At the meeting venue - The LOC is preparing to make standard poster boards available at the venue. Please bring along a physical poster (A0 size, portrait format) which you can put up at the poster display hall. The meeting schedule is really crowded and the lunch and tea break slots also serve as the slots for poster viewing. We request you to be near your posters for some of this time so that you can interact with the people interested in your work.
On the ASI Website - All poster presenters, irrespective of if they are attending remotely or in-person, are required to upload their posters (in PDF format only, size less than 10 MB) and a short audio narration explaining the poster (MP3 format, size less than 5 MB and not exceeding 3 minutes). The form to upload these posters will become available soon. These posters will be grouped according to the abstract categories and available for viewing to all registered participants after login. Please make sure that you upload your poster on the ASI website. These posters will continue to remain available on the ASI website for some duration after the meeting.
On the Slack platform - Many recent online meetings have successfully used Slack to facilitate interaction between the attendees and presenters. We will be trying to do the same for poster presentations at ASI 2022. Both remote and in-person delegates will receive an email invitation (on the email id with which you have registered in the ASI Meeting) to join the ASI 2022 Slack group. Please join the group with your full name as used for the registration for the ASI Meeting. More information will be updated soon. After login into Slack, you will find various channels. Please upload your poster (pdf only, file size less than 10 MB) to the Slack channel under which your abstract has been selected (check the meeting website – https://astron-soc.in/asi2022/list_of_selected_abstracts). Along with the pdf file of your poster you should add a small description text (2-3 lines at most) and if you wish you can add a small audio (2-3 min long max, MP3 file only, file size less than 5 MB) description of your poster in your post. If you would like to be a bit more creative, you can make a small video presentation on your poster (2-3 min long max) and upload it in your YouTube channel and post the YouTube link in this post as well.
The Slack channels will be open all through the meeting and we encourage the presenters and participants to view the posters and to post their questions, queries and curiosities as replies to the post with the poster. You might find it useful to set up email notifications within the Slack channel, so that you get notified if someone reacts to your poster and can respond to it in a timely manner. Please note these posts will remain available beyond the time limits of the conference so all participants are encouraged to interact with each other over these posts even after the conference is over.
Printed poster format - Please limit your posters to A0 size portrait mode. Place the title of your paper and your name prominently at the top of the poster board to allow viewers to identify your paper. Highlight the authors’ names and contact information in case the viewer is interested in more information. Prepare text and figures such that they are sufficient to be read at a distance of 2 meters. Paragraph and figure captions should be at least in a 24-point font (0.9 cm height) and headers at least in a 36-point font (1.2 cm height).
Online poster format – For uploading the posters online there is no specific format, you can make them in portrait or in landscape format. However, please keep in mind most of the participants will be viewing them on their laptops and desktops (Slack allows the users to zoom into these PDF files as well), so the font size and the size and resolution of the figures should be such that they are legible when opened on a standard 12-15 inch window. Please note that the size of the PDF file size should not exceed 10 MB.