In this guide you can learn everything you need to know to get started on your academic poster.
Begin by follow the 3 Steps to creating an eye-catching poster. Find inspiration and resources to help you find images and icons, create graphics, print your poster, and have a confident presentation day.
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Keys for Success:
Be prepared for presentation day with these resources.
An academic poster, also referred to as a research poster, is a way to convey a message to your audience either in class or at a conference. A poster can be presented digitally, or printed out on large poster paper at your local print shop.
The poster is a conversation starter. Draw your
audience in with a catchy title and easy-to-read
main points and visual charts.
A good poster will give your audience an idea of
what you studied, and a craving to learn more. Provide
a link, QR code, or a paper handout to your audience
members to allow them to follow up on your work!
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Plan ahead for poster success!
Poster presentations are meant to spark conversation. Your audience will not spend time reading a wordy poster.
Keep your poster balanced with bullet points and informative graphics.
Use headings and short sentences to convey meaning to your audience as they approach your poster.
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These websites can help you find free-to-use and public domain images and icons. Please be aware of crediting sources and reading licensing terms.
Use our citation guides to help you cite your sources.
Remember to credit the images you use!