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2016 OHA Annual Meeting
October 12-16, 2016
Long Beach, California
Renaissance Long Beach
OHA@50: Traditions, Transitions and Technologies from the Field

Call for Posters: Oral History Poster Session & Project Bazaar

Oral History Association 2016

October 12-16, Long Beach, California


Show us your oral history projects, posters, exhibits, demonstrations, and experiments! Make connections! Get inspired!


We invite proposals for a poster session and project show and tell that will be held at the Oral History Association Annual Meeting in Long Beach, California. The Oral History Poster Session and Project Bazaar will take place from 3:00-4:00 pm Saturday, October 15, 2016 in the exhibit hall. Presenters will be available to discuss their projects during the session. Proposals addressing the meeting theme, “OHA@50: Traditions, Transitions, and Technologies from the Field” are especially welcome, but any timely subject of interest to oral history will be considered.


The Oral History Poster Session and Project Bazaar provides an opportunity for informal, interactive presentations and discussions. This will be a forum for exchanging innovative ideas and for useful feedback and discussion. Presenters can share their work with a larger audience than is possible in a panel format, and there’s room to experiment and get creative. Viewers have an opportunity to become acquainted with new work quickly and easily and have more time to study the information and discuss it with presenters. There is more time for one-to-one discussion with people interested in presenters’ research than in a typical panel session. This session can be used to showcase a completed project or to communicate ideas about research in progress.


Submission requirements: Space is limited so consider how to best show your project visually and/or with portable a/v. Proposals should include a title and a description of how the presentation relates to the theme. Abstracts can be up to 250 words.  Because OHA evaluates only the abstract in its decision, be sure that it clearly conveys the purpose of your presentation. The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2016.


Notification: The proposal submitter will be notified if the proposal has been accepted by September 1, 2016.


Registration: All poster session and project bazaar presenters must register and pay for the conference. Presenters must be present to answer questions during this session.


Poster and project requirements: Posters should be eye-catching, visual representations of a topic. An effective poster presentation highlights, with a visual display, the main points or components of a project. Text and images should be large enough to be seen from a distance of several feet. Exact size and technical specifications will be distributed when presenters are informed of their acceptance. Projects of all types are welcome but presenters will be asked to explain how they will visually represent their work.


  • A maximum of two presenters per poster or project is best. Presenters should prepare short summaries of the project and be prepared to answer questions.

  • Each presenter will be assigned a table-top space within an exhibit hall where presenters will display and discuss their presentation. Presenters should bring their own laptops and their own supplies, including pins, tacks, or other material to mount their displays on the display board, or have their displays already mounted on their own poster board which they can display on the table top. Feel free to get creative with the space!

  • Presenters are also encouraged to bring handouts or other supplementary materials, a sheet to record contact information for attendees who request additional information, and business cards.




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