Land Conservation & Greenways Conference, August 9-11, 2020, Hotel Madison, Harrisonbug, VA
Posters should be project-based and not focused on an organization. Posters are a snapshot that can engage others in your work. First impressions are crucial. Good posters can improve your reputation. Think of a poster as an extension of your personality. Style your poster according to what you want the passerby to do or feel. Target your audience and provide appropriate content.
*Presenters must be registered for the conference and are responsible for on-site assembly and take-down. No materials will be provided. Posters should be able to stand on their own on shared tables or easels (trifold boards recommended). Set up during conference registration on August 9, 2020. Take down immediately after lunch on August 11, 2020.
- Poster dimensions are approximately 36” x 48” with no minimum size and a vertical or horizontal orientation.
- The title should be short and compelling, easy to understand
- Use bold lettering, upper and lowercase letters and sans serif fonts for legibility. Typed material should be 24-36 point font
- Section titles should be 45-56 point and titles should be 72-158 point to be legible from 10 feet away
- Photographs should be a minimum of 5” x 7”
Poster Session Tips
- First create a list of visuals to describe your project and then develop supporting text
- Limit your poster to a few main ideas – 3 is about the maximum number. The casual viewer should be able to identify the main ideas after a quick look at the poster
- Emphasize important points on the poster with lines, frames or boxes and arrows. Use graphics to display complexity, and limit text. Main points should be at eye level
- Use color mainly to highlight important elements
- Prepare a short presentation to give periodically to those assembled around the poster
- Each poster should include the author’s contact information. A photo of you on the poster can help someone find you at the conference