Poster Guidelines

Poster Guidelines

Posters will be hung on walls with push pins. Posters cannot exceed 3' x 4'. Sample posters provided below are formatted to 3' x 4'. If you would like a smaller size poster, go to the page setup options and change the height and width.

Below are some sample posters just for these types of presentations. One of the easiest approaches to creating your own poster is to simply download one of the posters/templates and edit it (i.e., write, cut, paste, reorganize, etc.) to meet your needs. You can make changes to every single aspect of the poster: the background, colors, font, sizing, organization, etc. And remember that these posters are just models and, because disciplines differ in their methodologies, the information presented on these sample posters may not be relevant to your work. In designing your poster, keep in mind that too much text may overshadow the presentation of your findings. We recommend that you also avoid busy backgrounds that will distract your audience from appreciating your work.

To download a sample poster into PowerPoint, click one of the following:

poster sample 1| sample poster 2

Financial concerns should not be a reason for you not to participate in the conference. If you need assistance defraying the cost of the poster, speak with your faculty supervisor. Expected costs are listed below. For your convenience, we have listed some printers that we have previously used. Also note, last minute submissions to a printer will increase the cost of the poster substantially.

Cost of the 3′ x 4′ poster is approximately $40.00 + shipping. Printing takes 3-7 days. Be sure to check prices before you order. Staples changes prices periodically.