Poster Sessions

Poster sessions will be offered at two levels:

  1. Undergraduate
  2. Graduate/professional

ALL poster submissions must be entered through the submission portal, but the two levels have different deadlines:

  • Oct. 31 – deadline for graduate/professional poster submissions
  • Jan. 10 – deadline for undergraduate poster submissions

Guidelines for graduate/professional level poster submissions

Click here to download a 1-page poster about graduate/professional posters.

Purpose: The Poster Session is designed to feature professional and graduate work in sociology and promote interaction between members of the Midwest Sociological Society.

“A poster presentation consists of an exhibit of materials that reports research activities or informational resources in visual and summary form. Poster presentations provide a unique platform that facilitates personal discussion of work with interested colleagues and allows meeting attendees to browse through highlights of current research and ideas.”  -American Sociological Association

Content: Faculty, professionals, and graduate students experience and study the “art” of sociology in many ways. This session is designed to feature these experiences and studies. Posters may present original research and data collection, theoretical works and applications, studies of public policy using sociological frameworks, as well as other forms of being engaged with the sociological imagination.

Format: Guidelines and information on constructing and displaying posters, session logistics (date, time, place), and presenter expectations details will be sent to all participants accepted into the session.

Submission Deadline: Oct. 31, 2017

Submit poster abstracts through the submission portal. Before you enter the portal, read the directions on the web page, and be ready to enter the following information:

  • POSTER TITLE
  • LIST OF AUTHOR(S) (Please provide names, affiliation [school or workplace] and email addresses for all authors, including yourself. Please list yourself as submitter.)
  • ABSTRACT  (a summary of your poster in 150 words or less)

Expectations of Poster Presenters:

  • Presenters must be members of MSS. Student membership fees are $25; professional memberships are as low as $65. 
  • Presenters must also pay advance registration fees for the meeting. Presenters must become members AND pay registration fees before March 1, 2018.
  • Those who do not pay membership AND registration fees may be dropped from the program. Advance registration fees for students are $50; for regular members, $110. You may register online at the MSS website after registration opens in late fall.
  • Posters will be on display for a particular period of time on March 23 or 24 and presenters are expected to be present during their poster session to discuss their project. You will be notified in advance of your presentation time.

Other Information: Graduate and professional poster presentations are treated like other submissions for sessions at the MSS meeting.

Professional & Graduate Poster Abstract Submission Deadline: Oct. 31, 2017

 

Guidelines for undergraduate level poster submissions

Click here to download a 1-page poster about undergrad posters.

Purpose: The Poster Session is designed to feature undergraduate work in sociology and promote interaction between all members of the Midwest Sociological Society.

“A poster presentation consists of an exhibit of materials that reports research activities or informational resources in visual and summary form. Poster presentations provide a unique platform that facilitates personal discussion of work with interested colleagues and allows meeting attendees to browse through highlights of current research and ideas.”  -American Sociological Association

Content: Undergraduate students experience and study the “art” of sociology in many ways. This session is designed to feature these experiences and studies. Posters may present original research and data collection, theoretical works and applications, studies of public policy using sociological frameworks, as well as other forms of being engaged with the sociological imagination.

Format: Guidelines and information on constructing and displaying posters, session logistics (date, time, place), and presenter expectations details will be sent to all participants accepted into the session.

Submission Deadline: Jan. 10, 2018

Submit poster abstracts through the submission portal. [NOTE:  You will not submit your entire poster through the portal – only an abstract.]  Before you enter the portal, read the directions on the web page, and be ready to enter the following information:

  • POSTER TITLE
  • LIST OF AUTHOR(S) (Please provide names, affiliation [school or workplace] and email addresses for all authors, including you. Please list yourself as submitter.)
  • FACULTY SPONSOR (Provide sponsor name and email.)
  • ABSTRACT (a summary of your poster in 150 words or less)

Expectations of Poster Presenters:

  • Presenters must be members of MSS. Student membership fees are $25. 
  • Presenters must also pay advance registration fees for the meeting. Presenters must become members AND pay registration fees before March 1, 2018.
  • Those who do not pay membership AND registration fees may be dropped from the program. Advance registration fees for students are $50. You may register online at the MSS website.
  • Posters will be on display for a particular period of time on March 23 or 24 and presenters are to be present during their poster session to discuss their project. You will be notified in advance of your presentation time.

Other Information: Undergraduate poster presentations are treated like other submissions with two exceptions: (1) All undergrad poster presenters must have a faculty sponsor. (2) Undergrad posters have a later deadline.

UNDERGRAD Poster Abstract Submission Deadline: Jan. 10, 2018