Poster Presentation Instructions

Welcome Presenters of Poster Presentations!

The iPosterSessions platform will host all poster presentations for the conference.


Transitioning to a virtual meeting has allowed us to try out a new poster session format that we hope you will find expands the bounds of poster presentations. The iPoster format will allow you to create a presentation that combines text, images and video in an easy way that is more interactive than a conventional poster.

We look forward to seeing the creative ways our community can provide in-depth presentations on their research through this medium.

The iPoster Format:

iPosters are based on the same html code that is used for any website except you do not need a knowledge of html to create you iPoster. Detailed instructions on how to create the posters can be found at:

Presenters of poster presentations will receive an email from the iPosterSessions platform directly with instructions on how to log in to the platform and create their iPosters once the platform. Access information will be sent by September 15, 2020.

Now some ground rules for the virtual ASC 2020 iPoster sessions:

Terms and Conditions

  • Presenters agree to abide by policies for Abstract Changes, Corrections and Withdrawal, see below.
  • All presentations must be in English and MUST be created using the iPosterSessions online software. 
  • Any author presenting at ASC 2020 must be a registered participant of the Conference. Speakers must register by October 1, 2020 to ensure enough time to build your virtual poster. The registration fee includes one presentation and one manuscript submission. Additional presentations and/or manuscript submissions may be purchased for an additional fee.
  • All poster presentations must be completed (published) in the iPosterSessions platform by October 15, 2020.  
  • Presenters agree that the accepted abstract and any supplemental material uploaded by the presenter may be published and available to the public via the ASC 2020 Conference Platforms which will be accessible via mobile devices and the Internet.
  • All presentations will be reviewed for technical content. Only material that corresponds to the listing in the published program may be submitted for presentation. Presentation management staff will be instructed to block submission of material different from that given in the published program.
  • Poster presenters are asked to be available live and in person for attendees to chat with during the scheduled live poster session discussion time slot assigned to their presentation. Detailed information on live session discussions will be sent to presenting authors at a later date.

Abstract Changes, Corrections, and Withdrawal

  • Publication of the program occurs on October 22, 2020.  
  • Abstract content changes to your accepted entry in the program, i.e. modification of title or body, must be submitted to the conference management and approved by the Program Committee before October 15, 2020. Please include your Abstract Control ID or Presentation ID in the subject line of your email.
  • Minor corrections to your accepted entry in the program (e.g. spelling or grammar, author changes, changes to affiliations, changes to names, etc.) must be submitted to the conference management and will be accepted until October 15, 2020. Please include your Abstract Control ID or Presentation ID in the subject line of your email.
  • After October 15, 2002, only requests to withdraw the presentation and changes to the presenting author will be considered.
  • Changes to the presenting author can only be requested by the abstract submitter (usually the corresponding author).
  • If you need to withdraw your abstract, please contact Centennial Conferences via e-mail. Please include the reason for withdrawing and give your Abstract Control ID or Presentation ID in the e-mail subject line.

Manuscript Consideration

  • Authors are invited to submit a manuscript to the special conference issue of the IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity (TAS). Manuscript submission is not a requirement of making a presentation at the conference.
  • Presentation of your work in the published ASC 2020 virtual program is required for a manuscript to be considered for peer review. Only papers that are presented at ASC 2020 may be considered for publication. For posters, the word “presented” means that the poster of the accepted abstract is published on the iPosterSessions platform. Poster presenters are also asked to be available during the scheduled live poster session discussion time slot assigned to their presentation. If the poster is not published on the iPosterSessions platform, it will not qualify as being presented at the conference and thus the corresponding manuscript will not be considered for peer review for the IEEE TAS Special Issue.

Detailed Poster Presentation Guidelines

Presentation Guidelines

  • Your poster must correspond to the title and content of the abstract you submitted.
  • You will be able to choose from 9, easy to use, templates and your iPoster can include:
    • high-resolution images
    • detailed charts and diagrams
    • slide shows
    • high definition videos
    • audio files
    • links to external data sets and other dynamic content
  • Participants will be able to scroll through your iPoster content, click on images to enlarge them, watch and listen to video and audio files – including poster narrations – and explore your links to additional content on other websites.
  • Plan your poster to be in logical sequence, i.e. introduction, study design and methods, data collected, conclusion.
  • Do NOT create or print a paper or fabric poster. This presentation format is all digital and the only presentation that will be utilized is the one created in the software.
  • You can build your poster but your poster will not be published until you are registered for the conference.
  • It is NOT acceptable to merely post a copy of your paper. Such presentations will be marked as a “no-show” presentation.

Recommendations for Presentation Clarity

  • A concise and to-the-point title.
  • Organized to guide the observer through information in a logical order.
  • Provides the motivation, objectives and approach of the research.
  • Summarizes the key results and highlights the impact of the work.
  • Proper use of colors, graphics, figures, text and white space.
  • Moderate use of long text blocks.
  • Proper text scaling for comfortable viewing from a distance of about 3 feet (~ 1 meter).
  • Efficient use of graphics to convey complex information.

Recommendations for Technical Merit

  • The work presented is novel (e.g., novel material, novel device, novel conversion mechanism, novel theoretical approach, novel characterization method, etc.).
  • Systematic analysis conducted to arrive at results.
  • Conclusions supported by the data.