2019 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

Poster Presentation Guidelines

Poster Preparation

  • Display your material in large print so it may be read from a distance. Print the title and authors in extra-large print across the top of your display. 
  • MRS recommends the poster size to be as follows:
    • U.S. Format – 46 inches (width) x 46 inches (height)
    • European Format -118 cm (width) x 118 cm (height)
  • The Hynes Convention Center offers on-site poster printing. Learn more »

Check-In at the Meeting

  • Step 1: Pick up your meeting badge at MRS Registration.  An MRS Meeting badge is required for poster check-in.
  • Step 2: On the day of your poster presentation, check-in at the poster desk. The poster presenter checking in must be an author of the poster and a registered attendee. All posters must be checked in. Any posters not verified at the check-in desk prior to posting will be removed from the session.
  • Step 3: Hang your poster in the poster hall.  Each presentation will be assigned a board and will be labeled with the number of the paper (e.g. GI01.01.18) and the presenting author’s name. The poster boards will accept pushpins, which will be available in the poster hall. Please return the pins at the end of your poster session.
Please Note:
  • Only the presenter will be able to enter the Poster Hall when posting.
  • Once your poster has been posted, you will not be able to enter the Poster Hall again until 8:00 pm.


Watch this video before heading to Boston to
ensure a smooth poster check-in process!


Poster Schedule

Poster sessions will be held Monday through Thursday from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm in the Hynes Convention Center.

11:00 am – 5:00 pm     
Check-in and Display/Post
poster presenters only

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm 
Symposium Organizers Review
judges only

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm 
Meeting Chairs Review
judges only

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm        
Poster Session and Author Presentations
all registered attendees

8:15 pm                
Best Poster Award Winners Announcement
all registered attendees

Please note: Presenting authors are responsible for removing their posters at the end of their poster session.


    Best Poster Awards

    Poster sessions are an important and integral part of MRS meetings, allowing many more authors the opportunity to share their research and ideas with others.  

    The quality of the poster sessions is a major priority of the Society. The Meeting Chairs will recognize the best presentations from each day of the poster sessions. One or more awards of up to $500 will be presented by the Meeting Chairs. 

    The Meeting Chairs will select the winners on the basis of the poster's content, appearance, graphic excellence and presentation quality (not necessarily equally weighted). Poster award winners must be present during Winners Announcement time to be eligible for a Best Poster Award.

    The Best Posters will remain on display in a central location for the remainder of the meeting.


      MRS Recording/Photo Policy

      Recording of Presentations is Strictly Prohibited

      No individual or entity—including a presenting author—may electronically record or broadcast any portion of the MRS Meeting without prior written consent of MRS. Unauthorized recording (audio, video, still photography, etc.) of presentations during sessions, posters, workshops, tutorials, etc., without the express written consent of MRS and individual authors is strictly prohibited.  MRS reserves the rights to any approved audio and video production of presentations at all MRS events.

      Press representatives must receive a Press Pass and photo/recording permission from MRS.

      Those who do not comply with the MRS recording policy may be asked to leave the premises.

      Photo Policy

      Attendees or exhibitors are encouraged to network and enjoy the meeting experience. As such, capturing memories of casual meeting activities and networking is permitted with the permission of those being prominently photographed.  Photographing formal meeting presentations, posters, or displays is forbidden without permission of MRS and the presenter. 

      Those who do not comply with the MRS photo policy may be asked to leave the premises.

      Videos and Photos for MRS Use

      MRS Meeting attendance implies your consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded for use on the MRS website or news publications.  Please note that no technical presentations will be recorded without prior consent of MRS and the authors.

      Publishing Alliance

      MRS publishes with Springer Nature


      Corporate Partners

      Symposium Support