POSTER PRESENTATION GUIDELINES
Presenters post their research findings on a poster board; i.e., a brief text clearly labeled and illustrated by photos, charts, graphs, tables. They should be prepared to present their work (max 5 minutes). Presenters are strongly advised to prepare their posters in English. If this is not possible and another language is used, the title and the abstract of the presentation must be also written in English. Presenters must be prepared to answer in English to specific questions of the Poster Session Scientific Committee and/or interested participants.
TYPE and TEXT
• Each poster measures a maximum of 200 cm by 100 cm.
• Posters can be stuck with blue tack or double-sided sellotape.
• Posters should be formatted in APA style.
• Posters should include a title, name and affiliation of the presenter(s) labelled with lettering at least 1” (254 cm or 72 point) high from the top of the poster space. Text should be concise enough to be read in under 10 minutes and from a distance of 4 feet (about 120 cm). Poster Section Headings should be at least 36 pt., bold preferred. Avoid using all capital letters. Use bulleted lists where possible instead of paragraphs. You can use italics instead of underlining, or black lettering instead of a light colored rectangle.
• Use photos, diagrams, graphs or any other artwork as a focal point to attract attention and these should be easily visible from a distance.
• Try to make all illustrations (charts, pies, graphs, etc.) into bold graphic display where text is minimized and symbols are maximized.
• Avoid colours that will distract the viewer from the focal parts of your presentation.
• Sections and sequence of materials should be clearly indicated but kept simple. Ideally, a well-constructed poster will be self-explanatory, understandable to the viewer, freeing the presenter from answering obvious questions. Presenters can thus be available to supplement and discuss particular points of interest.
• Successful poster presentations are those which achieve coverage and clarity but also display an uncluttered and straightforward design.
• Arrows clearly indicating the flow of information from introduction to conclusion are always helpful.
• The focus should be on major findings and not on everything you know. Finally, it is often helpful to ask a colleague to function as an objective reader and give you feedback on both the content and the design.
We accept four types of paper material: standard, glossy, vinyl, and fabric. We recommend using glossy paper due to the high depth in color, low glare, and ability to resist smudging or wrinkle resistant fabric.