Poster sessions are valuable opportunities for CULTURE/SHIFT attendees to share the work you're doing in a visually dynamic presentation that combines text and graphics. Posters allow you to advertise, inform, and advocate diverse perspectives related to your work. We have limited space so submissions will be curated. We'll let you know by November 1st whether your proposal has been accepted. 

As part of CULTURE/SHIFT, we will be hosting a poster session that takes place in two parts:

  1. Posters will be mounted in time for all attendees to peruse beginning Friday, November 18, at 8:00 am and will remain on display throughout through Saturday at 5:30 pm.
  2. Presenters will staff their posters during an open session from 1:30 - 3:00 pm on Saturday, November 19, giving attendees an opportunity to engage with presenters about the work being presented.

Topics for presentation can cover anything from evaluation and research to project concept and implementation. This is an opportunity for selected attendees, outside of the scheduled panel discussions and workshops, to share information and learn about the work of others.



Poster Guidelines:

One poster per presenter. In general, posters must take the form of individual sheets or boards that can be pinned up onsite. We will provide wall space. Posters must be roughly 24" wide x 32 to 40" tall and 2 dimensional. These are best transported to CULTURE/SHIFT in a mailing tube or portfolio case. For those whose proposals are accepted, these materials can be shipped ahead of time to the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission site.

"Brevity is the soul of wit," just as true here as everywhere else in life. Be concise with any written language, saving more elaborate topics for discussions or handouts. Please be sure to use a large, readable font for your poster. It is advised that the contents of your poster be divided into easy-to-follow sections, as attendees will either be referring to these in discussion with you or be reading them at other times. Consider using colors thoughtfully to enhance readability without overwhelming.  Graphics will make your poster more interesting.

Some other tips include providing a sign-up sheet for a mailing list for those who might be interested in learning more about your work. You are welcome to distribute handouts, but please do so thoughtfully.

Finally, if you have questions about the format guidelines or would like to request special arrangements given the nature of your presentation, please be sure to note that in your proposal. These are guidelines, and if you are able to make a compelling case for an alternative standing presentation, we will do our best to accommodate your vision.