Poster Presenter Guidelines

Important Dates:

June 11: Watch for email from Alerts@ATIVsoftware.com with individualized poster upload instructions for App.

June 17, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. EDT: Remo poster presentation practice session open.

**New** June 18, noon-4:00 p.m. EDT: Extra Remo poster presentation practice session open.

June 18, 8:00 p.m. EDT: Deadline to upload poster to App. This deadline applies to all poster authors. Note that uploading your poster to the App will not upload it to Remo. You will separately upload your poster to Remo on the day of your presentation.

June 21: “A” poster presenters will upload their poster PDF to their Remo table.

June 22: “B” poster presenters will upload their poster PDF to their Remo table.

June 23: “C” poster presenters will upload their poster PDF to their Remo table.

**New** July 16 July 20: Last day to view posters in the App.



Uploading Virtual Poster files to the App

Upload PDF

Record poster audio

PDF preparation tips

Audio overview tips

Presenting in Live Poster Sessions

Test your system

Remo live test session

Log in to the Poster Hall/Remo

Find your table

Upload your poster to the Whiteboard

Remo presenter tips

Poster session schedule/floors



Posters online until July 16 July 20: Poster PDFs will remain online in the Conference App until July 16, 2021 July 20, 2021. If you would like your poster to be removed from the app sooner, please contact Anne Marie Mahoney: mahoney@genetics-gsa.org.

Poster presentations at Worm21 will consist of two parts:

  • Virtual Poster Files in the App: Poster PDFs with an optional 2-minute audio overview will be available to conference registrants via the app between June 21 and June 24 July 20. Presenters will upload their posters between June 14–June 18. Attendees will be able to leave questions as comments near the bottom of the poster’s abstract in the app.
  • Live Poster Sessions on Remo: Poster sessions will take place via the Remo video conferencing platform, which mimics an in-person poster event. Each presenter will be assigned their own “table,” which is a group video chat room with a “whiteboard” where presenters will upload their poster file to reference during the discussions. Each poster presenter will present for one hour in a live poster session.

Each poster presenter will need to do the following:

  1. Register for the conference by May 13. If you do not register by the deadline, you will not receive the poster upload link.
  2. Test your computer, browser, internet, and camera/microphone for compatibility with the live poster session platform. Test system now ≫
  3. Create a PDF poster file (single page) that is <10 MB in size.
  4. Practice giving a 2-minute audio overview of your poster.
  5. Between June 14 and June 18, upload the PDF file and record the audio overview as described below. You must use the Chrome web browser to record audio.
  6. By June 17, create a Remo account and explore the test session to practice navigating the system. You will receive information about the test session via email.
  7. Fifteen minutes before your assigned poster session, access your poster session via the Conference App, log into Remo, find your assigned floor and table, and upload your poster PDF (no audio overview) to your table’s whiteboard. Then the session will begin! It is important that you arrive at your table fifteen minutes in advance of your scheduled time so you have time to upload your poster.
  8. Attendees who can’t make it to your poster session can also leave questions for you in the App, so be sure to check the “Discussion” section at the bottom of your poster abstract in the App.

Uploading Virtual Poster files to the App

Presenters must upload a PDF version of their poster to the Conference App using the personalized link that will be sent via email from alerts@ATIVsoftware.com with the subject line “Invitation to Add Content to Worm21” on June 14. We suggest you add alerts@ATIVsoftware.com to your email contacts to ensure the message does not end up in your junk folder.

Poster materials will be made available to all conference registrants via the app between June 21 and June 24. Attendees can leave questions for you in the App, so be sure to check the “Discussion” section at the bottom of your poster entry in the App before June 24.

You can view a sample Virtual Poster in a test App to get a sense of how attendees will view your poster file. Read instructions for viewing sample Virtual Poster ≫

Poster upload invitation sent to presenters: June 14
Poster upload deadline: June 18, 8:00 p.m. EDT
File size limit: 10 MB
Browser requirement: Latest version of Google Chrome

Upload PDF

  • Ensure you are using Chrome as your web browser.
  • Click the “Portal Login” link in the email from alerts@ATIVsoftware.com.
  • Log in to the portal using your registration badge number and last name. You can find your badge number in your conference registration confirmation email, which was sent from the address NoReply@Convention-Mail.com.
  • Click on the blue plus sign next to “Virtual Poster” to upload your PDF.
  • It may take a few minutes for the upload to complete, depending on your internet connection.
  • You can now record audio, if desired.
  • If you don’t want to include audio with your poster, simply click “Done” without recording.

