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Poster Information Guidelines

The Research Day Committee is excited that there will be multiple posters presented at each campus offering students and faculty a unique opportunity to access rich content on practices, strategies, and research findings.

A poster presentation allows a lot of information to be presented visually while remaining in a clear and concise format. These guidelines were created to help you design effective poster presentations in both digital and paper formats.

Right Size Your Poster

Noncompliance with sizing requirements may result in forfeit of display!

Digital Format (Monitors) Specifications

Printed Format Specifications

  • PowerPoint is the best design tool for these monitors                             
  • Widescreen format (16:9 ratio)
  • Slide size (w x h) = 55 in. x 31 in.
  • Font size no smaller than 28 pt
  • SAVE as a JPEG
  • Bring on a jump drive
  • Maximum dimensions: 6' x 4' feet (72' wide x 48" high)
  • Minimum dimensions: 4' x 3' in size
  • Pocatello: Push pins will be provided to affix posters to display boards
  • Meridian: Display strips/ putty will be provided to affix posters to walls


Prepare with Care

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How to create a better research poster in less time ... - YouTube

To ensure you prepare an effective poster, follow these three steps.

Step 1: Organize the Information

Step 2: Prepare Your Poster

Step 3: Review and Proofread

Be There on Research Day

Dietetics student sharing findings of her research poster




  • Merdian: The afternoon before Research Day from 4-5 pm
  • Pocatello: On Research Day after 7:30 am 

Poster Presentation

  • 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.
  • At least one of the authors of the poster must be present the entire hour of the exhibition to entertain questions and discussion with attendees

Tear down

  • 1:00 p.m.