For your poster, a board will be provided which measures 80cm (height) by 120cm (width). Push tacks will be available to tack your poster to the board.
Carefully and completely prepare your poster well in advance of the conference. There will be no time nor materials available for last minute preparation at the conference. Try tacking up the poster before you leave for the conference to see what it will look like and to make sure that you have all of the necessary pieces.
Your poster should cover the key points of your work. It need not, and should not, attempt to include all the details; you can describe them to people who are interested. The ideal poster is designed to attract attention, provide a brief overview of your work, and initiate discussion.
The title of your poster should appear at the top in CAPITAL letters about 25mm high. Below the title put the author(s)' name(s) and affiliation(s). The flow of your poster should be from the top left to the bottom right. Use pictures, diagrams, cartoons, figures, etc., rather than text wherever possible. Use text sparingly. Try to state your main result in 6 lines or less, in lettering about 15mm high. This way people can read the poster from a distance.
People will not read a lot of text, and certainly won't read typewriter-sized text. The smallest text on your poster should be at least 9mm high, and the important points should be in a larger size. If possible, use a ``sans serif'' font, for example the ``Helvetica'' Postscript font. It will be easier for people to read from a distance.
Make your poster as self-explanatory as possible. This will save your efforts for technical discussions.
Prepare a short presentation of about 5 or 10 minutes that you can periodically give to those assembled around your poster. Plan on giving this talk several times during your session. Plan to spend the entire session at your poster..