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Scientific Conference Posters: Conference Posters

This guide contains selected information and resources on how to create a conference poster.

Poster Samples & Sharing

Search these sites to get ideas on how posters are presented within your discipline.

Also, if you upload your poster to one of these sites you can provide handouts or bookmarks with links to the electronic version of your poster at the conference, and keep your work accessible long after the conference.

Designing a Research Poster

The following resources provide guidance on the poster creation process.


These resources can be used to obtain copyright compliant images.  Image resolution will vary.

Working with images

Image Manipulation Guidelines

Low resolution images may be manipulated to improve print quality, however you want to proceed with caution when it comes to images that represent research data.

Poster Sample / Tips

Diagram image citation: staff. "Blausen gallery 2014". Wikiversity Journal of Medicine. DOI:10.15347/wjm/2014.010. ISSN 20018762. (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons


Click on chart to access online.


Upsampling images in Photoshop

Through a process called upsampling, you can add pixels to low resolution images, and thereby improve the print quality. The short video below demonstrates how to upsample images in Photoshop.

Universal Design

Universal Design is the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people, regardless of their age, size or disability. 

Microsoft Publisher Tutorials

The following resources provide guidance on how to use Microsoft Publisher. Resources at the top provide step-by-step guidance about poster creation. Links at the bottom provide general guidance on using Publisher.

PowerPoint Templates & Tutorials

Links to freely available PowerPoint conference poster templates, and guidance for specific software features relevant to poster creation

Other Software

Graphics, such as charts and tables can easily be created in Excel.

Print Vendors

The following list is provided as a convenience, and is not meant to endorse or promote any particular vendor.