Performing Childhood

Children's Literature Association Annual Conference

June 9 - 12, 2005 | Winnipeg | Manitoba | Canada


General Information:


  • Participants in this session will be provided with a poster board (of about 8 feet wide and 4 feet high) on which to represent their research in whatever form they choose. The poster board will be mounted on stands, to be provided by the ChLA. Tables will not be available to accompany your poster presentation.


  • Manitoba Children's Museum, Great Hall.
  • The location of your poster presentation within the hall will be indicated in your conference program.


  • Friday, June 10th, 2005, 12:30 - 2 p.m.
  • Set-up begins at noon.

Other Information:

  • Push-pins will be available for each poster board.
  • Your poster should be removed promptly at the end of the poster session.
  • All materials should be prepared prior to the conference. ChLA will not have access to reproduction or graphic design facilities on site.
  • No power will be available for your poster session - as such, we would ask that you refrain from preparing multimedia presentations.
  • Please remove all your materials at the end of your session.

Preparing Effective Posters:

  • Prepare a label or banner for the top of your poster board indicating:
    1. The title of your paper
    2. The authors' names. Letters on this label/banner should be at least 1" (2.5 cm) high. Do not print this information in all capital letters, as it is hard to read.
  • Prepare your poster on paper or lightweight cardboard; pushpins do not hold heavyweight cardboard on the poster boards. ChLA will provide push-pins to attach your poster to the board.
  • An overall left-to-right organization facilitates easier reading of your poster by viewers.
  • All letters should be at least 1/4" (.6 cm) high, preferably in a simple, bold font and not all capitals.
  • Your poster should be self-explanatory, so that you are free to answer questions and discuss your research with interested persons, and so that viewers will be able to comprehend the scope of your work should you be required to step away from the poster momentarily.
  • Have copies of your poster available for distribution or be prepared to take names and addresses for subsequent mailings. Another option is to save your handout on a public FTP site or regular web site with public access, and then prepare pages of stick-on labels that have the FTP or web address, as well as the title and author(s) of the presentation/poster.