Poster Guidelines

Poster Board Size and Format

Each author is allotted a 4 feet (48 inches) high x 3 feet (36 inches) wide board. Posters will be displayed at the poster session on Friday evening, March 23, 2012, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. All posters must be removed from the boards by 9:00 pm that evening. Work crews will remove posters that remain on the poster boards thereafter.

Apply to Present a Poster:

  1. Complete the registration form in either word or pdf format and follow the instructions. See registration page.
  2. Indicate on the form that you will be submitting a poster.
  3. Email the registration form and the title of your poster to

Poster Design and Preparation

The poster should be designed to summarize current research in graphic forms, i.e., charts, tables, graphs, and pictures. Simple use of color can add emphasis. Remember that the poster must be readable from a distance of at least 3 feet. Presentations should be self-explanatory so that the author is free to supplement and discuss particular points. For easy identification, provide a poster heading, listing its title and author(s). Lettering for the title should be at least 1" in height.

Poster materials may be mounted on thin poster paper or cardboard and attached to the poster board with push pins (we will provide them).

Do not mount your poster on heavy or thick backing, as it may be difficult to fasten to the board/easel. Do not write or paint on the board. If you require assistance with mounting or removing your poster, please notify