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Poster Sessions

The Shared Knowledge Conference features outstanding research, displayed in poster format, from students across campus. As part of our effort to ensure that as many of UNM’s academic graduate programs are represented, each academic graduate program should nominate up to one graduate student per twenty-five enrolled to display a poster at the conference; programs with less than 25 enrolled students may still nominate a student. Students who are selected to present will benefit from the experience by interacting professionally with conference attendees, gaining valuable conference experience, adding the experience to their CV, and having their work promoted on the conference website. Student presenters will also receive feedback on their posters and projects from a panel of academic professionals, who will circulate through the conference. Non-nominated students may still participate in the conference by presenting in the LoboBites competition.

Submissions open September 1st. 


  1. Ideal posters will attractively display innovative projects which inspire dialogue between academic and non-academic circles.

  2. Recommended poster size is 24"x36" (vertical orientation). The largest poster size that will be accepted is 36"x48" (any orientation).

  3. Alternate research presentation formats, such as digital presentations, are welcome. Students are responsible for providing and setting up any extra equipment required to display their project.

  4. Poster sessions will be 60-90 minutes long, and posters will remain on display throughout the LoboBites competition and Conference Reception to allow maximum exposure and impact for student research. Students are required to stand with their posters and discuss their research with conference attendees only during their assigned poster session, but are welcome to stay for as long as they like at the conference itself. Students are also encouraged to attend the conference reception immediately following the LoboBites finals.

  5. Students are welcome to bring handouts and/or contact information to distribute to conference attendees.

  6. Students are responsible for printing their own posters. If a student's department will not cover the cost of poster printing, the student can apply to Graduate Studies for a stipend.

  7. Abstracts for posters will be published on the Graduate Studies website and will remain in the Shared Knowledge Conference Digital Repository archives after the completion of the conference.

  8. Students are responsible for the set-up and take-down of their posters. Graduate Studies is not liable for damaged or missing posters.

  9. Only graduate students nominated by their program may participate; no outside submissions will be accepted.

  1. Program faculty choose which student(s) to nominate for a poster presentation

  2. A faculty member of the program (ideally the nominated student’s advisor) should submit their nominated students' names and contact info to the Shared Knowledge Conference through the following form.

  3. The faculty nominator notifies the student of their nomination and directs the student to the conference website to learn more about poster guidelines and conference procedures.

  4. Nominated students submit their own project abstracts through the Shared Knowledge Conference submission system (part of UNM's Digital Repository). As part of their submission, they must include the name and contact information for the faculty or staff member in charge of their nomination. Students who submit abstracts without an appropriate faculty/staff contact will not be accepted to present at the conference.


Students who will be creating posters for the conference are encouraged to attend one of two poster design workshops being offered by the Graduate Resource Center and Graduate Studies in October 2018. Stay tuned for dates and times!