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"WHY ATTEND CONFERENCE WHEN I'M A STUDENT?"
Here are some of the benefits just for students:
- Network with over 1,000 professional social workers and meet with representatives from agencies all over NJ!
- Save over $200 on the cost of Conference registration if you are an NASW Student Member (join first at www.naswnj.org).
a poster presentation for display at the Conference and save an additional $10 on the cost of registration.
(Read below for important information on submitting a poster presentation.)
- Attend keynote speaker sessions and choose from among the many breakout workshops.
- Stay at the beautiful Borgata Hotel for $99/night for a room with 1 King bed or $119/night for 2 Queen beds.
(Hint: come with friends and split the cost!)
NOTE: The student registration rate is available for current BSW & MSW student members only.
If you are a student, join NASW at www.naswnj.org now in order to get these rates to attend the Annual Conference!
POSTER PRESENTATION INFORMATION
Students who submit poster presentations will have numerous opportunities to network with over 1000 professional social workers and exhibitors. Students bringing posters to the Annual Conference will be able to drop them off at the Conference Registration desk when they arrive at the Borgata Hotel during regular Conference hours, then our staff will take care of setting up the display.
Student posters will be displayed in common areas during all three days of the conference. Students may stand by their posters during refreshment and lunch breaks to discuss their work with other conference attendees. Students who register to display posters will receive additional registration and poster set up information closer to the date of the conference.
Poster Size: all
posters will be hung on wall panels so they must be no larger than 38” x 38"
For ALL Posters, include:
- Title, author, date, school, and faculty sponsor if applicable
- Abstract of 50 words or less that summarizes the poster content
- Discussion of results/findings and their implications for SW
For a Research Focus, include:
- Background including research question and relevant literature
- Methodology used in conducting research
- Findings – often presented in tables, graphs and charts
For a Conceptual or Policy Focus, include:
- Background including a
statement of the problem/policy
- Brief review of relevant literature
DO’S AND DON’TS OF POSTER PRESENTATIONS
DO divide the contents of your poster into appropriate sections.(E.g.
title of paper, author, institutional affiliation; abstract; methodology; data;
results; conclusions). Be sure to include each section on separate
sheet(s) of paper.
DON’T mount the entire text of a paper as the poster.
DO use a neutral poster or matte board. A splash of color here and
there, perhaps highlighting central finding(s) or provocative results, will
make your poster "stand out" from the crowd. Also, graphs, charts
and/or tables (color if possible) help make your poster interesting.
DON’T use less than 18 font for any text you
mount- small font is hard to read.
use larger lettering for the poster's title, author and institutional
affiliation but avoid fonts that are script or difficult to read. Also,
use a black felt-tip pen (Sharpie) if hand
lettering is required.
DON’T use audiovisual equipment or anything that requires electricity.
DO be concise with your written material.
Save elaborative points for discussion/interaction with viewers. For
conclusions, focus on a central finding that lends itself to informal
feel free to stand by your poster during the refreshment breaks to
network and explain your project to other conference attendees.
MOST OF ALL, DO HAVE FUN DEVELOPING AND SHARING YOUR POSTER PRESENTATION!