Abstract, promotional talk, and poster guidelines

MERCURY Conference poster sessions are an opportunity for undergraduate students to present and discuss their work. Students must submit abstracts by July 10. Abstracts will be published in an online booklet that will be available to all conference attendants. Poster presenters will give a brief oral presentation of their work during the meeting. Below you see guidelines for the abstract, promotional talk, and poster.

Abstract Guidelines

  • All abstracts should be submitted in PDF format.
  • All abstracts must be no larger than one 8.5 by 11 inch page.
  • Please center title, authors, and affiliation. The presenting author must be underlined.
  • Figures and graphs must be embedded in the document.
  • The file name should have the format of Lastname_Firstname.pdf with the name being that of the first presenting author.
  • Abstracts should be submitted by first author via google here. Be sure the file attached has the name Lastname_Firstname_Abstract.pdf with the name being that of the first presenting author. You will only be allowed one submission, but you will be able to edit the submission.
  • Submission deadline: July 10

Promotional Talk Guidelines

  • The presentation should be 1 minute long and should give an overview of your poster.
  • The abstract from the conference booklet will be projected on a screen during your presentation unless you provide an alternative graphical abstract to be used in standard page orientation.
  • You can provide a one-page standard page orientation graphical abstract. The file should be in the format Lastname_FirstName_Graphical.pdf of the first presenting author and submitted via google here by the first author by July 10. This is the same link as for the main abstract but in the second question. You can only submit once but you can edit your submission.

Poster Guidelines

The posters may be no larger than 3′ by 4′ or 4′ by 3′. We will provide a poster stand on which you can affix the posters. Here are some guides to excellent poster making.