Tips for Preparing Posters

Tips and Tricks to Successfully Present at a Professional Conference (videos)

Dr. Arvin Cruz, Chemistry, presents Part 1: "Win Over the Reviewers"

Dr. Hendratta Ali, Geosciences, presents Part 2: "Create a Winning Poster"

Dr. Emily Breit, Business, and Dr. Cheryl Duffy, English, present Part 3: "Win Over the Crowd"


Dr. Janett Naylor, Psychology Department, provided a special National Undergraduate Research Week workshop, titled "Tips for Posters"


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Posters combine text and graphics to make a visually pleasing presentation. Typically, a poster session involves showing your work at a conference or seminar. This can take place in one large room, several smaller rooms, or in an exhibit hall. Posters should quickly and efficiently communicate your scholarly presentation to viewers. Poster Sessions allow viewers to study and restudy your information and discuss it with you one on one. Some conferences require short presentations on the findings every ten or fifteen minutes.

Some helpful resources for developing posters are available at the following websites:

Tips and Tricks for Presenting at a Professional Conference; Creating a Research and Poster Presentation

Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence: KINBRE Videos

Poster Design Dos and Don'ts, November 6, 2014, Phil Shafer, KUMC
How to Make a Great Poster, December 6, 2012, Vicki Corbin, KU

Colin Purrington has a site that is very detailed and uses humor - highly recommended

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University of Kansas Medical Center

University of North Carolina

Colorado State

Pennsylvania State University

American Society of Plant Biologists

North Carolina State

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