Author Guidelines

Following are guidelines and preparation details for the preparation of your presentation or poster and tips on presenting both. Last Updated April  27, 2018.  As information becomes available, this page will be updated.

Banff Centre Campus

Presentation Formats

Arrive early - if possible arrive after a break to avoid disruptions to other presenters. Submit a brief biography, for introductory purposes. 

Presentations will be 22 minutes with 5 minutes for Questions & Answers. The Session Chair will give a 2 minute warning which signals to the presenter to begin wrapping up your presentation.

Due Dates

Please submit the electronic version of your presentation by June 4 to Diane Olson. This will ensure there is a smooth transition from one presentation to the next.

Banff Centre Campus


Dimensions: The Banff Centre's Poster Boards pin-able (pins supplied by the facility) area is 71 inches wide x 47 inches tall (orientation is horizontal or landscape). From the floor to the top of the board is 6.5 feet.

General Guidelines

Posters should have short titles, which are no more than 2 lines and in a larger font so it can be easily seen from several feet away. The text should be kept to under 800 words and the use of graphics, charts and other visuals should be used to break up the text.

Printing Your Poster

We recommend printing your poster to a PDF to ensure that the sizing, fonts, and colours are all correct before printing a hard copy. You might want to source a printer early so you are aware of the lead time and format needed to have your poster ready for I2T2. 

Presenting Your Poster

There will be two scheduled opportunities to share your Poster at the upcoming I2T2 Symposium June 6-7, 2019. Please be sure to have your poster pinned on your designated poster board (the exact location will be emailed to you the week prior). The first opportunity to share your poster will be from 4-5:15pm on Thursday, June 6, 2019. The second opportunity will be from 3:30-5pm, Friday, June 7, 2019. During this second opportunity, there will be a networking and social event held in conjunction with the poster session. Please prepare to stand next to your poster and have a prepared explanation for interested visitors.

For more information and help designing your poster as well as printing and preparing to present your poster, there are a few links below which you may find helpful.


University at BuffaloNYU Libraries, Designing Conference Posters, and Effective Poster Design.

Banff Centre Campus.

Attention All Presenters

Brief Bio - Be sure to submit a brief biography of the presenting authors before May 29, 2019. This will be used to introduce you to the audience prior to your presentation and may be published in the Symposium Program.

Speaker's Dinner

As the presenter in the program or a poster presenter, you are invited to the Speakers' Dinner Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the Banff Centre. Final details will be provided as well as the opportunity for any questions you may have, to be answered. The Speakers' Dinner is included in the cost of Registration. The Speaker's Dinner is only available to the Presenting author.


Be sure to Register early, as this confirms your commitment to presenting at the Symposium and thereby securing your place in the program.