- - View the guidelines.
- - 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 for ensuring that the poster is presented by participating students.
- - The project posters will be displayed during the reception/poster session on Friday evening, January 19, 2007.
Poster formats are similar to those used at last year's annual meeting held in San Francisco, CA., although it should be noted that:
- - Instead of providing foam-core boards to paste the posters onto, we will have large free-standing bulletin boards to which posters my be pinned.
- - We have provided graphic footers (see below) that you can download and include in your poster layout. The footers may be inserted into your poster document electronically and printed as part of the poster.
- - Each poster will be allocated a 32" wide X 48" tall area on a posterboard. 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 as follows:
- - 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 depiction.
- - 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 (shown above) 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:
File Downloads - PEER Project Poster Graphics
Poster footer graphics are provided below. To download, "right-click" on the link and use the "save as" option. If you have any questions or technical assistance with the graphic files, please contact PEER website support.