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Interdisciplinary Research Teams (IRT) Poster Presentations guide: Creating a poster

What is a Research Poster & Where Do I Begin

Posters are widely used in the academic community, and most conferences include poster presentations in their program.  Research posters summarize information or research concisely and attractively to help publicize it and generate discussion. 

The poster is usually a mixture of a brief text mixed with tables, graphs, pictures, and other presentation formats. At a conference, the researcher stands by the poster display while other participants can come and view the presentation and interact with the author.

Answer these three questions:

  1. What is the most important/interesting/astounding finding from my research project?

  2. How can I visually share my research with conference attendees? Should I use charts, graphs, photos, images?

  3. What kind of information can I convey during my talk that will complement my poster?


Remember know your audience.  Will people who are not familiar with your field or research understand your poster?  How would you explain your research to a K-12 student or a grandparent?

Well Designed Poster

Poorly Designed Poster

IRT Poster Template



Download the TEMPLATE file below.


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