In-person Poster Presentation Guide

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

Posters prepared for the ASLO 2023 ASM must be exactly 841 mm x 1188 mm (33 1/8 in x 46 13/16 in. Preparation suggestions and any specific instructions will be posted at a later date.

Posters will be presented depending upon the poster session to which you are assigned. You will be notified of your poster session’s time and day well in advance of the meeting, and you will be expected to be available to present your poster during your designated poster session. Poster presenters are asked to adhere to designated set-up and tear-down instructions and times. These times will be sent once the schedule is established.

Each poster will be assigned a number. You will put your poster next to this number, affixing to the board with double-sided tape.

Important note regarding poster presentations: The convention decorator may discard posters if the presenting author does not dismantle them according to tear-down instructions and times.

Constructing Your Poster

Your poster should be exactly 841 mm x 1188 mm (33 1/8 in x 46 13/16 in). If your poster exceeds these specifications, it may be subject to removal.

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.

Printing Your Poster

You may print your poster and bring it with you or you may have your poster printed locally and delivered to you at the convention center. Instructions for on-site printing and delivery will be available closer to the meeting start.

Other Resources

How to Create a Research Poster

7 Tips for Preparing and Presenting a Winning Scientific Poster

Uploading Your Presentation for the Virtual Audience

All presentations will also be available to the virtual audience. Instructions on how to upload your presentation will be available closer to the meeting start.

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