Guidelines for Poster Presentations

You don't have to use this template, its just an example of the correct dimensions, etc.

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Posters will be displayed on poster boards with a usable space 3 feet tall x 4 feet wide (Landscape Preferred). Printed posters will be mounted on poster boards using pushpins.



  • Bring pins to put up the poster in case none are provided!!!!

  • All text and figures should be legible from distances of at least three to four feet.

  • Posters must be placed on poster boards prior to the Poster Session on the day(s) your poster is scheduled, as per program schedule.

  • Posters must remain on the boards during the Poster Session for viewing and you must be available to explain the poster to attendees.

  • Bring only items which can be mounted on poster boards. There will be no electrical or projection capabilities provided.

  • All items for posting should be prepared in advance, with posting alone remaining. Graphic supplies will not be available.

  • Since we anticipate, and encourage, more poster viewing and readership outside the judging time periods, we suggest that contact emails (or other contact details you are comfortable with) associated with the presenter, be clearly noted on the poster to encourage further communication during the meeting.

  • Avoid having too much text on your poster and avoid reading the text when explaining your results to attendees that visit your poster.

  • Make use of bullet points instead of long paragraphs of text. This make it easier to follow without too much reading.

  •  Practice your poster presentation so that you are prepared. 

  • Anticipate potential questions so that you are not caught off guard with simple questions.