Poster Sessions

Poster presentations will be scheduled on Monday, April 12.

Students! Want a chance 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.

Submission Deadline

March 5, 2021, 11:59pm EST

March 5, 2021, 11:59pm EST

Editing Deadline

March 11, 2021, 11:59pm EST

What You Need to Know

Poster abstracts are due by March 5, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.
Abstracts will be reviewed and presenters selected by February 24, 2021.
Poster drafts and draft video presentations are due for review by March 5, 2021.

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

Due to the virtual nature of this year’s conference, each poster presentation will include the following artifacts:

    1. A “headline” for your poster.
      1. One sentence
      2. Describes your project’s key question and result to date
    2. Your poster.
      1. No larger than 48” x 72”
      2. Minimum font size = 22 point. Most of your audience will be looking at your poster on a laptop screen – please be kind.
      3. Name, contact info, and affiliation should be included.
    3. A video presentation of you describing your poster
      1. 5 minutes or less
      2. Speak clearly about the project’s:
        1. Key question/goal
        2. Approach
        3. Results
        4. Conclusion
        5. Next steps / next studies
    4. An author must be available during the conference for your assigned Q&A slot during the poster session. This is your chance to engage with your audience.

Poster Resources

Below resources have some great templates, but please remember no need to print.

Online template #1: Poster Presentation
Online template #2: Make Poster
Headline template:
QR Code generator:

We expect each poster, no matter how formatted, to include a QR code to supporting documentation and further details.

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