One of my many pet peeves about meeting posters is the habit of placing logos at the top, where they ruin aesthetics and crowd the title. The practice is encouraged by almost all of templates on the internet, by mentors who think it’s cool, and of course by the funding institutions, colleges/universities, and conference organizers who want to see their logos featured. Here’s an example showing why it’s awful:
If you absolutely must include a logo on a poster, corral them into a small area at the bottom of the poster, like this:
Please share this post with anyone who might be at risk for logo abuse. Do it for the children.
If you want more tips on poster design, please see my Designing conference posters page. (Warning: it’s not brief.)