- - PEER researchers with Year 10 projects, or Year 9 projects with no-cost extensions, are required
to present a project poster at the 2007 PEER Annual Meeting.
- - One poster is expected for each funded project.
- - Principal Investigators are responsible to ensure that the poster is presented by participating
- - The project posters will be featured during the reception/poster session on the evening of the first
day of the Annual Meeting, Friday January 19, 2007.
Poster formats are identical to those used at last year's annual meeting, with
the possible exceptions:
- - instead of providing foam-core boards to paste the posters onto, we will have large free-standing
poster boards to which posters may be pinned or affixed with velcro.
- - no footer stickers (stickers with the Annual Meeting logo that are affixed to the bottom of the
posters) are being prepared this year. PEER will provide the footer into a graphic that you can
download and include with your poster. The footers provided below may be inserted into your
poster document electronically and printed as part of the poster. Go to
http://peer.berkeley.edu/2007AM/posters.html for the footer graphics.
- - Each poster will be allocated a 32" wide X 48" tall area on a poster-board. Please ensure that
your poster will fit in that space. We recommend using the same poster dimensions as in past
years: 30" wide X 40" high. Using those dimensions as a guideline, posters should be organized
- - The first 8" across the top of the poster should include (1) the Project Title, (2) Thrust Area or
Lifelines Topic Area that the project is associated with, (3) Principal Investigator(s), (4) Student
Investigator(s), (5) Host Institution. The bottom 4" of the poster board is where the footer
graphic (available via download below) should be inserted, so your effective working area
excluding the 8" at the top and 4" at the bottom is 30"X28". See the image below for a graphical
- - Guidelines on developing effective posters can be found at various online sources. An
interesting quote from an online resource: "It takes intelligence, even brilliance, to condense and
focus information into a clear, simple presentation that will be read and remembered. Ignorance
and arrogance are shown in a crowded, complicated, hard-to-read poster."
- - The main body of the poster should include at least an Introduction and Conclusions. Possible
sections between the Introduction and Conclusions include Background, Methods, Results, etc.
- - Graphics are always preferred to lengthy text. On the other hand, some brief text, readable from
a distance, can be useful to describe the graphics. See the figure below for an example of how a
poster might be laid out. Of course, you are encouraged to create your own, well-organized,
informative, attractive designs. Pushpins, tape and velcro will be available at the meeting.
For some ideas on different combinations of headings, please visit: