Poster Presentation Guidelines
Your poster presentation should contain succinct headings that organize and logically display the information. Graphics should be explicit and brief. Elaboration is best done verbally, just as if it were an oral presentation using slides. A short and legible "Introduction" and a "Summary of Conclusions" are essential. The poster display should focus on:
- Hypothesis or Objective
- Results or Outcomes
Dimensions and Attachment Options
Display boards will have a tri-fold design and be 3' high (0.92 m) x 4' wide (1.22 m) and have a smooth finish, suitable for mounting posters with pins, double-sided adhesive strips or hook and loop (VELCRO®) type fasteners. If using VELCRO®, provide both sides (adhesive backing will be required). You are responsible for providing your own form of attachment.
- Title or Banner: includes title, author(s), and agency affiliation.
- Abstract: what, why, how, results.
- Introduction: State the problem and area of investigation.
- Purpose/Objectives: What you specifically intended to investigate.
- Methods: Apparatus, lab or field techniques, etc.
- Results: graphs, photos, artwork, simple tables, etc.
- Conclusions: list findings, summary, interpretation, and management implications.
- Bulleted lists, short phrases, and flow charts are most effective.
- Convert tables to figures whenever possible, figures are easier to understand.
- Keep figures simple using bold lines and symbols.
- Keep tables simple (maximum of 5 columns and 3 rows are a good guide).
- Keep figure and table captions/legends short and informative.
- Use adequate "white" space around text statements for easier reading.
- DO NOT CONVERT A MANUSCRIPT TO A POSTER.
Posters should be readable from a distance of 6 feet (2 m).