Poster guidelines

Poster presentation guidelines

Poster session will take place in the exhibition room every day (31 march, 1 April, 2 April) from 14.30 to 15.00. Poster session is designed to allow a summary of completed or preliminary work to be presented and discussed directly with the presenter. Normally, posters are intended to be focused heavily on graphics with little text. The intent is for the presenter to stand alongside her/his poster and engage in face to face interactions.


  • Each poster will be identified by a code to be communicated to the author by email. This encoding will serve to identify the freestanding board where hang the poster.
  • Each author is responsible for designing, printing, bringing and placing posters in the proper location.
  • Poster set up will occur on Monday, March 30th and early morning (from 8.00 to 9.00) Tuesday, March 31th, and they must be removed by Thursday afternoon, April 2nd, only after 15.00.
  • Posters will be displayed on freestanding boards. The surfaces of the boards are fabric-covered and posters can be attached with tacks that will be provided from the local organizers. Although tacks will be provided, take no chances and bring your own as well. The boards are 0.95 m wide and 2.5 m tall, thereby accommodating posters up to A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) IN PORTRAIT FORMAT ONLY. Landscape format is not accepted. Posters must be prepared on one single sheet (multiple smaller sheets are not allowed).
  • All posters should be printed on high quality paper. When creating the poster layout use a digital output size of A0 or A1 to avoid resolution issues. Please don’t use a smaller size.
  • Avoid using all capitals in your text and do not underline. All caps and underlining is hard to read in more than a short sentence. The following format is recommended:
    • Title – 80pt Arial bold (centred) unless it exceeds three lines (if it does: use a smaller point size or shorten the title)
    • Main headings – 36pt Arial bold
    • Body Text – use at least 20pt Arial justified text. Anything smaller is difficult to read on a poster
    • Captions – 18pt italic
  • Maintain consistency by using the same text sizes and image width on all figures. The less text the better – it is difficult for people to stand at a poster and read an excessive amount of text while the author is standing there waiting to be engaged.
  • Striking images and colorful charts/diagrams will help stimulate discussion and interaction.

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