual NACTA Poster Contest. Entry into the contest will be indicated by a QR code to be placed in the lower left of your poster.

You can look at posters from past NACTA Conferences here: Annual NACTA Conferences. (Choose one of the recent conferences shown on the left.) Also, you can download a form that provides a quick evaluation of your poster here: Poster Evaluation
At least two weeks before the conference, log on to the abstract submission site ( and ATTACH a jpg image of your poster to your submission. The jpg file of your poster will be shared on the NACTA website and NACTA Facebook.

Contact the editor via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with any questions that you may have.

Your abstract will be published in the 2017 NACTA Journal, volume 61, supplement 1.


Conference information will be available at the conference website:

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