Record poster audio

When you upload your poster PDF, you will have the option to record a 2-minute audio overview that attendees can listen to while they view your poster before the conference. Because the file is limited to two minutes in length, we recommend you practice your timing before you start recording. You must use the web browser Google Chrome for uploading your poster and recording audio.

  • After you upload your PDF file, click the red microphone button to record your audio.
  • When you’ve finished, click the stop button.
  • You can replay the audio using the blue play icon or delete the file and start again using the trashcan icon.
  • Press the “Done” button once you are happy with the recording.

PDF preparation tips

  • Your PDF file must be smaller than 10 MB. For maximum accessibility by all attendees, we recommend making the file as small as possible.
  • The poster will be displayed as a single page.
  • Remember that people will be viewing the poster on a computer screen. To aid legibility, we recommend using large font sizes and a landscape page orientation. As a reference, many laptops have a screen aspect ratio of 16:9; so for example, this ratio would match a 36″ high by 64″ wide physical poster.
  • Viewers will be able to zoom in to inspect any part of your poster, but there is no scroll function. For this reason, we do not recommend long, portrait-orientated posters.
  • Divide the poster into distinct, well-labelled sections (large font size) to help people follow along while listening to the audio overview.
  • You can read more tips on how to create virtual posters in this article from the App developers.
  • You can view a sample virtual poster (PDF with audio) in a test App to get a sense of how attendees will view your poster file. Instructions for viewing sample virtual poster ≫

Audio overview tips

  • You can’t describe every aspect of your poster in two minutes; you should instead provide an overview of key points and highlights that will encourage viewers to learn more by reading your poster or attending your live session.
  • As you discuss different parts of your poster, refer to the sections using their titles, so that viewers can focus on the relevant part of your poster.
  • Practice the timing to make sure you can cover your key points within the allowed two minutes.
  • Speak slowly and clearly to ensure you are easily understood, including by attendees whose first language is not English.
  • For best audio quality, use a headset or external microphone if possible.

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Presenting in Live Poster Sessions

Poster Sessions will take place using the Remo virtual platform. Remo provides a video discussion forum that mimics an in-person networking event. Group video chats take place at “tables” that accommodate up to eight people at once. Attendees can navigate the poster sessions via a floor plan that shows each table and the number of “seats” taken at the table. Presenters can display their poster to table attendees by uploading it to the table Whiteboard. They will discuss their work with groups of attendees coming and going throughout the session, just like at an in-person meeting! Watch 3-min video introduction to Remo ≫

Presenting in Live Poster Sessions

Test your system

Poster presenters must test their system for compatibility with the Remo platform at the test page below before the conference. Not all web browsers are supported. Make sure you are using the computer and browser that you plan to use during the live sessions.

Important note: you cannot access Remo from a tablet or iPad.

If your system fails the tests and you are not able to resolve the issue by using a different browser, please contact mahoney@genetics-gsa.org with your question.

Remo live test session

On Thursday, June 17, you can access a Remo test session to get more familiar with logging in and navigating the platform. Remember that you must register your Remo account using the same email as your conference registration. You will be able to enter the test session at any time between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. EDT, and you can find the link on the “Live Poster Hall” page of the Conference App.

NEW: There will be an additional Remo live test session on Friday June 18, noon – 4p.m. EDT. Click here to access the test session.

You can only log in to Remo on one device/browser. Remember to sign out when you have finished testing.

Log in to the Poster and Exhibit Hall/Remo

You will be able access the Poster and Exhibit Hall only during a scheduled poster session or the test session on June 17.

  1. Log in to the Conference App using your registration badge number and last name.
  2. Find your poster (you can search for your last name).
  3. Note that the last letter of your program number indicates which day you will be presenting: A=Monday; B=Tuesday; C=Wednesday.  E.g., Poster 106A is in Poster Session A, which is on Monday.
  4. Go to the “Live Poster Hall” link on the App homepage (also available via the “More” tab).
  5. Click the link corresponding to your Poster Session and the relevant day.
  6. Click “Join Event Now” on the Remo event welcome page. join event button
  7. Register for Remo with exactly the same email address you used to register for the conference. Do not use the option to log in via Google. You will need to create a Remo password when you register.

