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Poster Presentation Guidelines
Posters should be readable by viewers from distances of at least 3 feet/91.44 centimeters away.  The message should be clear and understandable.  The poster boards are VERTICALLY ORIENTED and are 1.8 meters/5.9 feet high by 1.2 meters/3.9 feet wide. Assume the usable space is 5.08 centimeter/2 inch smaller. Please be sure your poster does not exceed this space.  Push pins will be provided. 

Poster Printing in Brisbane 
If you would like to have your poster printed in Brisbane:
1. Contact Shane MacDonald at Printcraft by email at shanem@printcraft.com.au. Click here to see the spec sheet. Posters will be $90.00 AUD each. 
2. Shane will print and deliver the posters to the SVP registration desk at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Please note that you must contact and pay Printcraft directly.

SVP/FASEB will not be liable for any mishandling of a poster in which you deal directly with the company. This information is provided solely as an option. 

The following guidelines have been prepared to help improve the effectiveness of poster communication.
 
  1. Initial Sketch - Plan your poster early.  Focus your attention on a few key points.  Try various styles of data presentation to achieve clarity and simplicity.  Does the use of color help?  What needs to be expressed in words?  Suggest headlines and text topics.
  2. Rough Layout - Enlarge your best initial sketch, keeping the dimensions in proportion to the final poster (see diagram).  Ideally, the rough layout should be in full size.  A blackboard is a convenient place to work.  Print the title and headlines.  Indicate text by horizontal lines.  Draw rough graphs and tables.  This will give you a good idea of proportions and balance.  Ask associates for comments.  This is still an experimental stage.
  3. Final Layout - The artwork is complete.  The text and tables are typed, but not necessarily enlarged to full size.  Now ask, is the message clear?  Do the important points stand out?  Is there a balance between words and illustrations?  Is there spatial balance?  Is the pathway through the poster clear?
  4. Balance - The figures and tables should cover slightly more than 50% of the poster area.  If you have only a few illustrations, make them large.  Do not omit the text, but keep it brief.  The poster should be understandable without oral explanation.  Detailed information should be provided in smaller type below the heading.  Details of methodology should be brief and should be placed at the end of the legend.
  5. Typography - Avoid abbreviations, acronyms, and jargon.  Use a consistent font throughout.
  6. Eye Movement - The movement (pathway) of the eye over the poster should be natural, down the columns or along the rows.  Size attracts attention.  Arrows, pointing hands, numbers, and letters can help clarify the sequence.
  7. Simplicity - Resist the temptation to overload the poster.  More material may mean less communication.  Simple use of color can add effective emphasis.
Please note: your poster should be in portrait format.

Poster Display Dates and Hours

Wednesday, October 9
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM      Authors from Poster Session I to set up posters
  • 9:30 AM - 6:15 PM      Exhibits/Posters Open
  • 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM      Poster Session I
  • 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM      Poster Session I authors to remove posters

Thursday, October 10
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM      Authors from Poster Session II to set up posters
  • 9:30 AM - 6:15 PM      Exhibits/Posters Open
  • 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM      Poster Session II
  • 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM      Poster Session II authors to remove posters

Friday, October 11
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM      Authors from Poster Session III to set up posters
  • 9:30 AM - 6:15 PM      Exhibits/Posters Open
  • 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM      Poster Session III
  • 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM      Poster Session III authors to remove posters

Saturday, October 12
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM      Authors from Poster Session IV to set up posters
  • 9:30 AM - 6:15 PM      Exhibits/Posters Open
  • 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM      Poster Session IV
  • 6:15 PM - 6:30 PM      Poster Session IV authors to remove posters
PLEASE NOTE: Posters in the Education & Outreach, Preparators', and Colbert Student Poster Prize sessions will be displayed from Wednesday, Otocber 9 through Saturday, October 12. Please see the schedule for which days authors will be at their posters.
 
Recording (photographing, audio taping or videotaping) any presentation/session is PROHIBITED, except by individuals authorized by SVP or by first authors who want to photograph their own poster presentation.