Guidelines on how to prepare and design your digital poster

The purpose of these guidelines is to help you prepare and design your digital poster for the ONE Conference 2022. Please make sure that your e-Poster is fully compliant with the mandatory technical requirements listed in the last section of these guidelines.

Structure and content

  • Title: 1-2 lines (the title should be aligned with the title of the submitted poster abstract and clearly convey the topic of your work/research, the issue at stake, and/or the general experimental approach). 
  • Name(s) of the author(s): 1 line. 
  • Introduction: Introduce your topic in 2-3 sentences with no or limited use of acronyms and definitions, and minimal background information. You may wish to write this section in a way that it is easily understandable also to those who are not necessarily an expert in your field. 
  • Methodology: Briefly describe the experimental/methodological approach you followed to test your hypothesis and conduct your work/research. 
  • Results: Provide details about the outcome of your work/research. This section may include images, graphs and statistics to support the findings.  
  • Conclusions: Briefly convey the take-home message of your work/research presented. Remind the reader of the major results that supported your findings and wrap up in a concise, yet memorable, way. 
  • Literature cited and acknowledgements: List the studies you referred to in your work/research, include relevant links and thank individuals for special contributions.  
  • Further information: Add your contact details and any other useful information for those who would like to know more about your work/research. 
  • Background white background (preferred option). 
  • Word count: The e-Poster should not exceed 500-600 words.

Text guidelines 

  • There should be a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters. 
  • No underlining but use of italics to stress important information. 
  • Use of sans serif fonts. 
  • Titles and headings should be in bold
  • Phrases in bullet points preferred to complete sentences. 
  • Font size:
    • title should be 25 points or bigger. 
    • headings should be 18 points or bigger. 
    • body text should be 14 points or bigger. 

Images and charts

  • Appropriate image citation. 
  • Use of bold graphic colours. 
  • No ‘decorations’, e.g. 3D effects, shadows, etc. 
  • Each element should be labelled individually instead of using a graph legend. 

Creating your e-Poster 

We recommend using PowerPoint to create your digital poster so that it can be easily exported to PDF and JPEG format. For your convenience, we prepared a PowerPoint template for you to use in preparing your e-Poster (click here to access the template). 

Required slide size: 

  • Default widescreen 16:9 
  • W: 67.7 cm x H: 38.1 cm

Technical requirements (please note that these requirements are mandatory)  

  • File format: PDF format.
  • Orientation: 1 page, landscape orientation, 16:9 aspect ratio.  
  • Dimensions of your e-Poster as .PNG or .JPEG file: 2560px x 1440px.
  • Maximum file size: 4 MB 

Instructions

  • The required format is landscape for both the PDF and the JPEG/PNG file.
  • Please set your slide to the dimensions indicated above. 
  • In order to get the image in the correct size, we suggest you set the PowerPoint slide before you start working on it (this way the charts, graphics, images and text included in the slide will adapt accordingly).
  • You can set your ppt slide and convert it into PNG/JPEG file by following the steps in this tutorial or in the flowchart below.

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