Poster Instructions

The 2017 CBD S&T Conference will include two poster sessions. Poster presenters will display their posters throughout the conference and will present either during Poster Session I on Tuesday, November 28 or Poster Session II on Wednesday, November 29 from 6-8 p.m.

Disclaimer: Presentation material is available for public consumption. No proprietary or for official use only material may be presented.

Display Instructions

Each poster presenter will have a 4 ft. high by 8 ft. wide space on a free-standing board to display their posters. Push-pins will be provided.

Posters are required to:

Utilize Space


Occupy at least 50 percent of the 4-ft. by 8-ft. space.



Use a minimum of 16 point font size.



Include at least one visual element (chart, photograph, graphic or image).

It is strongly discouraged to use printed PowerPoint slides as posters. Table-top displays are not permitted.

Poster presenters are required to:

  • Manage and present their posters for the duration of their poster session
    • Poster presenters making multiple presentations can bounce between posters
  • Keep their posters displayed for the full time outlined below

Poster Presentation Day and Numbers

Visit the agenda tab on September 19, click poster listing for poster presentation day.

NOTE: Posters numbers will be printed on the back of conference badges for quick access onsite.

Poster Session Times

Poster Session I: Tuesday, November 28 1800–2000 (6 – 8 p.m.)

Poster Session II: Wednesday, November 29 1800–2000 (6 – 8 p.m.)

Procedure and Schedule for Hanging and Removing Posters

To locate your assigned poster number, find the poster board marked with the corresponding poster number located on the poster agenda.

Early Poster Setup
Monday, November 27: 1500-1700 (3 – 5 p.m.)

Poster Setup
Tuesday, November 28: 0700 – 1400 (7 a.m. – 2 p.m.) 

All posters will remain up through Poster Session II on Wednesday evening.

Poster Removal
Thursday, November 30: 0700-1200 (7 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Poster Shipping Options

If shipping your poster, Freeman, the official decorator of the conference has poster shipping options available. Please refer to the poster session forms for shipping information and pricing.

A UPS mailing center is located 0.3 miles from the convention center.

Address: 65 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA

Store Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am – 6:30pm, Sat 9am-5pm. Sun Closed

Telephone: (562) 491-0449

Website: UPS Long Beach

Please do not ship posters directly to the convention center. Another option is to ship your poster to the hotel you will be staying at during the conference.

Mobile Conference

New for 2017 CBD S&T Conference App

2017 was the first year with our conference app. Registered attendees were able to easily follow the daily schedule and locate parallel sessions right from their phones. The app was a big success!      DTRA YouTube       DTRA DVIDS      CBD S&T 2015 Conference   Website powered by Navar, Inc.