Description and Equipment Each poster will be on a 36 x 48" tri-fold table top board with thumb tacks provided.
Do not mount your posters on hard boards because they will be difficult to mount on the core board.
Poster Preparation It is suggested that the posters be prepared in a manner that can be easily understood. Ideally, the content of each poster should be clearly divided into sections, including abstract, introduction, problem definition (or aims of the work), summary, results and conclusions. In short, posters should contain all the essential information of your paper, but should not be cluttered with unnecessary details. Figures, charts, photographs, etc. should be similar to those in the preprint of your paper for easy recognition by conference attendees. Each figure and table should have a brief title. Overall, your posters should provide an easily remembered "take home message."
Posters can be prepared on ordinary A4 or 8 1/2" x 11" size paper. Larger sheets may also be used. All lettering and diagrams should be large enough to be read from a minimum of 2 meters (6 feet). Authors are urged to use colors, symbols and schemes to improve clarity.
Suggested lettering size is 3 cm (1-1/4") for the poster title and 2 cm (3/4") for names and addresses of authors and section headings, such as ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION AND SUMMARY. Remember, space the typing for easier reading.
As much care should be expended on the preparation of posters as for the preparation of the original figures in the paper or for the preparation of slides for an oral paper. Many of the rules for the preparation of good slides apply to the preparation of good posters.
Keep them simple and avoid overcrowding.
Make sure letters are legible and large enough for distant reading.
Poster should include enough contrast between lines or lettering and background.
Do not try to provide too much information on one sheet. An overloaded poster rarely attracts attention. Our suggestion is to display only short sentences or a list of sentences (or phrases) under each heading preceded by bullets or numbers to describe the work. Remember, you will be in attendance to provide further information to delegates.