Guidelines for Poster Presentations

Table Display

This display is suitable for students using a trifold or other means to display their poster on a table. The student is responsible for providing the trifold.

Bulletin Board Display

This display is suitable for posters that can be hung vertically on a board using tack pins. The maximum allowable poster size is 4ft x 4ft. Most commonly students create large posters using the templates below and print them at the library using the plotter (wide-format printer). In order to have a large poster printed for the Research and Performance Showcase, all students/faculty are required to schedule an appointment with Ashley Rayner in the library. An appointment signup sheet is located at the Library Reference Desk. Showcase poster printing is available Monday through Friday from APRIL 14TH to APRIL 25TH. Plan to spend about 15 to 20 minutes printing your poster. All students/faculty must have posters completed and ready to print prior to an appointment. Those who show up for an appointment without a pre-formatted poster file will be turned away and a new appointment will have to be made. Sponsoring faculty members are encouraged but not required to accompany students. For assistance in formatting your Showcase poster, see the following links for our Showcase Poster Template:

Plotter Poster Templates and Design Tips:
http://library.elmhurst.edu/technology-information/faculty-technology-lab/printing-large-format-posters

Showcase Poster Template:
http://library.elmhurst.edu/files/2009/08/Showcase-Poster-Template.ppt 48″ (4 ft.) wide by 40″ (3.5 ft.) tall, landscape orientation. This template conforms to the required maximum poster size allowed into the Research and Performance Showcase (which is 4 ft. by 4 ft.). Contains four text boxes with borders, and a central AutoShape box with graphics inside, all of which can be deleted/ adjusted.

Showcase Poster Template, Blank:
http://library.elmhurst.edu/files/2009/08/Showcase-Poster-Template-Blank.ppt Same as the poster template above, but completely blank.

You must schedule an appointment with the library staff after consulting with your advisor.

Support Your Fellow Presenters!

As a presenter, you appreciate the interest others show in your work. As participants, you are expected to reciprocate by attending presentations and performances and viewing posters and art exhibits. You are encouraged to ask questions and talk with the presenters about their work.