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A large-format poster is used to graphically present research or other projects in a conference setting. Presenters may be either individuals or groups. Presenters stand next to their posters and discuss their projects with visitors.

SOAR 2014 Poster Session will be held Thursday, May 15, from 12:00 - 1:30 PM in the Stevenson Union’s Rogue River Room and Foyer. Poster presenters are required to attend the session.

Poster Guidelines & Printing Instruction (click for more information)

  • The first 120 poster applicants may have their posters printed FREE by SOAR (one per presentation only).
  • Applicants can get posters printed elsewhere at their own expense ($40) through the Library.
  • A limited number of posters overall will be accepted and displayed.
  • Posters are generally created in MS PowerPoint.
  • PowerPoint Poster Template available here.
  • Standard poster size for this presentation is 36” x 56”.
  • The deadline for submitting a poster for printing is Friday, May 2 at 5:00 p.m. No late submissions will be accepted. 

All poster session participants will be enrolled in a special SOAR 2014 site in Moodle. The site contains resource materials and additional information about creating and submitting posters for printing. Information about accessing the site will be forwarded to participants by e-mail after approval by the SOAR 2014 Executive Board. Any questions about creating or submitting a poster should be posted to the site’s Q&A forum.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the SOAR executive team at or call 541-552-6816.

Poster Preparation Assistance

Individual help is available on request at the Reference Desk in the Learning Commons, 1st Floor, Hannon Library (541-552-6848) or attend a free workshop to learn more about creating a poster:

  • Tuesday, April 15, 11:00-12:00 in Library 114
  • Thursday, April 24, 2:00-3:00 in Library 114

Additional Information

Sample Poster Abstract

Title: Analysis of First Impression and On-line Dating

Abstract: People are increasingly using on-line services to connect and affiliate with others around the world. However, escalating access to web based meeting sites changes the dynamic of "first encounters" where participants do not interact personally. To further understand how this process works, Southern Oregon University students created and manipulated MySpace profiles and measured participant reactions to the profiles. Each profile varied in order of unfavorable, favorable or neutral attributes and participants rated the person in the profile based on general impression, mental health and confidence. The results indicate a significant statistical difference in participant's impression of profiles in relation to altering the order of attributes. Consequently, this study has implications for understanding impression management in electronically mediated communication.