• Sue Waters

    Are you sure it is because it is missing from the title? I wonder if it is more related to differences in uses of visuals in their poster display. The poster sessions are all located together and the more visual displays appear to grab greater attention. Maybe I am wrong? They were also more likely to have photos taken and shared.


    • Hi Sue!

      Yes, you’re probably right. Presentation is a complete package.

      Honestly, I felt bad for the guy on the right, because I know his message was genuine and even important. More than anything, I was surprised at how posed this scene appeared, even though I merely snapped the photo with no one even taking notice.
      Missed you at ISTE! Hopefully next year.

      • Sue Waters

        Missed both you and Kelly! Not attending ISTE gave me more time to reflect on the components of a good poster session. You have such a limited time to grab attendees attention. Very challenging.

        I think Kathy Cassidy and Karen Liernman’s poster session was a great example of how to do it. From what I can see photos of their poster session was the most tweeted. They also backed it up with amazing resources that allowed people, if they were aware or felt inclined, to read more about. Victoria Olson’s was also good.

        If you scroll down this post you can check out the Google Doc I’ve embedded where I’ve been working through the resources they provided from their session and I’ve included a photo of each of their poster sessions – http://theedublogger.com/2014/06/24/iste-2014/

        I also think more conferences should encourage poster sessions. A lot of the tweets and blog posts from ISTE highlighted how much they liked poster sessions vs some of the presentations.

        • Nice work, Sue! I agree that poster sessions can be some of the best. I like having the chance to ask questions of the presenters, and the customized feel that poster sessions provide.