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International Centenary Conference

Poster guidelines

Posters form an important part of the conference programme. Time has been allotted for all delegates to view. Please follow these guidelines for preparing and displaying your poster.

Poster specification

The preferred poster size is:
  • AO 
  • 32.7 x 45.4 inches
  • 83.0 x 115.4 cm
Your poster: 
  • must not exceed the poster board dimensions. These are 1m wide x 2m high. It does not need to fit the exact dimensions but it must not exceed this size should be at least A2 portrait view
  • may be landscape if you prefer, as long as it is within the maximum dimensions. However we strongly recommend your poster to be portrait to make the most of your allocated space.  
  • may be printed in any material. If you are having it professionally printed remember to leave sufficient time to have this done. 

Poster content

The content of your poster is at your discretion, although we advise you to make your poster as visually stimulating as possible.

Your poster:
  • must be in English
  • may include images, but you must have permission from the owner (if it is not yourself) and any people featuring in the photograph
  • may include contact details if you are happy for delegates to contact you during or after the event.
To have the most impact:
  • make your poster as visually stimulating as possible. Different colours can help add emphasis or differentiate.
  • think about the message you are trying to convey and how it can be presented
  • try to include visual examples where possible
  • don’t overwhelm people with too much information. Ensure all the information is relevant to the subject and doesn’t take too long to read
  • ensure all diagrams and pictures are labelled.

Putting up your poster

A poster board will be provided for you on arrival. When picking up your conference materials you will be given a poster number. This relates to your allocated space to display your work.  

The poster boards are made out of felt. Posters should be attached to them by Velcro (hook) or drawing pins. You are responsible for bringing these to attach to the board. 

You may also display leaflets or notices on your board, but all information should be attached and confined to your poster area only.  

All presenter and poster details will be listed in the brochure which will be made available to delegates on the day of the conference. 

Stay with your poster

We advise you to stay by your poster during the allocated viewing times. This allows you to engage with delegates and answer any questions they may have about your work. 

Removing your poster

You are responsible for removing your poster at the end of the conference. Posters still up after the conference finishes will not be kept.