Poster Guidelines

Poster Size and Display

  • Please limit your poster size to 32″x 44″ which can be either portrait or landscape; each presenter will have a space for their poster, which will provide a place to hang the poster and other information such as handouts and category headings. Larger sizes will NOT be accommodated without prior arrangement.
  • Presenters are required to assemble and disassemble their own poster; you will be advised when to do so.
  • We will provide rigid poster backing for each presenter to hang their poster.

Poster Format and Design Tips

  • Poster headings should include a title, author’s name, affiliation, and contact.
  • Titles should be 60 point font and have surrounding space for clarity.
  • Use Arial or San-Serif for titles and headings for clarity and readability.
  • Use Times Roman or another serif font for the main body text ( 24 point font) so it is legible from at least six feet away.
  • Use 24-26 point font size for chart axis titles, to match the text.
  • Choose figures over tables whenever possible.
  • Avoid too much information in text and tables; summarize using bullets and multiple smaller tables.
  • Pick colors that blend or coordinate well with one another.
  • Text color should contrast well against its background.
  • Images and graphics should be large in size and of high quality.
  • Put captions under all graphics and credit photos when possible.
  • Consider symmetry when laying out your poster, try to balance elements like text boxes, images, etc, so they flow and look pleasing.
  • Seek peer review for your poster, for content, design, and readability.
  • KEEP IT SIMPLE- Limit yourself to one topic or hypothesis.

If you have any questions or would like to submit a poster to display at the conference, please contact Sarah Kowalski or use the Contact Form (Select Poster Questions as topic)