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Poster Presentation Guidelines

by Steve Smith

Guidelines for poster presentations: There are many topics that are better suited for a poster presentation rather than a classroom presentation. A well-designed poster session can be left up and accessible for the duration of the conference and stand alone, but our intent is to schedule some time during whichPoster Presentation the poster presenter will be available alongside their poster to interact with conference-goers and answer questions. This will likely take place the first evening of the conference.

Designing your poster: There are many resources online that provide guidance about how to design an effective poster presentation. One of the most helpful and comprehensive sites that we’ve found is here: How to create a poster...

Physical Poster requirements: You will be displaying your poster in the communal vendor area at the conference site.


  1. Please prepare your poster with a sturdy backing (foam board of backer board).
  2. The size of your poster should bebetween 24-30" x 36-40".
  3. Your poster should be easily displayed on a tripod easel.
  4. We also suggest a one-page handout to accompany your poster, which lists the key concepts and provides your contact information for follow-up questions.
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