Conference Posters: Coloring Outside the Lines

Conference Posters: Coloring Outside the Lines

There are a variety of reasons one might attend a conference: to share compelling theories and findings, sharpen skills, stay up-to-date on practices in your field, and networking opportunities. Whatever your reasons, don’t be afraid to stand-out!

My research partner, Ben Falls, and I were given the opportunity to present a poster on our research at the Western Psychological Association (WPA) Conference. This year’s conference was held at the Sheraton, Grand Downtown, in Sacramento California on April 27-30. Excitingly, this was the first time my lab, Talent Science Lab, had been afforded the opportunity to present at a conference! Our research, “The Real MVP: A Team Player Scale”, aims to create a scale that can help organizations hire and train employees. While preparing for this conference I was advised by other students to bring a poster, business cards, lab postcards, and copies of my resume. All of these materials have “standard” formats we are all taught and expected to follow—particularly the conference poster. 

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