Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania


337 Fourth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: (412) 261-0710 Email: Get Directions

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Important Dates

Please be aware of these dates, they are presented to help the PA Brownfields Conference run smoothly and efficiently.

November 27, 2023

  • Acceptance to Present Due at the ESWP Offices

January 17, 2024

  • Presentation Abstract & Speakers List for Publications Due at the ESWP Offices
  • Panelist/Speaker/Committee Biography Due via the Bio Form
  • Panelist/Speaker Conference Registration Due on PA Brownfields Conference Registration Page

March 15, 2024

March 25-27, 2024

  • PA Brownfields Conference in State College, PA


Poster Presenter Guidelines

Display Format

  1. The poster is to be no more than 24” x 36”.
  • Foam Core Board and Mounting Easel will be available at the Conference Registration Desk.
  1. Your Poster Title, your Name and Company affiliation should be displayed at the top of the poster with lettering not smaller than 1”.
  2. All other text should not be smaller than 0.5”.
  3. The preferred font is Arial.

Poster Content

  1. Company logos may not appear more than once and cannot exceed 3” x 3”
  2. The Poster must not be a commercial/product sales poster. Any poster deemed to be overtly commercial will be disqualified.
  3. Use of pictures, graphs, charts or tables is strongly encouraged and recommended. Large blocks of text are discouraged. Use enhancing techniques to emphasize important points such as use of different colors or highlight markers. Keep it simple as Posters should be easily seen from a distance of 3’ – 6’.
  4. The poster should be organized in a logical manner i.e. top to bottom or left to right.
  5. Suggestions:
  6. Simplicity and clarity are keys to an effective poster.
  7. Avoid overwhelming the poster with too much information. The casual viewer should be able to identify the main messages after a quick look at the poster.
  8. Identify a limited number of messages viewers should take away. The messages should be clear, novel, and important.
  9. The poster presenter should consider including the following as appropriate:
  10. Title, author names, company affiliation
  11. Introduction / Objectives
  12. Statistical or Analytical Methods
  13. Summary / Results
  14. Conclusions