Poster Presentation Guidelines

Visual Guidelines

Due to the nature of virtual presentations during the pandemic, posters will be presented in the format of ONE single PowerPoint slide. Use large print and shade or color block letters when possible as smaller texts may not be visible on smaller monitors. Be creative with your poster! Feel free to use figures, graphics, or other features that will help you clearly deliver your research topic to a general audience. For posters created via PowerPoint, pre-timed animations are permitted, provided that they are not replacing multiple slides. Reminder to test the virtual display of your poster and ensure that it is legible via a computer screen.

Posters should have a 16:9 aspect ratio, and in landscape layout.

For YouTube tutorials on creating a poster in Microsoft Powerpoint and Adobe InDesign see our Resources Page.


Poster Competition Guidelines

  • Format of poster presentations in 2022: Each poster presenter will be assigned a breakout room on Zoom, during the designated poster presentation period (lunchtime). The audience will be provided a compiled document of the submitted posters and the list of breakout rooms, so that they can choose which rooms to enter. Presenters are expected to stay in their breakout room for the entire period, and prepare to talk to the audience about their research and to answer questions from the audience.
  • Posters must be submitted to the conference planning committee ( 3 days prior to the day of the conference (i.e., by 11:59 PM, March 11, 2022).
  • Posters are judged by post-doc and faculty members based on their content and presentation.