Information for Presenters

Poster Guidelines

There will be one (1) poster per side of each panel-board. Therefore posters must be no larger than a maximum 95cm-wide by a maximum 122cm-high. (37 inches wide by 48 inches high)

If your poster exceeds these specifications, it may be subject to removal. Posters will be affixed to the panel-boards using non-residue adhesive foam squares (1 inch x 1 inch). It is suggested that you apply at least one (1) foam square in each of the four corners of your poster. (Note: An adequate supply of foam squares will be available throughout the poster hall.)

Posters will be displayed in session groupings for the entire meeting to maximize opportunities for viewing. Specific times for interaction between the presenters and attendees have been assigned in order not to conflict with oral presentations.

Posters can go up Monday, 23 February, from 12:00 to 18:00 and Tuesday, 24 February, between 08:00 and 12:00. They should be removed on Friday, 27 February, 2015, between 0800-1200 hours. The poster sessions are on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 24-26 February 2015, from 18:30 – 20:00 hours. Refreshments and snacks will be available during the poster sessions.

The following are some very general suggestions for preparing your poster:

  • Minimize text - use images and graphs instead.
  • Keep text elements to 50 words or fewer.
  • Use phrases rather than full sentences.
  • Use an active voice.
  • Avoid jargon (depends somewhat on audience).
  • Left-justify text; avoid centering and right-justifying text.
  • Use a serif font (e.g., Times) for most text - easier to read.
  • Sans-serif font (e.g., Helvetica) OK for titles and headings
  • Text should be at least 24 point in text, 36 for headings.
  • Pay attention to text size in figures - it must also be large.
  • Title should be at least 5cm tall.
  • Use a light color background and dark color letters for contrast.
  • Avoid dark backgrounds with light letters - very tiring to read.
  • Stick to a theme of 2 or 3 colors - much more will overload and confuse viewers.
  • If you use multiple colors, use them in a consistent pattern - otherwise viewers will spend their time wondering what the pattern is rather than reading your poster.
  • Overly bright colors will attract attention - and then wear out readers' eyes.
  • Consider people who have problems differentiating colors, especially when designing graphics - one of the most common is an inability to tell green from red.

Poster Printing in Granada

If you would like to print your poster in Granada, there is a print shop located very close to the Congress Centre that can do large format printing of posters. The poster size 95 x 125 cm and would be full color on 135 grs. paper. Estimate cost is 14 € per poster (tax included). The preferred format would be PDF. Depending on the number of other orders, they normally require to print 1-2 days.

Please contact them directly if you are interested in finding out more details. Their contact information is:

Ecoprint, S.L.
Callejόn del Angel, 5 Bajo
18006 Granada
958 53 53 44/606 212
Contact: Patricia Velazquez
Web: www.ecoprint.es
Email: ecoprint@ecoprint.es