Poster Guidelines

Presenters with accepted abstracts will be emailed instructions for preparing their poster for print and for submitting a copy to the conference committee. Instructions will be sent with notifications of acceptance after the abstract submission deadline passes.

 

Poster Format
Poster designs may be designed using a standard 3:4 ratio (36″ by 48″ is very common), or in a wider format such as 9:16 (27″ by 48″ or larger). It’s better to have to scale down than to scale up. Acceptable file types for submitting a final poster are PDF (best for printing), PPT, or PPTX.

Images and Graphics
We recommend avoiding the use of small, low-resolution graphics on a printed poster. The recommended resolution for print is 300 pixels per inch (ppi), although resolutions as low as ~220ppi may look acceptable in some cases. To get an idea of how large your image can be sized relative to other elements in your poster, divide its dimensions (height x width) by 300. Note that resolution limits only apply to rasterized images; vector images (including most charts/graphs created in Excel & PowerPoint) will look great when printed at any size.

  • Example: A photo with dimensions of 1200px by 1800px will look best when incorporated into your poster layout at 4″ x 6″ size, although scaling up to approximately 5.5″ x 8″ will look acceptable.

Tutorial
Making a Poster Using PowerPoint (pdf) – A beginner’s tutorial for resizing and adjusting various elements in PowerPoint.

Poster Templates
Horizontal Layouts – Click thumbnails for larger preview.

Download (pptx)

Download (pptx)

Download (pptx)

Download (pptx)

Download (pptx)

Download (pptx)

Download (pptx)

Download (pptx)

Vertical Layouts – Click thumbnails for larger preview.

Download (pptx)

Download (pptx)

Poster Presentation Rubric
Refer to our poster presentation rubric for additional guidelines in preparing a quality poster.

EBP-Poster-Day_Abstract-Rubric

Examples
Please explore our poster awards page for examples.

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