Poster Guidelines

Poster Presentations should include the following:

1. A title listing the authors and their affiliations
2. Headings for each poster section
3. A copy of the abstract. Any abbreviations used should be identified in the abstract
4. A brief introduction which states the problem that you are addressing as well as some background on the issue
5. Results, tables, and graphs that include explanatory captions
6. A discussion section
7. A summary
8. A conclusion
9. A reference list, if applicable, and acknowledgements

Poster Layout:

Generally, the poster print needs to be readable from three feet. The presentation areas accommodate posters that are sized 4×8 ft or less; you will be able to attach any size poster that does not exceed these measurements. The most important data should be at eye level.

1. The poster should flow horizontally only 
2. The different sections should be physically distinct from each other, and labeled with headings.
3. Choose a font that is easy to read, e.g. Arial is more easily read than Times New Roman. 
4. The print size should be 30 point or larger for the title.
5. The abstract print size should be no smaller than 22 point.
6. Different print sizes may be used in different sections of the poster text to emphasize certain points. 
7. Color graphics should provide enough contrast to be well seen at three feet. A blue background with yellow text works well for both slides and prints. 
8. Dark colors work well. Bright colors like red work well if the exposed margin is small. Pastels tend to appear washed out.