OMEP-Poster Session

NAEYC 2016 Annual Conference

Los Angeles, CA

November 2-5, 2016

Proposal Deadline

Friday, September 16, 2016

Theme: The Culture of Childhood

This poster session is designed to address the goals listed below. Please consider these goals as you prepare your proposal. All proposals undergo a blind review process. Proposals will evaluated on overall quality as well as the degree to which they support the goals of the OMEP poster session. Priority will be given to proposals that address the theme.

Subtopics might include:

  • Play and Resilience
  • Families
  • School and community

Poster Session:

This will provide opportunities for presenters to:

Access a wider forum of professionals for sharing and discussing research, curriculum ideas, and teaching practices related to Early Childhood Education.

Become more aware of current state, national and international policy issues and how they affect children, families, and communities.

Examine replicable strategies for working on issues involving the global welfare of children.

Inspire others to make a relevant difference in the lives of early childhood educators and the children they serve.

Poster Format: 

Posters may present research, curriculum highlights, teaching strategies, policy issues, comparative studies, etc.  Special attention and priority will be given to presentations focusing on issues related to the theme.

Posters should be prepared for display on tri-fold poster boards. Participants will not be allowed to display the poster information on the surface of the provided rectangular table. That space is for any handouts and the poster board. Use poster paper or thin cardboard to prepare posters. No poster or other materials will be allowed to be affixed to walls. Do not expect that electrical outlets will be available. Posters should be simple. Limit your points due to space limitations. Be prepared to elaborate verbally the information that supports your points. All pictures, graphs, figures, charts, etc. must be large enough to be seen from a distance of 5-10 feet. Handouts are strongly suggested.

Author’s Table:

If you have published a book within the last two years and would like to have it displayed at the conference, please send a complete citation of the book so that it can be listed in the program.  Authors are expected to provide copies of books for display during the poster session. The author is responsible for retrieving any book on display after the session.

Submission Guidelines:

Please submit via e-mail or the postal service:
1. Cover page including:

A. Title
B. Author(s) contact information (names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses).                               Authors will be contacted via email.

2. Proposal Description (1 page maximum) including:

A. Title
B. Goals of the conference to be addressed in this proposed session
C. Abstract

Submission deadline:

Proposal must be received by September 16, 2016. Announcement of acceptance of poster proposals will be sent by September 30, 2016.

Send proposals to:                                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Debi Strevy                                                                                                                                                                            


Telephone: 205-934-5419

Mailing Address:  EB 103

1720 2nd Ave. S.

Birmingham, AL 35294-1250


Please direct questions via e-mail to:

Poster Committee:

Grace Jepkemboi

University of Alabama at Birmingham


Deborah Strevy

University of Alabama at Birmingham


Lynn Kirkland