Poster Presentation Guidelines
7th North American Duck Symposium and Workshop
Ecology and Integrated Management of Waterfowl
February 1-5, 2016
- Posters must be no larger than 36 inches (91.5 cm) tall by 48 inches (123 cm) wide. Please compose horizontal posters only; there will not be space on display boards for vertically oriented posters. Free-standing display boards and mounting devices will be provided.
- Either Arial or Times New Roman font must be used.
- Font size in main text must be no smaller than 28 pt (Arial) or 32 pt (Times New Roman).
- Font size in figure and table titles must be no smaller than 24 pt (Arial) or 28 pt (Times New Roman).
- Posters that do not abide these guidelines may not be displayed.
Additional advice for posters
- Text should contrast well with background. If necessary, shade text boxes to enhance legibility (e.g., do not use green font on a red background).
- When using text, convey information succinctly. Provide only key aspects of each section (i.e., Introduction Methods, Results Discussion). Bulleted points are acceptable. An abstract is not necessary; your succinct poster should convey all salient information.
- Provide sufficient space between sections. Use appropriate blank space between words, sections, and figures.
- Keep figures/tables simple and large enough so they are legible from a meter or so away (remember text constraints listed above).
- Photographs should be well focused and easily interpretable.
- Don’t dwell on methods unless the poster’s subject matter is methodology (i.e., new and innovative ways of doing things).
- Do not display the entire text from a manuscript. Too much detail detracts from the primary message of the poster.
- Avoid gaudy colors.
Note: Additional logistical details for poster and the two sessions will be posted on this website later. The two poster sessions will convene Wednesday and Thursday nights, 3-4 February 2016.