Poster presentations are an excellent mechanism to facilitate the rapid communication of scientific ideas. The poster presentation format is less formal and vey interactive because it provides the opportunity for viewers to engage in discussion and to have one-on-one interactions with both fellow viewers and the presenter. As a result, poster sessions offer the potential for new collaborations to develop among colleagues.
Posters offer the opportunity to engage with other conference attendees interested in the same subject and application as yourself.
A poster session is a good way to disseminate your work, particularly if your research falls within a narrow field of specialization.
Poster sessions offer the opportunity to practice your presentation skills.
A poster session is ideal for the early stages of the research, when you may not have much more than an idea, and you stand to benefit a lot from discussing your idea with other researchers from the same field.