Poster sessions are lively, engaging sessions promoting the exchange of new research findings in a visual format. Poster sessions are interactive and provide an opportunity to interact face-to-face with researchers, to ask questions, discuss findings, and share information. 

All poster presenters must register for the conference by January 13, 2021.  Registration will open in late September, 2020. 

Submission Deadline for #ADAA2021 is Wednesday, November 4, 2020.'

Important Information About the Impact of COVID-19

We recognize that the impact of COVID-19 may interfere with our ability to convene a fully in-person conference in Boston in 2021. As such, ADAA is planning for a variety of contingencies including offering our March 18-21, 2020 conference as a hybrid meeting or a virtual conference. Regardless of the format for the 2021 conference, #ADAA2021 will feature poster sessions. ADAA will continue to monitor the health situation and will provide regular updates. 

To Create a Submission:

ADAA is excited to launch a new conference submission portal for the #ADAA2021 Annual Conference. As such, please note that the submission process is slightly different from previous years. View this brief tutorial video for helpful tips on submitting for 2021.

  • Begin your submission by logging in here. If you are currently an ADAA member your log in credentials will be the same as your profile credentials. If you are not currently an ADAA member, you will need to create a nonmember account. If you have questions about logging in email us at
  • Once you are logged in you will be asked to provide a title for your new research poster and select New Research Poster as your submission type
  • Once you have entered that information you will be taken to your "task list" detailing all required information for submissions. A green check mark will appear as you complete each required section.
  • When all required information has been entered you will be able to preview and submit your poster. You may log in and adjust your proposal as many times as necessary prior to submitting. NOTE: Once you have submitted your proposal you will not able to make additional changes.

Helpful Submission Documents

Preparing an Effective Poster

An effective poster is self‐contained and self‐explanatory, balancing graphics and text. It is not a page‐by‐page printout of a journal paper. Posters should stimulate discussion, not give a long presentation. Therefore, keep text to a minimum, do not include the entire abstract, emphasize graphics, and make sure every item in your poster is necessary. Proofread the copy before printing.

  • Poster Size: Your poster should not exceed  4' (46 inches) high x 4' (46 inches) wide. The poster boards are 4 feet high x 8 feet wide (two presenters will share space on a 4' x 8' board). Important: Posters will be removed from the board if it does not meet these size specifications.
  • Identify the title and author(s) of your poster within a 10"-wide heading across the top of the board. Posters should be readable from a distance of at least 3 feet; so use bold type at least 1/4" high (minimum of 22 points).
  • Use a block-style font on a white, flat-finish (nonglossy) background. Keep charts, drawings, and illustrations as simple as possible. Avoid using fine lines or rules. Photographs should be processed with a matte or dull finish. Captions and labels should be brief and concise.
  • Indicate by numbers, letters, or arrows if a preferred sequence should be followed in studying your poster.
  • The poster should be self-explanatory so that you are free to supplement information and discuss particular points raised by inquiry during the poster session.
  • Your poster will also be identifiable by its poster number, which will be on the board and listed in the Online Program Guide and the Conference Mobile App.
  • When choosing a background, remember that neutral or gray colors will be easier on the eyes than a bright color. Also, color photos and color graphs look best when mounted on grey. 
  • Consider posting a PDF of your poster on your personal website and including its URL on your poster in a clearly visible text 

Please contact ADAA at if you have questions about poster submissions.