University of Texas at Arlington

Information for Presenters

Want to showcase your geographic research by creating a poster and chatting with others about it?  I hope so, because we would love to have you!

How to register as a Showcase Poster Presenter?
Register here online to present a poster.

What is expected of presenters?
Presenters will create a poster (see details below) highlighting GIS research that is either completed or currently in process.  Then, on GIS Day stand by your poster and talk to folks about your research.  That’s it.  No pressure.  No prepared speeches.

When do presenters need to create the poster?
We would like to have all posters by November 9 so that we can get them printed, create handouts (smaller versions of your poster), etc.

How do presenters go about printing this poster?
Presenters do not need to pay to print out their poster.  When you register as a presenter, you will upload your poster file. Once uploaded, we will print the posters as well as print out smaller handouts of your poster.  When you arrive on GIS Day, your poster will already be on display and ready to go.

What specs are required of the poster files?

  • Preferred dimensions not to exceed 30' x 35'
  • PDF file format
  • Maximum file size: 8 MB

Do presenters get anything snazzy for their efforts?
Yes, of course. Every presenter will receive a "Certificate of Attendance", and an impressive GIS activity to put on their resumes. And top three posters will get a gift card values:

  • 1st Place: $75
  • 2nd Place: $50
  • 3rd Place: $25

To see poster winners of GIS Day 2016, go to