Why present a poster?
There are several advantages to presenting a poster:
- Posters can be viewed throughout the Conference
- Viewers can “absorb” the presentation in their own time/way
- You can discuss your research at length with viewers on a one-to-one basis—and receive detailed feedback
- Presenting your research as a Poster is a wonderful opportunity to “network.” A poster serves to explain your research succinctly to colleagues within your own discipline and other related areas.
What is a poster?
A poster is a visual medium that you use to communicate a key idea related to your research: It presents that idea in verbal and graphic ways. Unlike an oral presentation, a poster does (most) of your talking—it should stand on its own, be self-explanatory (even as it enables conversations with viewers).
Hard copy AO size
- Printed AO Portrait Poster displayed on a board during the conference. Bring poster to conference on Sunday prior to the Welcome Reception and affix it to your assigned board with the materials provided.
- Copy of digital file loaded into Meeting App with abstract
Posters should be A0 size (A0 size is 841mm x 1189mm) in portrait orientation. They will be displayed for the duration of the conference on in the exhibition and catering area. A “best poster” prize will be awarded and to be eligible, presenters must be present to answer any questions during the poster session. The poster should be a visual presentation of your submitted abstract and should meet the following criteria
Guidelines for preparing Hard Copy Poster Presentations
The poster should be a visual presentation of your submitted abstract and should meet the following criteria:*
*Please note these are a guide only, not compulsory
The title should be the same as in the submitted abstract.
The poster must A0 size (A0 size is 841mm x 1189mm) in portrait orientation (DO NOT prepare a landscape poster and expect to be provided with a board to fit. Landscape posters will not be accommodated).
The poster should be easily readable at a distance of two metres. Use UPPER and lower case for general content as the use of all-capital text is difficult to read. Avoid using a mixture of type/font styles.
Include the title of your presentation at the top of the poster. Characters should be a minimum of 48 point font size. Your name, School or Centre should also be displayed on the poster. HEADINGS 48 to 60 point font size is recommended for headings.
24 to 32 font size single spaced is recommended. The text should be concise and easy to read.
The message that your poster contains should be clear and understandable without the requirement of oral explanation. If relevant, methods should be presented simply and concisely.
After the title, the two most important panels are the Introduction and the Conclusion. On the basis of these two panels, a reader will decide whether to consider the poster details and perhaps talk to the presenter. These panels need to be very simple, concise and visually attractive. Results should be presented graphically if possible. Avoid large tables of data.
Results should be in line with those originally submitted in your abstract.
Use pictures, symbols and colour. Figure legends are essential and should be short but informative. If using graphs, they should have a short heading.
For visual effect, we recommend that graphs be no smaller than 12cm x 18cm. Photographs should be no smaller than 12cm x 18cm. Use the space to attract your audience for discussion, not to present complex details of methods and results.