Benefits of having an iPad at a conference poster session

I recently gave a poster presentation at a conference, a first for me. Due to the organization of this event, the poster sessions actually ended up being the most effective interaction platform—oral presentations were cut down to 8 minutes, whereas I actually had several hours of conversation with interested parties.

I brought my iPad to the session (mostly in case I got bored) but had no idea it would be so useful.

Here are a few tips for using your iPad in a poster session:

I know most of these use-cases are obvious, but I hadn’t thought of them all in advance. If you have an iPad, it’s definitely worth carting it with you around the world to your poster session—although I’m sure you were going to bring it anyway.