Poster Session

FPR-UCLA Third Interdisciplinary Conference

Seven Dimensions of Emotion

Integrating Biological, Clinical, and Cultural Perspectives on
Fear, Disgust, Love, Grief, Anger, Empathy, and Hope
March 30 - April 1, 2007

Call for Posters

This conference is designed to break down barriers that traditionally cordon off academic disciplines and to challenge the notion that any single approach is sufficient to understanding the topic of emotions. To this end, the conference will include two poster sessions featuring cutting edge work on all aspects of emotion research and theory--from unitary as well as combined perspectives. We encourage researchers and scholars at all levels and from all disciplines to submit abstracts for posters and inclusion in the abstracts booklet.

Submitted abstracts will go through a selection process. If the abstract is accepted, complimentary registration (or full refund if applicant had already paid registration fee) will be provided to the presenter. Multiple authors may collaborate on a poster presentation; however, only one complimentary registration will be provided per accepted poster.

To see a sample of accepted poster abstracts from one of our previous interdisciplinary conferences:

2005 Four Dimensions of Childhood: Brain, Mind, Culture, and Time

Abstract Submission

All abstracts must be submitted electronically to:

DEADLINE: Friday, January 5, Midnight, Pacific Standard Time

Notification date: All notifications will be sent to authors on or prior to Monday, February 5

Submissions must include:

  1. Title of Presentation
  2. Name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s)
  3. Mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address of the first author
  4. Poster abstract (500 words maximum excluding references, 12 point font, single-spaced)

Poster Presentation Schedule and Location

All poster sessions will be held at UCLA's Korn Hall, first floor atrium. Posters will be displayed along the walls of the atrium.

Presenters are asked to arrive 10 minutes before their scheduled poster session begins and to remain available during their entire session for questions and discussion.

Poster session 1: Friday, March 30, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Poster session 2: Saturday, March 31, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Please Note: Posters will be on display throughout the entire duration of the conference.

Poster Setup and Removal

Set-up: 2:00 - 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 29, 2007
Removal: No later than 1:00 p.m., Sunday, April 1, 2007

Posters must be set up and removed during the specified time period in order to ensure participation in presentation and return of poster to author.

Poster Specifications

Size: 60" wide by 40" tall maximum
Paper: Regular/glossy poster or printer paper (NOT cardboard)

The conference organizers will provide one sturdy white foam display board (60" wide by 40" tall), one tripod, and pushpins for each poster presentation. Presenters must use the provided display board as backing for her/his poster. Authors are responsible for bringing any other materials they may require during their presentation (e.g., copies of poster handouts and article reprints; notepad, pencils, and pens; and contact information).

Guidelines and Suggestions


One of the most effective uses of the space would be in grid plan arranged in columns, e.g.:

    grid plan

This layout prevents viewers from having to cross back and forth in front of each other.

Poster Content

Key elements include:

  • A succinct title, author name(s), and institutional affiliation(s)
  • Introduction and/or brief review of relevant literature
  • Methods
  • Results (with supporting figures)
  • Conclusion and implications

Note that it is not necessary to display a copy of your abstract. Please provide clear labels for each section of your poster presentation. Your poster content should be able to answer the question, "What would I need to know if I were viewing this material for the first time?"


  • Indicate the poster title, author(s), and affiliation(s) at the top of the poster
  • Lettering should be at least 1.25 inches high for the title, 0.75 inch high for the author names, and 0.5 inch high for affiliations.


  • Text should be visible from several feet away
  • Use large type in short separated paragraphs
  • Do not set entire paragraphs in boldface or capital letters
  • Minimize narrative
  • Numbered or bulleted lists are a concise and effective way to convey information
  • The main points should be apparent without extended viewing, but details should be included for those who might wish to discuss them


  • Figures should be easily seen from a distance. Use clear graphics and large type to accomplish this
  • Because the amount of text is restricted, the figure legend could contain some of the commentary that would usually be contained in the body of a manuscript


  • The poster should be complete and self-supporting
  • The language should be clear and the message comprehensible to viewers from different disciplines
  • The presenter should be prepared to supplement or discuss particular points raised during inquiry
  • Feel free to distribute copies of the poster (or paper on which it is based) with your contact information to interested viewers

The 2007 Conference