2017 PSS Conference


Pennsylvania Sociological Society

67th Annual Meeting

October 27-28, 2017

Community College of Allegheny County






The annual PSS conference features a dedicated undergraduate poster session. Posters will be judged on poster content, visual presentation, and verbal interaction; the best poster will receive a “Best Poster Award” certificate and cash award.


PSS will provide easels, foam boards, and clips; all you need to bring is the poster.


Sizing is important! Foam boards are 36” tall x 50” wide; Standard poster templates print posters 36 tall x 48 wide.


Free Poster Templates are available at http://www.posterpresentations.com/html/free_poster_templates.html?gclid=CIS7x-HV4L4CFXQ1MgodH2AADQ


Posters MUST include:

  • Title, author(s), and college name

  • Abstract

  • References in APA or ASA

  • If empirical research was completed, poster must include IRB Approval number and/or date of approval






Posters should be considered a snapshot of your work intended to engage colleagues in a dialog about the work. A poster requires you to distill the work, yet not lose the message.


The first impressions of your poster are crucial. The title is important! It should be short and comprehensible to a broad audience.


Organize the poster from one succinct frame to another in a logical fashion from beginning to end.


Use first-rate pictorial material (charts and tables) to display complex ideas.


On the day of the conference, have engaging presenter–audience interaction.


Excerpts from Erren, T. & Bourne, P.E. (May 25, 2007). Ten Simple Rules for a Good Poster Presentation. PLOS.  DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.003010. Retrieved June 4, 2014 from http://www.ploscompbiol.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pcbi.0030102



PSS 2020-21 President

Barbara Prince, Ph.D.

Lebanon Valley College


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