Guidelines for Poster and Oral Presentations

Poster Presentation Guidelines

  • Only one poster per presenter can be accommodated.
  • Posters should not exceed 3 feet × 4 feet.
  • Lightweight materials should be used.
  • Place the title, author(s), department, university, and mentor’s name at the top center of the poster. If there is more than one author, identify the presenter(s) with an asterisk.
  • The title should be in letters at least ½” high. Materials would be read by attendees from a distance of three feet or more, so lettering on illustrations should be large and legible.
  • Materials should be displayed in logical sequence (introduction, development, and conclusion). If there are multiple pages on the poster, each should be numbered.
  • All illustrations, charts etc. to be posted should be prepared in advance, as materials for these purposes will not be available at the meeting site.
  • It does not need to be “arty”, but the effectiveness of a poster presentation will be enhanced by using techniques such as mounting the sheets on colored construction paper etc., to improve the graphic impact. Please note, however, that simplicity, ease of reading etc. are more important than artistic flair.
  • Presenters are responsible for mounting their own poster at least one hour before their time slot opens. Also, responsible for removing poster within ½ hour after the session closes. (Push pins will be available.)
  • Presenters may bring extra copies of their data and conclusions. No facilities will be available to make copies.
  • Presenters may also wish to provide sign-up sheets for attendees who may want additional information, reprints etc.
  • Presenters must remain by their poster during the judging period.

Students may only enter one option; Poster or Oral, not both.


This page was last updated on: January 25, 2017