What is a Poster?
A poster is a visual presentation of your research. It should be in a form that someone could fully read in five to ten minutes. A common size for a poster is 48 inches wide by 36 inches high.
Sample Poster Sections
- Research Question
- Design & Methods
- Conclusions & Implications
Presenting your Poster
Prepare a talk that you can give about your poster in 2 to 3 minutes. Present your poster to a friendly practice audience first. Practice enough so that you can give your talk about your poster with an easy familiarity. Remember to face your audience and not your poster! In many poster sessions you may end up having a conversation with one or two people for an extended period of time.
Guidelines for Poster Preparation (Natural Science)
American Anthropological Association (AAA). Although AAA-specific, there are some very good general suggestions.
Colin Purrington's blog on designing effective conference posters.