Poster Presentation Guidelines

All posters must conform to the following guidelines:

Paper Size

A0 – 841mm x 1090 mm PORTRAIT. Please do not print your poster in landscape as the poster boards will only accommodate portrait posters.

Layout

A poster should include a clearly visible title at the top centre, followed by author and affiliation information underneath, including e-mail address / addresses.

Graphics

Effective visual display of information is essential in a poster presentation. To achieve this goal, author(s) should concentrate on two or three main points and should prefer graphic displays over text to illustrate their message effectively. Overall, a poster should have more graphics than text. In addition, graphics should be simple to understand, with contrasting colours and no grid lines.

Text

Poster text should be easily readable from a distance of 1-2 metres, and 1.5 or 2 lines of spaces should be used between each line. It is advised that authors should also pay attention to the following points:

  • Headings should be 25 % larger than normal text. Bold or other colours may be used.
  • Text should be kept to a minimum, and each block of text should include no more than a few sentences.
  • Larger than usual fonts may be used in results and discussion sections to draw attention, while smaller fonts may be preferred for methods.
  • Smaller fonts may be used for citations and acknowledgement.
  • Suggested font sizes are:
    • Main title: 78 -96 pt (bold, uppercase)
    • Author(s): 72 pt (bold, title case)
    • Affiliation(s): 48 pt (normal, title case)
    • subheading: 36 pt (bold and uppercase)
    • subheading: 30 pt (bold and title case)
    • Body of the text: 24 pt (normal)