There is a solution. I can get 160 sheets of 8' x 4' white-coated corrugated cardboard delivered which can quickly be ducttaped into 40 U-shaped 'booths' each offering 8' x 16' feet of vertical display service and be self supporting.
cost 698.00 dollars =about 17.50 per table.
I have no way to pay for this, BUT if someone here wants to deal with getting me the money and getting re-imbursed from attendees I WILL order the shit and assemble the booths.
i think that's a great idea, but i think darren and i are going to go the route of cheap shelving. that way one side (the back) will hold the posters, and the flat side (the front) will be for poster display.
i like your idea, but where would you store all the posters? i personally don't want to be digging through boxes on the floor.