Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Poster Presenters
Congratulations on being chosen to present a poster at the 35th PVSC! Poster sessions are critical to the success of the conference, contributing to both the breadth and the depth of coverage in photovoltaic technology. Poster papers make it possible for a large number of important developments in the field of photovoltaics to be presented. In addition, the poster sessions allow authors the opportunity to personally interact and network with interested parties, and discuss research results at a level of detail that cannot be approached in formal questions following an oral presentation.

The posters will all be displayed in the KAMEHAMEHA EXHIBIT HALL III. All posters will be displayed from Monday through Thursday. Poster boards will be arranged with letters designating each aisle and numbered poster position on each aisle. Specific locations for your poster will be available on this website in June.

Poster Size
The area available for the poster is limited to a rectangle 48 inch tall by 36 inch wide (122 cm by 91 cm). THE POSTER CHAIR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO TRIM ANY POSTERS LARGER THAN THE ALLOCATED SIZE TO THE ALLOCATED SIZE!!! Tables in front of poster boards are PROHIBITED.

On-site Printing
You may bring your printed posters with you or print them on site. Click here to download the information/order form.

Poster materials must be legible from a distance of two meters. Lettering in text and figures should be at least 5 mm, and the headings should be at least 10 mm. The title of the paper, the authors, and their affiliations should appear near the top of the poster in letters approximately 25 mm high.

The surface of the mounting board is pushpin friendly. Posters must be mounted to the boards with pushpins. Push pins will NOT be available at the conference; you must bring your own. We also recommend that you attach an envelope near the bottom of the poster for people to leave business cards for reprints, etc. Please do not leave reprints of the paper on the floor.
  • The poster boards will be available on the morning of Monday June 21 for mounting your poster. You must mount your posters between 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
  • Posters will need to be down by 2:00 PM Thursday June 24. Any posters not removed on time will be removed and discarded.

1. Be sure to upload your manuscript, following the guidelines on the PVSC website (, by June 20, 2010
2. Electronically sign the Copyright form and BRING A COPY WITH YOU
3. Reminder to all presenters:

  • Manuscripts are required for all oral and poster presentations in Areas 1-9.  Manuscripts are accepted for oral and poster presentations in Area 10, but are not required.  Please follow the guidelines provided in Author Central Step 4 (  We value ALL your contributions and expect each to be represented in the Proceedings.
  • Remember: If you have not uploaded your paper, you will not be allowed to present!

Best Poster Award
To encourage excellence in poster paper content and presentation, a Poster Award Program is sponsored by the conference committee. Poster judges will review posters and select one for an award from each of the seven technical areas in the program. The judging criteria will be based on technical content, clarity of presentation and the significance of the work. The primary author of each award winning paper will receive a certificate at the closing ceremony on Friday, June 25th. A personalized plaque will be mailed to the primary author of award winning posters during the month following the conference.

Further Inquires
Questions on poster instructions and awards should be directed to the Poster Program Chair:
Mehran Arbab
PPG Industries, Inc.
[email protected]