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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: Pushpins will be provided to affix posters to display boards
  • Meridian: Display strips/ putty will be provided to affix posters to walls

Select a Poster Template

ISU Branded Research Poster Template

Pick your own or use an ISU branded template  Downloadable ISU poster templates are available in two sizes:

  • Poster template 36 x 24
  • Poster template 48 x 36


Prepare with Care

Give yourself time to get the poster together.  If you have not created one before, take a few minutes to watch some helpful videos:

To ensure you prepare an effective poster for KDHS Research Day, please also 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.