Poster Presentation Guide

Poster Presentation Guide

Please read the poster section of ASLO’s guide on preparing a successful presentation.

Posters will be available in the poster gallery for the entire meeting. There will be dedicated poster sessions where you should be available to discuss and answer questions about your presentation. You will interact with attendees in two way: text chat and video calls.

Constructing Your Poster

Your poster should be exactly 72 inches wide by 48 inches high (1.8 meters by 1.2 meters).

The presentation must cover the material as cited in your abstract.

  • Place the title of your paper and your paper number prominently at the top of the poster board to allow viewers to identify your paper. Indicate 1) the abstract’s presentation number, 2) title, and 3) authors’ names.
  • Highlight the authors’ names, e-mails, and address information in case the viewer is interested in contacting you for more information.
  • Prepare all diagrams or charts neatly and legibly. Paragraph and figure caption text should be AT LEAST 24-point font (0.9 cm height) and headers AT LEAST 36-point font (1.2 cm height).
  • Use different colors and textures/symbols for each line or bar contained in your graph or chart. A serif font (e.g., Times) is often easier for reading main text, and a non-serif font (e.g., Arial or Helvetica) for headers and figure labels.
  • Organize the paper on the poster so it is clear, orderly, and self-explanatory. You have complete freedom in displaying your information in figures, tables, text, photographs, etc.
  • Use squares, rectangles, circles, etc., to group similar ideas. Avoid cluttering your poster with too much text. Label different elements as I, II, III; or 1, 2, 3; or A, B, C, making it easier for a viewer to follow your display.
  • Include the background of your research followed by results and conclusions. A successful poster presentation depends on how well you convey information to an interested audience.

Save your poster as a PDF.

Uploading Your Presentation

Please see the upload instructions.

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