A poster presentation is basically a 2-dimensional version of an oral presentation that is displayed on a wall. Posters may, in fact, be several small mounted panels of text and images or one large computer-printed sheet of paper. This may include some 2-dimensional graphic arts projects. Posters will be hung on walls, panels, or easels. Be sure to specify if you need a specific wall space size or an easel in the REQUIREMENTS section of your application form.
Many academic societies and organizations use poster sessions as a presentation method at conferences, and specifications for the overall size of the poster, the size of text on the poster, etc. are likely to vary by discipline and organization. Please check with your department mentor to be sure your poster meets appropriate specifications. If you will be presenting your research at a conference as well, please check with your faculty mentor(s) to make sure your poster conforms to the requirements of the organization. Posters made for Hartwick's Showcase must be no larger than 40 inches high by 48 inches wide. Posters larger than this will be allowed if: 1. The poster was previously used for a conference presentation, 2. You specify the larger poster size in the REQUIREMENTS section on your application.
At Hartwick’s Showcase, your poster will be on display all day at a location assigned by the Showcase Planning Committee. You will be assigned a specific timeframe (about one hour), during which you will stand with your poster to explain the project and answer questions observers may have.
Although your poster will be displayed all day, do not expect to store any other materials at the poster session site, as the location may be open to the public (not secure). Bring all other belongings with you for your assigned poster session and take them away with you when you leave. Poster sessions will NOT have tables or access to electricity.
The Center for Experiential and Integrative Learning (CE&IL) has a printer available for printing Showcase posters. Currently the price is $2.26/sq.ft (price as of 2/25/10). Poster size is limited to 40 inches high by a maximum of 48 inches wide. Remember to proofread and double check your document size so that it will print properly on the poster printer. You will have to pay for any redos caused by typos and formatting mistakes. The preferred format for your poster is .jpg. You must reserve a time to have your poster printed. A sign-up sheet with a limited number of time slots will be available in CE&IL (1st floor of Golisano). Time slots will be allocated on a first come-first served basis, so please plan accordingly. If you have questions, please contact Gladys Freeland at extension 4249. Tips for creating a poster....