Call for Posters is Closed

Posters provide an opportunity to display research information in the form of a digital paper poster that conference participants may view. Poster presenters also have the option to display the poster or display the poster and provide a presentation for attendees to view. 


The deadline to submit the poster is Friday, December 18.

Selection Criteria

Posters will be selected based on the following criteria:

  1. A compelling topic that will engage participants
  2. The speaker’s in-depth knowledge and experience with the topic

How to Create an Attractive Poster

Posters are a visual presentation of a researcher’s findings or details of an implemented program or innovative solution. Your poster should include…
    1. The title of the presentation,
    2. A list all those involved in creating the study/program, and
    3. Graphics (graphs, charts, illustrations, and/or photos) to help get your point across.

Poster Size

The poster must be 1 page, single sided, and in English.

You can create your poster using PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, Canvas, or any other appropriate program. For the poster size, although any dimensions can be used, remember that attendees will be viewing posters on their computer screens. We recommend that posters be readable without having to zoom in when displayed at full computer screen width. The file size may not exceed 25MB, and you must save your file as a PDF.

Designing Your Poster

Design your poster to highlight the major points of your topic. Present enough information but avoid overcrowding. Use lines, frames, contrasting colors, or arrows to call attention to important points.


Consider various options for presenting the important points of your research:
  • Use graphs to clarify and emphasize the key relationships between figures. Graphs should be precise, clearly labeled, and placed near the companion text.
  • Select the type of chart that best illustrates your point. For example, pie charts compare relative parts that make up a whole, and line charts are better for depicting trends over time.
  • If using tables, make sure columns are not too narrow, too numerous, or too long. Use tables only when simpler visuals like graphs or charts won’t suffice.
You can also use images to entice viewers. You can find copyright-free images on websites such as:


Select a clean and simple font and use it consistently throughout the poster. Use both upper and lower case letters, especially in the body of your presentation.


Use color to attract interest and to dramatize similarities and differences. Emphasis may be lost if more than four colors are used. If you choose to use a background color, make sure there is enough contrast to be able to see the text.

Recording Your Poster Presentation

Your video will act as the presentation you would have given in person. After you have developed your poster, cast it on your screen and record a video of you presenting your poster using the software of your choice (see below for more information).Rehearse your presentation and memorize points you want to emphasize during the recording of your poster presentation. To retrain the attention of your viewers, try to make your video 4-minutes or less. Here are some tips to record a great video.Click here to see previous virtual conference poster examples.

Useful Software

If you have any questions prior to the conference, contact Eskarlethe Juarez at