Poster Preparation Guidelines
The details below are meant as general guidelines. See the AFS conference website for the specific details to be applied at this conference (poster size, location, schedule...).
Guidelines on Poster Preparation
Each poster should contain the title, the name(s) of the author(s), and the abstract text. This information should correspond to that which you submitted when you registered your abstract.
The following guidelines may prove helpful in the preparation of your poster.
- Use the largest possible type size and bullet your major points.
- Professionally drawn charts, tables and graphics will greatly increase the effectiveness of any poster. Illustrations and tables should be kept relatively simple to maximize legibility. Avoid "artsy" style and keep captions brief.
- Lines in graphs should be heavy. Choose colors that are easily distinguishable from one another. Symbols, letters and numbers should be large enough to be seen from a distance of six feet.
- Contrast is important. A backing of colored paper or poster board for each item of your poster will make it more attractive. Consider using different colored backings to help group your major headings. It's easier to read a poster if the information is arranged in vertical columns rather than horizontal strips.