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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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Conference poster examples

In case you found this site while searching for advice on poster presentations, here are two that I helped Daisy Bicking make for a The Laminitis Conference in Florida. Both were crafted to be light on text and to show off her great photographs.

Easy application of maggot debridement therapy to treat chronic absceses in laminitic horses

Alternative approach in rehabilitating the chronically laminitic foot utilizing composite materials

And if you’ve found this site because you have a lame horse, you can contact Daisy for details at daisyhavenfarm@gmail.com. She’s based in West Chester, Pennsylvania (near me), but makes road trips with her crew. She also gives seminars on how to do the above, and much more. You can also follow her farm on facebook. Tell her I sent you.

Please also see my Designing conference posters page for tips and downloadable templates in Powerpoint and OpenOffice.

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