2024 Instructions for Poster Presenters

Information on this page is subject to change. Please email programs@cap.ca with any questions.

The CAP poster session will be held on Tuesday, May 28th. Time TBC.

Location TBD
Poster Installation – TBD
Posters must be no larger than 4 feet high x 4 feet wide.
Poster boards will be numbered and presenters will receive their number in advance via Indico.
Presenters are encouraged to leave their posters up for the duration of the Congress.
Presenters must remove their posters no later than noon Thursday, May 30.

Poster printing services

Posters can be printed on campus from the following resources. Please contact printing services to confirm turnaround times prior to your arrival at the Congress.



Best Student Poster Competition

Student competitors must be a current graduate student member or undergraduate student affiliate of the CAP to be eligible to compete (click here to join or click here to check membership and renew if necessary). The deadline to join and preserve the right to compete is May 14, 2024.

All posters will be judged by divisional judges at the CAP poster session on Tuesday, May 28, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. (TBC)

Posters must be installed by 1:15pm on Tuesday May 28 to be considered for the Best Student Poster Competition.

The list of the 6 finalists for the CAP Best Student Poster Competition will be posted before the end of the day on Wednesday May 29th at the CAP desk in the registration area and on the congress website. Finalists will also receive a direct e-mail between 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday to confirm their participation in the finals. Watch your inbox!

Finalists in the CAP Student Poster Competition will present a second poster on Thursday, May 31, between 8:30 and 10:00 am. In order to participate in the final, finalists must bring their poster to the competition room between 7:15 and 7:50 a.m. on Thursday, May 30 to hand it in to the student volunteer and confirm the time their poster will be judged.

All competitors must plan to be present at the convention on Thursday to be available for the final competition if they are selected (or to cheer on the finalists if they are not). If you know in advance that you have to leave before Thursday, please email the coordinator (programs@cap.ca) so that arrangements can be made for another competitor to attend in case you receive the first division prize (which will be mailed to you after the convention).

The evaluation criteria are as follows:

Introduction, motivation


Scientific content, quality, originality


Speaking quality, clarity, enthusiasm


Organization, use of visual aids


Ability to answer questions




(> 45 sec)

(oral only, -10%)