You can create your digital poster (with a Mac or a PC) using PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, Canva, or any other appropriate program.  


Poster display guidelines

  • All posters must be one page, in English.

  • Recommended size is 24 inches tall (60 cm) by 42 inches wide (105 cm); this follows the proportion of a computer screen (16: 9) while allowing for good quality graphics when zooming on specific sections of the poster. The file size may not exceed 100MB, and you must save your file as a PDF. 

  • Prepare a 4 inches (10 cm) high headline strip that runs the full width of the poster. Include the title of your presentation, authors, affiliations and contact information on the strip, at the top of your poster.

Content recommendations


Your poster should have the same title as your summary.


In addition to your contact information, the poster should include:

  • Introduction : short introduction to your research

  • Background and objectives : research or practical experiment objectives and theoretical backgrounds

  • Methods and process : necessary information on how you planned and completed your research

  • Results and conclusions : findings, observations, or results should be summarized, along with the high points as to why they are important to the field

  • References, URLs to any additional information about your research is available online, acknowledgments.


Design suggestions for a successful poster

  • The focus of attention must be on the subject content. If the design overshadows the subject matter, the message is likely to be lost.  Do not overload the poster.

  • Light background with dark-coloured text is easier to read.

  • Use a consistent layout with standardized heading and subheading font and size. Sans Serif fonts are more legible. Letters should be easily read (avoid extravagant fonts).

  • Avoid excessive text and organize text using bullet points.

  • The visual aids and graphics should cover slightly more than 50% of the poster area. Explanatory illustrations should be substituted for text whenever possible. Use only figures that are appropriate to the information you are presenting.  Visuals not relevant to the content will distract the viewer. Do not omit the text, but keep it brief.

  • Visual aids and graphics should be high resolution

  • Aim for balance by reducing competing stimuli. Avoid placing a large number of labels and visuals next to one another.