2019 California Transportation Planning Conference Call for Student Posters


Call for Poster Session
February 25, 2019 – San Diego, CA

Poster sessions are a popular feature at conferences and annual meetings, and they will be on display at the Welcome Reception at the 2019 California Transportation Planning Conference (CTPC). Creators of accepted posters should plan to be available during the poster session presentation period on Monday, February 25, 2019 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. to answer questions and discuss their work. This is a great opportunity for creators to share their research and network with industry leaders and practitioners. Please join us and share your research with the multiple participants at the 2019 CTPC.

Submit Your Poster Session Proposal by Friday, October 19, 2018 to alison.nealon@dot.ca.gov

Tips and Lessons for Creating Successful Posters

Q:  What is a Poster Session?

A:  A poster session is a visual forum for presenters to highlight their work and to share their successful ideas with colleagues by presenting a research study, a practical problem-solving effort or an innovative program. These sessions are suitable for a presentation of topics that may not be meaty enough for an entire paper or formal presentation, and allow for works in progress. Posters combine text and graphics to present information in a clear, visual manner, and allow conference participants to quickly and easily become acquainted with the topic on their own.

Q:  What Topics are Appropriate?

A:  A poster can cover any topic related to transportation planning information; we are particularly interested in topic being covered at the conference (please see agenda for planned sessions). They are not vendor sponsored advertisements, although independent product discussions and analysis are welcome. As with the conference educational programming, the posters should support the discussions around the core topics being address at the conference. These include:

  • Transportation Funding
  • Performance Measures
  • Transportation Demand Management
  • Rural Planning
  • Equity and Health
  • Localized Mobility
  • Integrated Planning/Ticketing
  • Planning and Environmental Linkages
  • Housing and Transportation
  • Changing Technologies
  • Scenario Planning/Planning for the Future
  • Climate Change
  • Transit and Rail Connectivity
  • Freight Planning

Q:  What Should Poster Session Proposals Include?

A:  Poster proposals will need to be submitted via email to alison.nealon@dot.ca.gov by Friday, October 19, 2018. The proposal must include a title, name(s) of the creator(s), and an abstract of 50-200 words describing the information to be presented in the poster. Proposers will be notified by November 9th.

Q:  If My Poster is Accepted, what do I Have to Do?

A:  Specific size and material requirements for the posters will be sent with the poster acceptances. Create an engaging visual display that explains your topic to be affixed to a free-standing board. Plan to set up your poster between 5:00 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. on Monday, February 25, 2019. Poster creators and/or representative will need to be present during the poster session presentation period on, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. to answer questions and discuss your poster. You must remove your display once the reception closes on Monday at 7:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact alison.nealon@dot.ca.gov

You can find the full set of Poster Session Guidelines in the attached document: Poster Session Guidelines

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