Guidelines for Presenters

Guidelines and Information on Posters Preparation

In order to efficiently communicate the results of your research to the viewers, you are kindly requested to devote some effort in the design of your poster. Please follow some guidelines outlined below

Remember, there is a poster competition and the three best posters will be able to give an oral presentation.

General

  • Posters should be printed in A0 size (portrait) which corresponds to (841mm x 1189mm).
  • They will be mounted on plastic panels of 1.00m x 1.2m.

Content

  • Make your title short to summarize the message of the research.
  • Do not include references unless it is imperative.

Layout

  • Try to avoid using several US Letter sheets. Please note that individual pieces of paper should be pre-mounted onto one large piece of paper or card.
  • Do not include references unless it is imperative.
  • Try to avoid using several US Letter sheets. Please note that individual pieces of paper should be pre-mounted onto one large piece of paper or card.
  • The reading order of the a poster should be down columns, rather than across rows.
  • Put the conclusions in a prominent panel (preferably at the bottom of the poster).
  • Watermarks in the middle of a poster tend to distract.
  • Do not justify the column text if there are few words to a line.
  • Be selective in your use of bullet points, perhaps only in the conclusion.

Font

  • Poster body text must be readable from 6 feet (with possible exception of references) and the title from 14 feet.
  • Mostly avoid capital letters except at the beginning of sentences and proper nouns.
  • Use a black sans serif font e.g. Arial or Gill Sans throughout.
  • Do not underline anything.
  • Use a bolder, larger typeface for the main titles and headings. It can be effective to use a different typeface for headings and subheadings.
  • To emphasize body text, use a bold or italic font.

And Finally

  • Check the draft of your poster very carefully to ensure that there are no typographical or style errors.
  • Use matt (non reflective) encapsulation to protect the poster.