Posters will be displayed in the portico of CSIC’s Cloister – an internal courtyard. 

Poster Presentation Guidelines

• All posters must be portrait orientation.
• The recommended poster size is A0 (841×1189 mm or 33.1×46.8 in)

Poster Setup and Removal
• All posters must be displayed in the cloister courtyard at CSIC by 12 Noon, Tuesday July 10.
• All poster boards will be pre-numbered. Please make sure that you mount your poster on the correct board and position. You will be notified of your poster number by email before the meeting begins.  
• The posters should remain on the boards during all three days of the conference. Posters may be removed no earlier than 5pm Thursday July 12, 2018. 
• Any posters left on the boards will be removed and discarded.

Poster Sessions
• Two poster sessions have been planned during the meeting. If you are the presenting author of a poster you must be present at both of these sessions to answer questions and meet your colleagues.  

Poster Competition
• All posters by student members of the Society for Cryobiology are eligible to enter the poster competition. The winner will receive $500. 
• You can opt into the poster competition during abstract submission. 
• The judging of the Society for Cryobiology’s Best Poster Award will take place during the scheduled poster sessions. You must be present to answer the judges’ questions in order to be considered for the competition. 

Safety and Security
• Do not leave personal materials or property under the poster boards. The Society for Cryobiology and CSIC are not liable for unattended property.

Poster Design Suggestions
Effectively designing your poster for maximum visual impact while clearly and concisely conveying your message requires careful thought and advanced preparation. Here are some suggestions for designing and preparing an effective poster.
• Identify 2-3 principal messages you want to convey and choose a title that captures your main point.
• Prepare a heading at the top of your poster indicating the abstract title, authors, and affiliations
• If you do not want your poster to be photographed, be sure to include a “no photography” image at the top right corner of your poster, at a size of 3” x 3” or larger.
• Lettering, symbols, and numbers should use a large font size and you should bullet your main points. Text should be printed in fonts of about 3/8″ to 1” height (font size no less than 28).
•  Summarize current research in graphic form whenever possible. Use charts, tables, graphs, pictures, etc. and minimize the amount of text. Most posters contain too much text.
• Attractive charts, tables, and graphics greatly increase the effectiveness of any poster. Illustrations and tables should be kept relatively simple to maximize legibility. Avoid “artsy” style and keep captions brief.
• Arrange materials in columns and use “white space” to help direct readers logically through your poster. It is easier to read information in vertical columns than in horizontal strips.
• Lines in graphs should be heavy. You should choose colors that are easily distinguishable from one another.
• Posters should be self-explanatory, but not comprehensive. They are posters and not papers. You should be prepared to supplement and elaborate during your conversations with others.
• Your poster presentation must be readable from distances of at least 3′ (90 cm). Keep it simple and clear.
• Many airlines now require that poster tubes be checked rather than brought as carry-on luggage. Please check with your airline prior to traveling. In case your poster does not arrive, we suggest you bring a smaller version of your poster on normal size paper as well as a copy of the poster on a USB thumb drive so that it can be printed on site. 

Web Resources
Here are links to several academic websites that offer great suggestions and tips on how to prepare your scientific poster. You can also find plenty more resources by searching the web. 
New York University Poster Guide
University of Texas Poster Guide
Cornell University Poster Guide
North Carolina State University Website on Poster Design

You are now ready to prepare a great poster, so relax and have fun!

Posters Displayed in the Cloister Portico