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Conference Poster Design

This guide provides tips and strategies for designing a quality conference poster.

Top Ten Tips

#1 Sketch your poster design before using software

#2 Browse posters online and at conferences

#3 Use your department poster template

#4 Equal amounts of text and visuals

#5 Use SmartArt, graphis, and textbox

#6 Use CC licensed images and public domain

#7 Print out an 8.5 x 11 version first

#8 Ask for feedback from classmates and colleagues

#9 Presentation prowess: have clear talking points

#10 Upload poster to DRUM drum.lib.umd.edu/