Presenter Information

Most Photovoltaic Reliability Workshop (PVRW) attendees present a poster. Please be ready to submit your poster title and paragraph abstract during the registration process. 

Posters and presentations should provide technical content related to PV reliability. Posters or presentations that are not technical in nature or are solely an advertisement are not acceptable—those authors should expect to be rejected from the workshop. The meeting chair will contact authors shortly after registration if the abstract needs modification to be accepted into the workshop.

Some PVRW attendees are invited by the program committee to give an oral presentation. Most invitations are extended by the program committee, independent of the registration process, to form sessions that address current hot topics in PV reliability. A few authors of outstanding poster abstracts that also fit into this year’s sessions may be invited to promote their poster abstract to an oral presentation.

Whether you are giving an oral presentation or a poster presentation, to have your presentation to be included in the PVRW 2020 Proceedings, you must fill out a disclosure form and email it to Pat Kline at pvrw@nrel.gov.

If you have not attended the PVRW before, you may wish to browse past proceedings to familiarize yourself with the subjects and level of detail typically found in the posters and presentations.

Details for Poster Presenters

Poster Instructions

The maximum dimensions for posters displayed at the PVRW are 46 in. wide by 46 in. long. You may be able to customize your poster print for these dimensions. Common paper sizes that fit inside the maximum dimensions include:

  • ANSI Standard Paper Size E (34 in. wide by 44 in. long)
  • Architectural Size Arch E (also known as Arch 6: 36 in. wide by 48 in. long)
  • ISO Paper Size A0 (approximately 33.1 in. wide by 46.8 in. long)

Most attendees travel to the workshop with their posters. The closest printer to the workshop is 3.3 miles from the hotel. Those staying at the venue (Sheraton Denver West hotel) may use the hotel courtesy shuttle to make trips that are less than 5 miles.The Sheraton Denver West hotel (360 Union Boulevard, Lakewood CO 80228) also accepts poster shipments, e.g., DHL, FedEx, and UPS.

Hanging Your Poster

If your travel plans allow, please hang your poster before the first poster session on Tuesday. (Many people like to browse the posters during off hours throughout each day of the workshop.)

In the workshop program, each poster is assigned a number. Find your number on the poster boards in the City Lights room (to the left and behind the PVRW check-in desk) and hang your poster there. Thumbtacks are provided.

Presenting Your Poster

During your assigned poster session (90 min. total), please stand by your poster, or have a co-author attend, to present the poster information and answer questions. Only posters that are attended will be considered for poster awards.

Poster Awards

Poster awards are presented for each day’s poster session at 17:30 in the Lakewood Ballroom.

Removing Your Poster

If possible, please leave your poster hanging through the end of Thursday’s poster session. (Many people like to browse the posters during off hours through each day of the workshop.) If you would like to take your poster home, please retrieve it by 16:00 Thursday afternoon or it will be discarded.

Details for Oral Presenters

Presentation Computer

All presentations will need to be loaded onto the workshop presentation computer before your session starts. 

The most convenient way to load the oral presentation is to send the presentation to pvrw@nrel.gov at least one week prior to the workshop. You can e-mail the file if the size is less than 25 MB, or leave it in a shared space, such as DropBox, and send a link. In either case, the presentation will be loaded on the presentation computer for you. Alternatively, you can bring the presentation to the workshop on a thumb drive and load it onto the presentation computer between the workshop sessions.

Presentation Timing

You will be informed of the workshop session for your presentation when you are invited. Please verify the time slot from workshop program, once it becomes available. We would also like you to participate as a panelist during the discussion time at the end of your session. Questions will originate from the audience via online polling.

Presentation Content

Please remember that the PVRW hosts technical attendees. Talks based on data are generally well-received, whereas those that are non-technical or based on advisement are not.