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ATA Conference Poster Guidelines

by Mery Molenaar
Last updated: August 2022

The conference attendee will present their own poster, which should be a visual representation of research, scholarly, or creative work related to translation, interpreting, localization or linguistics.

Time Commitment: Poster presentations will take place during the Welcome Reception, which usually lasts about 1.5 hours. The presenter should be available to answer questions during the entire event.

Poster Content: Your poster should present a topic of your choice related to translation, interpreting, localization or linguistics. Posters should be able to give a clear representation of your topic without any explanation from you.

Poster Specifications: The poster should be 24”x36”, and will be mounted on an easel or display board.

Location: The poster will be located on the S&TD table in the room allocated for the ATA Welcome Celebration, usually held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the Wednesday before the conference. Please complete the set-up of the poster within the first few minutes of this Welcome Celebration event and take down the poster at the end of the event.

Please remember that many areas of the building are open to the public during our conference.

ATA and the S&TD are not liable for loss of or damage to laptop computers or other devices or materials. 

Suggestions on Poster Design:

  • Do not crowd the poster with too much content or too small a font size.
  • Choose a few good colors to keep the poster easy to view.
  • Handouts are good way to supply attendees with additional information that you could not include in your poster presentation.

Be sure to have business cards available for handing out to visitors, or other links to your practice such as a QR code with a link to your website, as this is an excellent networking opportunity.