Poster instructions

  • Posters will be up Mo-Wed during the entire symposium.
  • Posters should preferably be mounted on Sunday afternoon March 26, but not later than Monday morning March 27 before 09:00.
  • Posters will be assigned a number that will be attached to the board; authors should mount their posters only at the assigned board.
  • Poster mounting material will be available.
  • Two poster session are scheduled: Monday March 27 14:00-15:15 and Tuesday March 28 14:00-15:15.
  • Presenters of a poster with an odd number should be at their poster during the poster session on Monday; presenters of posters with an even number should be at their poster during the poster session on Tuesday.
  • Poster should be taken down on Wednesday March 29 between 15:00 and 15:30.
  • Any posters left after the symposium closing session will be removed by the organisers and recycled.

Guidelines for poster preparation

Design and lay-out specifications:

  • Poster boards have the following dimensions: 1.25 meter high x 1.50 meter wide. The poster does not necessarily have to fill the entire working area.
  • The poster can be oriented in the "landscape" or “portrait” position (long dimension is horizontal).
  • A banner displaying poster title, author name, and department should be positioned at top-center of the poster.
  • Make it obvious to the viewer how to progressively view the poster. The poster generally should read from left to right, and top to bottom.


  • Text should be readable from 1.5 m away. Adapt the font size accordingly.


  • Present numerical data in the form of graphs, instead of tables (graphs make trends in the data much more evident).
  • Visuals should be simple and bold. Use color to enhance comprehension.
  • Make sure that any visual can be understood as "stand alone" (i. e., graph axes are properly labeled, symbols are explained, etc.).
  • Make sure that the text and the visuals are integrated. Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they are first mentioned in the text.
  • Each visual should have a brief title.


  •  Keep the text brief. Use text to (a) introduce the study, (b) explain visuals and direct viewers’ attention to significant data trends and relationships portrayed in the visuals, and (c) state and explain the interpretations that follow from the data.
  • Cite and reference any sources of information other than your own, just as you would do with a research paper. The "References Cited" is placed at the end of the poster.