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Research posters

A guide to creating, editing, and presenting a successful research poster.

Poster presentations' purpose

Poster presentations have a number of purposes:

  • Concisely describe your research
  • Make people interested in learning more
  • Facilitate one-on-one conversations/networking
  • Can stay up even when you aren’t there

First steps

Review conference poster presentations instructions and guidelines

    Includes poster size, layout and any other important information  

  • Research past posters (if available online)
  • Determine the conference’s audience
  • Remember you will need to be concise

Programs for creating posters

  • PowerPoint
  • Google Slides
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Canva (