Instructions for Poster Presenters


The CAP poster session will be held on Tuesday, June 7, from 17:30 to 19:00.

  • Posters can be set up starting at 12:15 on Tuesday, June 7.
  • Posters should have a maximum size of 4’ high x 4’ wide.
  • Poster boards will be numbered and presenters will be issued with board numbers in advance. Presenters will be required to remove their posters at the latest on Tuesday, June 7, by 19:30.

The poster session features a cash bar service. All conference attendees who indicated they are attending the Poster Session will receive one drink ticket which may be redeemed for one beer, one glass of wine or a non-alcoholic beverage.


Best Student Poster Competitors

All poster competition entries will be judged by Divisional Judges in the CAP poster session held on Tuesday, June 7, from 17:30 to 19:00. Posters must be set up between 12:15 to 13:15 on Tuesday, June 7, 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 by the end of the day Wednesday, June 8, at the CAP desk in the registration area and on the Congress website.

Finalists for the CAP Best Student Poster Competition will give a second poster presentation on Thursday, June 9, between 8:45 to 10:15. In order to compete in the finals, the finalists must bring their poster to the competition room between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. on Thursday June 9 to give their poster to the student volunteer and confirm the timing for their poster judging.

All competitors should make plans to be in attendance at Congress on the Thursday to be available for the final competition should they be selected (or to cheer on the finalists if not).  If you know ahead of Congress that you have to leave before Thursday, please send an e-mail to the head judge, so that arrangements can be made for an alternate competitor in the event that you receive the top divisional prize (which would be sent to you by mail following Congress).

Winners of the CAP Best Student Poster Competition and winners of Division poster competitions will be announced at the Student Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 9, 16:30-17:15.

Judging will be based on the following:

Introduction, motivation


Scientific content, quality, originality


Speaking quality, clarity, enthusiasm


Organization, use of visual aids


Ability to answer questions




(> 45 sec)

(oral only, -10%)


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 20, 2022.