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Conference Posters and Presentations: Posters

Tips on creating conference posters and presenting papers.


Looking at poster samples can give you inspiration and guidance.

Poster Design


Check out great and not so great examples to steer you in the right direction.

The Basics

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Research posters concisely summarize research in an eye-catching manner, and many academic conferences include a poster session.  Posters are:

  • summaries of your research - tell them the question you tried to answer, and quickly show your results
  • a mixture of text, graphics, charts and tables that are clearly organized
  • eye-catching and readable from 4-10 ft away
  • 300-800 words, no jargon

UMaine Specifics

The Information Technologies Collaborative Media Lab, on the first floor of Fogler Library, prints posters in a variety of sizes and paper types. Email the University Tech Support Center for information on printing services and costs, or call them: (207) 581-2506 | (800) 696-4357.

The Mechanics


Software guides on how to create a poster - computer lab and library computers have the software you need to make a great poster!

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