Here is what SAA says about student posters & papers:
The 2017 Student Program Subcommittee is accepting proposals for two special sessions dedicated to student scholarship during the SAA Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon, July 23-29, 2017. Work from both master's and doctoral students will be considered.
Graduate Student Paper Session
The work of three current archives students will be selected for presentation during a traditional open-session format. Each speaker will be allotted fifteen minutes to present a paper. Thirty minutes will be reserved for audience questions and discussion. Proposals may relate to the student's applied or theoretical research as well as research pertinent to the profession. Participant selection will be based on the quality of proposals submitted. Presenters and paper titles will be listed in the official program.
Graduate Student Poster Session
Individual posters may describe applied or theoretical research that is completed or underway; discuss interesting collections with which students have worked; or report on archives and records projects in which students have participated (e.g., development of finding aids, public outreach, database construction, etc.). Submissions should focus on research or activity conducted within the previous academic year (Fall 2016 to Summer 2017). Poster dimensions: 32 inches by 40 inches (may read vertically or horizontally).
You can do this! Learn more here: http://archivists.org/am2017/program/call-for-student-proposals