Annual Meetings Graduate Student Information
Intended for disseminating preliminary results from graduate thesis work. Those accepted receive the following support:
- Travel subsidies up to $500 for domestic flights or train fare, up to $800 for international flights. (Note! Book on your own after notified of paper or poster acceptance. Plan to arrive on Thursday and depart on Sunday. REIMBURSEMENTS BY A CHEQUE DRAWN ON AN AMERICAN BANK, based on receipts)
- Complimentary hotel rooms (double occupancy, shared with another graduate student) for up to 3 nights. (Available to all participating graduate students, even if not presenting. ROOMS WILL BE BOOKED BY MEETINGS COORDINATOR, more info about this in early July)
- 60 percent discount on the registration fee
- 80 percent discount on the Saturday Presidential Banquet
- Free dinner with other graduate students Friday night.
Graduate students who have presented a poster are eligible for the dissertation session in a subsequent year, but may present a poster session only once during their graduate career. If a student applies both for the dissertation session and to present a poster, and the student is accepted to be part of the dissertation session, a prior invitation to present a poster that year will be withdrawn. Participating in the poster session does not preclude submitting a paper and having it accepted for the regular program the following year.
Graduate students interested in attending the annual meeting but not participating in the poster session are eligible, depending on funding availability, for up to three nights’ complimentary hotel room (double occupancy, shared with another graduate student). Send requests to the email addresses listed above. Applicants must be members of the Association. Deadline: July 1, 2019. Awards announced by mid-to-late-July. Questions about the poster session should be directed to the Meetings Coordinator (Jari Eloranta, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Practical Details on the Poster:
To ease travel complications, we will provide the poster board. We intend to purchase Staple Poster Board, 22″ x 28″ (OR something very similar). To attach the posters, we will bring tacks and tape.
As you prepare your poster please remember that “Less is More.” Think of your poster as an advertisement of your paper, not as the paper itself. Your goal is to engage people in conversation and encourage them to take a copy of your paper home with them. Those who are looking at a poster want to quickly know what question you are asking, why that is an interesting question and what answer you propose. You want people to be able to see everything on your poster from a comfortable distance. That means you will want to large font (minimum 12 pt.). And remember, a picture is worth a thousand words: graphs tell a story much more effectively than words. Is there a graph that captures the puzzle addressed in your paper?
You will want to bring along approximately 25 copies of your paper which interested people can take with them. Be sure to include your name, your affiliation, email address, and a date on your title page. If you have business cards, bring those too.
The posters will be displayed in the foyer where our coffee breaks are held. This will give you maximum exposure in a minimum amount of time. There will be designated times when the poster presenters are asked to be with their posters, namely Friday afternoon and all day Saturday.
Dissertation Session Finalists:
NOTE! Ph.D. recipients selected as finalists for the dissertation session will receive also a travel subsidy cheque. See procedures for applying for the Nevins or Gerschenkron prizes on EH.Net. Please note that you need to: 1) book your own air etc. travel; 2) plan to arrive on Thursday and depart on Sunday; 3) plan on and register for the Saturday evening banquet – that is when the prizes are announced.