The poster sessions will take place on Friday, May 4th, from 1:00-3:00 pm. The poster presentations will be grouped by topic and each presenter will be assigned a board position, which will be posted to the website.

Display -- Push pins will be supplied. The boards also accept velcro. The board is 4 feet (48") high and 6 feet (72") long. (Picture) The boards are double-sided and each poster has one entire side. You may arrange your display any way you like using these constraints -- one large sheet or several small ones.

Coverage -- We recommend that your poster be self-explanatory, freeing you from answering obvious questions so that you are available to supplement and discuss particular points of interest. Will a casual observer walk away understanding your major findings after a quick perusal of your material? Will a more careful reader learn enough to ask informed questions? Ask yourself, “What would I need to know if I were viewing this material for the first time?” It’s a good idea to bring some business cards with you to hand out to people who want to contact you.

Clarity -- Is the sequence of information evident? Indicate the ordering of your material with numbers, letters, or arrows. Place your major points in the poster and save the non­essential sidelights for informal discussion. Please bring at least 30 copies of your longer paper for distribution to interested participants. We recommend that you make these copies before the conference because photocopy facilities are limited at the hotel.

Layout -- Prepare a label indicating the title of your paper and author. The lettering for this section should be at least 1 inch high. A copy of your abstract (300 words or less) in large typescript should be posted in the upper left-hand corner of the poster board. Use the remainder of the board for handouts, figures, tables, or printouts that illustrate your major results/findings and how you got there. If there is a theoretical model, or if you need to write out some estimating equation, that should clearly precede any empirical results. Material pre-mounted on heavy board may be difficult to tack to the poster board. All lettering should be at least 3/8 inch high, preferably in a bold font.

Printing: SOLE has made an arrangements with a local UPS facility to print and ship posters. They offer two poster sizes:

2' x 3' = $60
2' x 4' = $65

(sorry, this is an American supplier so their measurements are in feet).

Artwork requirements:

• Artwork must be full scale
• Resolution must be 300 dpi or higher
• All text and important images need to be within 0.5 inches of the edge of the poster to assure nothing is cut off during the trimming process
• No borders

Shipping: You may email your source file to and put SOLE 2018 in your subject line. Their price includes international shipping. If you submit your artwork by the deadline of April 19th, UPS will ship them in bulk to the hotel.

You may decide to ship your poster directly to the hotel. In this case, send it to

Westin Harbour Castle
TDI Business Centre
1 Harbour Square
Toronto, Ontario M5J 1A6
416 363 8386

Package Shipping Instructions
Sample packing label

(Note the storage fees.)

Of course, you can print and carry your poster with you to avoid these additional fees.