Guidance for submission of posters

Submitting a poster presentation

To present your research as a poster presentation, you need to submit an abstract to the conference organising committee by the given deadline. Occasionally, and upon discretion of the committee, posters may be submitted after the deadline. your submission will be reviewed by a member of the executive committee and if successful, you will be invited to attend the conference as a poster presenter.

Guidelines for Poster Presenters

If you’re delivering a poster presentation at the conference this year, please read these tips for creating a successful poster.  You should not feel pressured to follow all these suggestions, as everyone’s style of poster presentation will be different and valid. However, it is important that your poster is A0 size and orientated in portrait.

 How big should my poster be?   

A0 is the recommended size for a poster.  

 How should my poster be oriented?

It should be orientated in portrait – otherwise it may not be possible to attach it to a poster board.

 How should I build my poster?

Most poster presenters will build their document as one Powerpoint slide and then save it as a PDF for printing.  Your university may have a template that you can use, so make sure you ask your colleagues and/or supervisors about this.

 Do I need to bring anything other than my poster to the conference?

Please bring some A4 handouts or smaller black and white copies of your poster to the conference for people to take away.  Over the 3 days, we anticipate about 100 delegates will look at your poster. If you have contact cards, you can also bring these to hand out to delegates when they come to look at your poster, or alternatively, put your contact details on your handouts.

 Other tips:

Make sure you don’t forget to put the following information on your poster: title, your name, your supervisors’ names (if appropriate), your affiliation and contact details such as your email address and twitter name. Remember that less is more when it comes to poster presentations, so try not to overload your poster with text.  Images can be a great way to communicate information on a poster. Please have a look at some of the example posters.

 You can have a look here at some examples of posters presented at the conference:

Example 1              

Example 2

Example 3