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 4:00 pm on April 18, printing costs will be covered for you. We will not cover the costs for laminated posters, or for posters submitted after the 4:00 pm deadline on April 18.
  • 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 your 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, upload your .pdf to the “LAS Posters” folder located here.  Name your file "LASTNAME FIRSTNAME LAS poster" (i.e. SMITH JOHN LAS poster). If you have multiple co-presenters on the same poster, assign one person in your group to submit the file with his or her name; this person will be contacted to pick the poster up when it is complete.

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. Three 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 in your assigned presentation room, we ask that you save your presentation to the 2022 LAS Presentations folder located here.  Include your name in the title of the file (e.g., Smith_Stacey_LAS_ShortTitle.pptx). This should be done before 9:00 am on April 21. This helps to diminish transition time between presentations.  It would be a good idea to have your presentation saved to a second location just in case. 
  • A computer will be provided in the room for your use, and it will be logged into a GUEST account with access to the shared folder. Please do not expect to use your own laptop, as switching between computers during a presentation session can lead to lengthy delays.
  • All rooms have speakers connected to the computer. If your presentation uses sound, you may want to check the speakers before the session starts.
  • Arrive at your scheduled 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.