Find your table

Fifteen minutes before your assigned poster session starts, you should access the Poster Hall. When you enter, you will be assigned to a random table and must then navigate to your assigned table. Make sure you know your poster program number. It can be found on the Author Assignment page or in the Conference App (listed as “PgmNr”).

  1. You will be assigned to a random table when you first enter the Poster Hall and must immediately navigate to your assigned poster table.
  2. Click here to look up which floor your poster program number is assigned to. Or you can check the session listing on the top right of the Remo floor plan.
  3. Once you have found the table with your poster number, double click on the table.
  4. You are now seated at your poster table. You should see your circle icon (showing your photo or first initial) displayed on your chosen table. Turn on your microphone and camera and upload your poster to the Whiteboard.


Worm21 Remo Floor Plan

Upload your poster to the Whiteboard

  1. Once you are at your assigned table, click either the “Whiteboard” or the “More” icon at the bottom of your screen to access the Whiteboard feature
  2. Click the upload icon Upload icon at the bottom of the toolbar on the left-hand side. If you do not see the Upload icon, you may need to enlarge your browser window or scroll down within the tool bar.
  3. Select your poster file, then click on a spot on the Whiteboard to drop your poster.

Once the file finishes uploading, the poster should now appear on the Whiteboard. Zoom in to 150% to force the Whiteboard to render at the best resolution, then zoom out to your desired zoom level.

To remove a poster file from the Whiteboard: make sure the “arrow” tool is selected in your Whiteboard toolbar, then click the poster image and use your keyboard’s “Delete” button.

Remo presenter tips

  • Test before you present. Make sure you have tested your browser, technology, and video sharing settings before the session. Test system now ≫
  • Turn off all unneeded apps. This will improve the performance of Remo and the quality of your audio and video feed.
  • Zoom in to 150% to improve resolution. If your poster looks blurry on the Whiteboard, zoom in to 150% using the controls in the lower right. Wait a few seconds for the Whiteboard to render and once the resolution looks better you can zoom back out.
  • Try not to move the PDF around once you are giving your presentation When you move your poster within the Whiteboard, it will move for all the viewers. You can zoom in and out without affecting the display for viewers. The best strategy is to direct people where to look verbally and by pointing with your cursor. To prevent viewers from moving your poster on the Whiteboard, you can lock it in place; select your poster with your cursor and click Command + L (Mac) or Ctrl + L (PC).
  • Want to share a link with your table’s visitors? Add it to the Table Chat. Select “Chat” at the bottom of the screen and then “Table Chat.”

Poster session schedule/floors

You will present your poster in one session based on the letter and number following your poster number assignment.

So, for example if your poster number is even and ends in “A”, you will be presenting on Monday, June 21 at 2:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m.

Monday, June 21

2:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m. – Even A posters

3:15 p.m.–4:15 p.m. – Odd A posters

Tuesday, June 22

2:45 p.m.–3:45 p.m. – Even B posters

3:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m. – Odd B posters

Wednesday, June 23

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. – Even C posters

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. – Odd C posters


You can find your assigned floor using the Poster Table Finder page in the App.

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Frequently Asked Questions - Poster Presenters

What dimensions should my poster be? Do you have any guidelines for presenting a virtual poster?

What file type should my poster be?

How do I create a PDF at a certain size?

Why does my poster look blurry in Remo?

I've zoomed into 150% and my poster still looks blurry.

Do I have to record the audio overview?

The image quality of my poster is reduced after I upload it to the App. What can I do to improve it?

Will my poster be available online after the meeting? Will people be able to download my poster?

Will the live poster sessions be recorded?

My system failed the Remo system check. Can you help me troubleshoot?

I tried to enter a Poster Session, but it said the event was full. How can I get into the session?

Why do I have to upload my poster to the App and then again in Remo?

Why does my poster upload to the Remo Whiteboard fail?

I have a question not answered by the FAQs. Who should I contact?