Poster Sessions

Poster presentations will be scheduled in two sessions held after lunch on Monday and Tuesday.

Students! Want to recoup most of your conference costs?

The INFORMS Data Mining Section is sponsoring an award of $500 for the top student poster. Topics need not concentrate on data mining to be eligible. Scoring will be based on content, layout, and presentation. Certificates will be awarded for 2nd and 3rd place student posters. The judging panel will be posted on the website as the conference draws nearer.

What you need to know

Poster abstracts are due by February 10, 2020 at 11:59pm EST.
Abstracts will be reviewed and presenters selected by February 17, 2020.
Poster drafts are due for review by February 28, 2020.

Note: for those who need extra time for sponsor review and/or funding applications, we will offer early and expedited review for early submissions on a case by case basis for a limited number of slots.

Poster research need not be completed but must have an end goal in mind. Submissions are welcomed from all students and industry professionals who wish to present. We strongly encourage potential applicants to the Early Career Professionals’ Network (ECPN) event to participate in the poster session.

Production & Presentation Guidelines

Posters must be produced as a single-sheet exposition that can fit on the bulletin board provided by INFORMS. The bulletin board measures 90” wide by 43” tall. We recommend a poster size of 72” wide by 36” tall or 48” wide by 36” tall. However, other sizes are acceptable as long as they do not exceed the bulletin board dimensions of 90” wide by 43” tall.

In preparing your poster, you may want to reference these online sites that provide templates, as well as printing services. Please see below for our guidelines on poster content and design.

We strongly recommend that you have your poster printed locally or by an online site before you travel to the meeting, rather than attempt to have it printed onsite in Denver.

Printing Resources

Poster Presentation
Make Poster

Frustrated by trying to fit your paper to the “standard” poster format? Dazed by trying to engage people walking by? This year’s poster session is for you! Along with the standard poster format, we are also accepting and encouraging posters using the “headline” format. Templates are available at  We expect each poster, no matter how formatted, to include a QR code to supporting documentation and further details. You can obtain a free QR code here:

For more information on the “headline” poster approach, watch the embedded video.