Poster Presentation Tips
Electronic poster (e-poster) presentations will be posted for on-demand viewing throughout the virtual conference. Each e-poster presenter has been assigned a date and time during which to check the discussion group for Q&A pertaining to their presentation. Presenters do not need to remain in the discussion group for the duration of their assigned time, but simply check in during those hours and respond to questions and comments.
- Less is more. Be clear and concise with poster design and content. Overcrowding a poster makes it difficult to read.
- Include the title and name(s) of the presenter(s) in a larger, bolder font than the rest of the poster.
- Provide clear labels or headings for each section of your presentation.
- Remember contrast. Put light-colored fonts on dark backgrounds and dark-colored fonts on light backgrounds so viewers can see your text clearly.
- Imbed high-quality graphics and videos.
- Avoid hyperlinks. Instead, incorporate a QR code into your presentation that will direct attendees to a website that contains more information about your poster and research.
For single-slide e-posters:
- Don’t overcrowd the slide.
- Single-slide presentation template, blank
- Single-slide presentation template with sample layout
- Single-slide presentation template with sample layout, including formatting tip text
For multiple-slide e-posters:
- Use bullet points.
- Avoid using too many slides.
- Multiple-slide presentation template, blank
- Multiple-slide presentation template with sample layout
- Multiple-slide presentation template with sample layout, including formatting tip text
Coverage: In addition to title/author and abstract, most successful posters provide brief statements of introduction, method, subjects, procedure, results, and conclusions. Ask yourself the following:
- Have I provided all the obvious information?
- Will a casual observer walk away understanding my major findings after a quick perusal of my material?
- Will a more careful reader learn enough to ask informed questions?
- What would I need to know if I were viewing this material for the first time?
Online Resources for Poster Creation and Templates
The following sites may provide other useful templates and tips for preparing your e-poster: