Date: Wed, 16 Jul 1997 13:02:36 -0400

From: Allan Metcalf AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: ADS Annual Meeting: Poster sessions

At the ADS Annual Meeting, we've never had poster sessions, though our

presentations often involve maps and charts that lend themselves especially

to that mode. Our call for papers (Ahem, reminder: deadline August 15) makes

no mention of poster sessions, but if anyone would like to try, I suspect

we'd find it congenial. (Our program chair is Ronald Butters, if you want to

discuss it with him.)

The Association for Asian Studies has this information on poster sessions.

You might want to look at the web site mentioned:

Marilyn Levine at U.

of Idaho, in particular, has been a great proponent of posters and has

worked tirelessly to promote the format's possibilities. She organized a

poster session website ( prior to

this year's meeting that contained a wealth of advice on making poster

presentations, pictures and examples, and even a tutorial.

- Allan Metcalf AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

Executive Secretary

American Dialect Society