One of my many pet peeves about conference posters is the placement of logos at the top. This practice is encouraged by almost all 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 a made-up example illustrating 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:
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If you want more tips on poster design, please see my Designing conference posters page.