Poster Presentation Guidelines

All posters should be prepared in English, since English is the official language at the meeting. 

Poster Size

Please, prepare your poster with enough quality and resolution in order to fit the information properly into these size specifications:

The poster must be no larger than 90cm wide by 110cm high. If your poster exceeds these specifications, it may be subject to removal. Each poster will be assigned a number. 

During the evaluation period (available at the Conference Program), authors are asked to stay at the poster in order to attend the audience. A commission will separately evaluate student’s posters, in order to award a prize to the best poster of each thematic area. Only students’ posters accompanied by the author at the moment of evaluation will be considered for prize award. 

Poster Set Up and Teardown

Posters can go up on Monday, 08 April, from 08:30 to 10:00 and will remain in place through 19:00 on Tuesday, 09 April.

Please note:The convention organization may discard posters if the presenting author does not dismantle them according to the instructions and times.

Poster Sessions

Posters will be organized in 04 session groupings for the entire meeting, according to the four thematic areas, to maximize opportunities for viewing. Though poster presenters have been assigned a specific time period for interaction with attendees during the poster session, you may be at your poster any time the area is open. The poster session times do not conflict with concurrent oral presentations.

Suggestions for Poster Preparation

The following instructions are some very general and precious 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) 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.
  • Stick to a theme of 2 or 3 colors.
  • If you use multiple colors, use them in a consistent pattern.
  • 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.