Poster Guidelines

Poster Guidelines

Posters will be presented virtually this year. Each poster will be uploaded as a pdf and, additionally, all poster presenters are strongly encouraged to record a short explanation or walkthrough of your poster to help visitors better understand your work. Here is an example of a virtual poster presentation.

Below are three posters and a template formatted in Microsoft PowerPoint just for these types of presentations. One of the easiest approaches to creating your own poster is to simply download one of the posters or the template and edit it (i.e., write, cut, paste, reorganize, etc.) to meet your needs. You can make changes to every single aspect of the poster: the background, colors, font, sizing, organization, etc. And remember that these posters are just models and, because disciplines differ in their methodologies, the information presented on these sample posters may not be relevant to your work. In designing your poster, keep in mind that too much text may overshadow the presentation of your findings. We recommend that you also avoid busy backgrounds that will distract your audience from appreciating your work.

To download a sample poster or the template into PowerPoint, click one of the following:

Sample Poster 1| Sample Poster 2 | Sample Poster 3 | Poster Template

To record a short 2 – 3 minute video of you explaining your poster to attendees, we recommend using Kaltura, which all SJC students have free access to. In particular, we recommend reviewing this tutorial on how to record from your camera and screen at the same time. It’s very easy. At a later time, you will receive instructions on how to upload your video presentation to YouTube, and then embed the YouTube video into your symposium presentation.