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Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Faculty and students are encouraged to showcase their work by displaying a poster at the 2016 Bio Industry Summit - from Concept to Commercialization being held at North Dakota State University on May 12.  The Summit provides a venue to share work being done at our region's research universities and find partners and resources to commercialize this research. The Summit's scope is broad including bio-energy, bio-products, bio-materials, bio-chemicals, bio-technology, bio-medical and bio-tech aspects of agriculture. 


Please send poster ideas to the planning committee using our form by April 30, 2016.

Bio-Industry Summit poster guidelines

Size:  Approximately 36 x 48 inches
The posters will be attached to a freestanding display wall.

Poster Recommendations
Posters should provide an overview of your work and stimulate discussion. They are not a research paper presented in a different manner. Therefore, keep text to a minimum, emphasize graphics and tables, and make sure every item in your poster is necessary. Include title, authors, author affiliations, and results or conclusions. Utilize handouts to supplement your poster.

Studies show that you have only 11 seconds to grab and retain your audience's attention so make the punch line prominent and brief. Most of your audience is going to absorb only the punch line.

1. Construct the poster to highlight the major elements.
2. Minimize detail and use simple, jargon-free statements.
3. Remember that pictures, tables, and figures are amenable to poster display
4. Use color in your visuals.
5. Make sure your lettering is large enough to be read from 6-8 ft.
6.  Tables are much more informative than lots of text.
7. The figures and tables should cover slightly more than 50% of the poster area. Do not omit the text, but keep it brief. The poster should be understandable without oral explanation.
8. Use large graphic and photo files so they are not pixelated when printed.

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