Poster Presentation Checklist


1. Meet with your Faculty Mentor

First Things First:
Meet with your faculty mentor/advisor and discuss your Research Project and this checklist. 
    ロ     Review the following Slide-Deck: “Make Great Poster Presentations” made by a former colleague at Hope College.
    ロ     Discuss: What tactile/kinesthetic components (handout, artifacts, etc.) will accompany your poster? 
    ロ     Discuss: How will your poster be multi-dimensional? 
    ロ     Discuss: What multimedia components (including images and graphics) will your poster
        presentation include? 

2. Choose a Template

Discuss: Which template should you use for your poster?

Decide on the list of options  (including images and graphics) that you want to include on your poster? You can access templates to use for your poster HERE.  
Note: Saturated color can be used in small sections, but avoid using it as a background or in large sections

3. Complete the Research Poster

Work through the following elements in order to complete your poster. I recommend that discuss any questions about this with your faculty mentor. 

ロ Decide: Does the poster need a separate methodology section? 
ロ  Discuss: What evidence, results, case studies, etc. from your Research Project will you
        include in the poster? 
ロ  Discuss: What will you wear to the poster session? 
ロ  Edit the content of your poster using the correct trifold size: 36” x 48”. I strongly recommend that you begin your design with one of THESE TEMPLATES. 
ロ     Write: Title Block (Name, Title, Date, etc.) 
ロ     Write:Abstract
ロ     Insert: Images and Graphics: NOTE -- you SHOULD access NWC logos HERE.
ロ     Insert: Evidence, Results, Case Studies, etc. from Research Project
ロ     Write: Conclusion(s) 
ロ     Write: References
ロ     View the poster either by projecting it on a large screen in a classroom or print it scaled down to
    8-1/2” x 11” (In PowerPoints Print menu, click Full Page Slides, and then check Scale to Fit Paper). 
ロ     Get peer/faculty feedback (on multiple occasions) on your poster presentation before the poster session. 

PLEASE proof-read and spell-check your poster (and use the finished version of your abstract, etc.).


4. Submit your Poster for Printing

ロ Submit your poster for printing by Monday, March 26, 2018 at the latest. You submit your poster by UPLOADING IT HERE

Note, if you don’t submit your poster on time, you will need to send your poster to be printed on your own and absorb the costs of printing and shipping.

ロ     Pick up a free trifold board and tape your poster to the trifold board anytime between Monday Wednesday (April 9-11, 2018).