Layout for conference poster

One of my pet peeves about posters at conferences is that they often devote a lot of important real estate to text that nobody really wants to read.  So if you’re shopping around the internet for a layout, give the layout below a try.  I’ve situated the Literature cited, Acknowledgements, Further information (a section I’m trying to push), and annoying logos in a single strip at the bottom.  Doing this pushes the interesting sections up, closer to eye level. I’ll eventually put a template for this up at http://colinpurrington.com/tips/academic/posterdesign.

Layout for conference poster

For those who are interested, the logos in the sample layout are largely related to diseases: I’m presenting at the 2012 Annual Conference on Vaccine Research sponsored by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. I don’t know anything about vaccines, for the record.  I’m just there to present at a workshop on science communication. I’m bringing hand sanitizer, of course.

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One Response to Layout for conference poster

  1. gioby says:

    Nice template for the poster. The only thing is that I would avoid to use the Mercador’s proyection, especially if you are showing a map of Africa, and to people interested in explaining how important prevention in Africa is.

    See this article: http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2010/11/cartography

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