The 2023 Planning Committee will be hosting an in-person poster event and are exploring options to upload and share digital copies of posters. More details will be shared as they become available.

  • The dimensions of your poster will be specified in advance of the conference.

  • Official poster set-up time, presentation time, and take-down time will be shared prior to the conference.

Tips on Designing Posters

  • Include the title, author(s), affiliation(s), and a description of the research, highlighting the major elements that are covered in the structured abstract

  • Posters are visual. Add pictures, graphs, charts etc.

  • Keep text to a minimum and use a large font size so that the poster can be read from a distance.

  • Keep some white space - don't overwhelm the reader with too much text or graphics.

  • If you laminate the poster, consider using a low-glare or matte finish.

  • Ensure that your poster is set up by the specified time.

For more information about poster design, please review the following websites:

University of Guelph:

University of Toronto:

Important Dates and Deadlines

Important deadlines will be provided to presenters in advance of the conference. Tasks and deadlines for presentation formats will be assigned in mid-March.


Please consider accessibility when developing and delivering your presentation for CHLA/ABSC 2023. Making your presentation accessible to all helps everyone. Consider the following suggestions to improve accessibility of your presentation:

  • Use an easy-to-read font and font size.

  • Ensure there is an appropriate level of contrast between your text and background, and avoid using colour alone to draw attention to specific elements.

  • Consider including closed captioning or a transcript (e.g. using for your presentation. This might also include alternative text for images and verbally describe important charts.

We recommend WebAIM and DLF as resources for improving presentation accessibility.

Land Acknowledgement & Positionality Statement

We encourage all our speakers to include an appropriate land acknowledgement and positionality statement in their presentation. Refer to the Canadian Association of University Teacher’s (CAUT), Guide to Acknowledging First Peoples & Traditional Territory, section on Nova Scotia.

Code of Conduct

CHLA/ABSC's Code of Conduct applies to all presenters and attendees.