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Guides & Advice for Research Posters

How to Present an Academic Research Poster

From what to expect to working the crowd, this video is designed to give you tips and tricks for effective poster presentation in an academic research poster setting. Credits: Syracuse University iSchool -

Traditional poster template. Credits: AS&E GEPA
How to create a better research poster in less time (#betterposter Generation 2) by Mike Morrison.

The traditional approach to research posters is ineffective. Watch this video to learn how to create new, evidence-based poster designs that get you more visitors and transmit your ideas to more people at the conference.

"Better poster" templates: - License: Creative Commons Attribution license (reuse allowed)
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Tips for Research Posters in the Humanities

The main difference between posters in the Humanities and other disciplines is that Humanists have more freedom regarding the information they want to show and how it is arranged on the poster. The rules of keeping text to the bare minimum and using images and visualizations as much as possible still apply.

Here are some websites that make recommendations, one has examples:

Here is an image of a vertically organized poster in the Humanities:

Guides & Advice for Scientific Presentations

Giving a Scientific Presentation - Hints and Tips

Some helpful hints on preparing and presenting scientific data. This is part of a series of tutorials designed to help research scientists in the use of certain software applications commonly used in scientific laboratory work. ©2013 James Clark, King's College London. All rights reserved.

You can find the entire set of tutorial videos here:

UR Poster Printing Options and Resources

To print your poster, you can use the Print Center at URMC. Location: Medical Center, G-7230A. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm.

Using Powerpoint to Create Posters (PDF) - URMC Graphics Center