Poster Tips

Poster proposals will be accepted January 18 – April 12, 2022.

A poster session is a presentation in which materials such as maps, photographs, graphs, charts, and/or tables are posted on a display board along with brief textual summaries of your work. Ideally, a well-constructed poster will be self-explanatory. Successful poster presentations are those that achieve both coverage and clarity.

Coverage: In addition to title/author and abstract, most successful posters provide brief statements of introduction, method, subject, procedure, results, and conclusions. Ask yourself the following:

  • Have you provided all the obvious information?
  • Will a casual observer walk away understanding your major findings after a quick perusal of your material?
  • Will a more careful reader learn enough to ask informed questions?
  • What would you need to know if you were viewing this material for the first time?

Clarity: People attending a poster session are free to move about from poster to poster and often must view a poster from a distance, making it difficult to read excessive text and small fonts. With this in mind, we recommend you do the following:

  • Use large fonts and limit text to essential information. Place your major points in the poster and have the nonessential, but interesting, sidelights for informal discussion.
  • Keep content simple and communicate clearly.
  • Consider whether the sequence of information is evident. Indicate the ordering of your material with numbers, letters, or arrows when necessary.
  • A “picture’s worth a thousand words.” Imaginative use of captioned illustrations, photographs, graphs, or other types of visually appealing material is an extremely effective mode of communication in a poster presentation.
  • Make your final conclusions or summary a concise statement of your most important findings.

Each poster display should include a lettered sign giving the title and name(s) of the presenter(s). This sign should be 6” in height with letters at least 2” high in a bold font.

Authors are provided a 4-foot-high x 8-foot-wide (122 cm x 244 cm) bulletin board on which to display their poster. Authors must remain near the bulletin board for the duration of the session (45 minutes) to answer questions. Note that poster presenters are not supplied with audiovisual equipment or electricity.

Helpful Online Resources for Poster Creation

How to Prepare a Poster, SIAM News:

Websites offering printing services for scientific posters:

Key Dates


  • June 15, 2022
    Conference Early Registration Opens
  • August 17, 2022
    Early Conference Registration Closes
  • August 29, 2022
    Hotel Reservations Deadline
  • September 1, 2022
    Registration Cancellation Deadline
  • September 20, 2022 – September 22, 2022
    2022 ASA Biopharmaceutical Section Regulatory-Industry Statistics Workshop
  • Program Participants

  • January 18, 2022 – April 12, 2022
    Online Proposal Submission for Posters
  • January 18, 2022 – March 30, 2022
    Online Proposal Submission for Roundtables
  • April 14, 2022 – May 18, 2022
    Invited Abstract Submission Open for Accepted Parallel Sessions
  • May 25, 2022 – June 9, 2022
    Session Editing
  • July 7, 2022 – August 24, 2022
    Abstract Editing
  • July 8, 2022
    Student Travel Grant Deadline Student Travel Grant Deadline
  • July 15, 2022
    Speaker/Participant Registration Deadline
  • August 19, 2022
    Short Course materials due from Instructors
  • August 31, 2022
    Best Poster Award Deadline