Poster and Presentation Resources
Selecting a Poster Template + Design
We recommend checking out the options on PosterPresentations.com. They have 40+ templates available in various designs and sizes. This website also provides step-by-step instructions and quick tutorials to guide you through the poster design process.
Standard poster dimensions: 36x48
What to include in your poster:
Title of your research
Your name, co-author(s) name, mentor(s) name
If you are feeling particularly creative and/or would like to keep your poster design simple, there is a new, more accessible poster design that we encourage you to try. It takes less time to design, quickly peaks the viewers interest, features less words, gives the viewer access to a QR code (which links to more information about your project), and transfers knowledge more quickly and efficiently.
Here is a youtube video that talks about the logic behind the design and the possibilities: https://youtu.be/1RwJbhkCA58
Rather than having to watch the entire video, check out pertinent clips:
Why traditional academic posters are bad 0:00-11:35
What is a good design 11:35-12:08
The redesign 12:08-16:14
Curious how to list a presentation or poster from a cancelled event on your CV? Check out the American Psychological Association's guidelines here.
All poster presented on campus or at local, regional, or national conferences must
include the MTSU logo. URECA students must recognize URECA in the acknowledgment
section of the poster include the URC logo.
Download logos here:
Optional: Free QR Code Generator