Research Links

Here are some web resources to help you plan, execute or improve your poster or oral presentation.

Poster Creation and Advice

  • If you submit your poster to the Print Shop by 8 am on April 15, printing costs will be covered for you. We will not cover the costs for laminated posters, or for posters submitted after the      8 am deadline on April 15.
  • Posters should be no larger than 40 inches by 30 inches; otherwise they will extend beyond the edges of the mounting board and curl up. Posters larger than this size will not be printed.
  • Enter the size of you poster in your software program using "Page setup..." before starting to work on the content.
  • Posters can be prepared using your choice of layout program (PowerPoint, Apple Keynote, Adobe Illustrator, etc.) but must be converted to PDF before submitting to the Print Shop.
  • If you plan to use the Juniata College logo on your poster do not use a copy from the web. It is low quality and will print pixelated. Click here to retrieve an appropriate printable logo (use the color PNG version).
  • To submit your file to the Print Shop, place your file on the P: drive->Administration->Print Shop   ->Drop Box->LAS Posters. Use the DRAG and DROP method (not Save As...) to place your poster file. Name your file "LASTNAME FIRSTNAME LAS poster" (i.e. SMITH JOHN LAS poster). 

Designing Conference Posters - Great and detailed advice.  A poster template in PowerPoint, and Keynote versions are available.

Design of Scientific Posters - another nice overview site.  This one includes a link to The Craft of Scientific Presentations by Michael Alley and a few PowerPoint poster templates.  

Poster Tutorial - poster tutorial from a commercial web site.  It’s full of wonky but useful details, like which size font to use at a particular viewing distance.

Oral Presentations

  • Your oral presentation must be no longer than 12 minutes in length. 3 minutes will be allowed for questions after your presentation. The moderator in the room will give you signals indicating when you have 5 minutes and 1 minute remaining in your allotted time. You will not be permitted to go over time.
  • If you are using the projector and screen, we ask that you save your presentation to a shared folder on the P: drive for ease in access as well as diminishing transition time between presenters. A computer will be provided in the room for your use, and it will be logged in to a GUEST account with access to the shared folder. Due to the tight schedule, there will not be time to switch to personal laptops or to log on to individual servers or cloud services.
  • Arrive at your scheduled oral presentation session ten minutes prior to the scheduled start time for that session. Check in with your session moderator and ensure that your presentation loads correctly.
  • Before the start of the LAS at 9:00 am Thursday morning, place a copy of your presentation in the LAS_Presentations shared folder. This folder can be found on the P drive:
          P:/Administration/LAS_Presentations/LAS 2019 
    Include your name in the title of the PPT file (e.g., Smith_Stacey_LAS_ShortTitle.pptx). Also bring a backup copy of your presentation on a "thumb" or USB drive.

Ten Secrets to Giving a Good Scientific Talk – classic advice on giving talks.  

Best Scientific Talk Ever – a parody of academic talks.