Poster guidelines

1. Your submission to indicate interest in poster presentation must bear a title, names of authors, and a short abstract. Also kindly indicate if you would like to add a speed talk of 5 minutes with the same.

2. Posters may present work in progress, side-projects, short note-style work, preliminary data analyses in on-going larger projects, or anything of academic interest that warrants quick feedback, but may not be of sufficient length and content for a talk. Great examples for posters would be species discovery, notes from the field on some curious and interesting aspects, preliminary analysis of initial data such as water quality analysis, rainfall patterns or side-projects in the field, that don't fit within a larger project overview.

3. Completed studies, larger project findings, overviews of projects are better suited for talks.

4. Poster formatting: We have kept these to a minimum, but kindly consider the following. If you are making a poster for the first time, do consult experienced folks! Or you could refer to poster guidelines such as these:

a. Poster size should not exceed 3 ft. x 4 ft. in dimensions. Posters can be in landscape or portrait mode as per your preference.
b. Text should be in at least 24 point font. Text should be brief and well organized, presenting only enough data to support your conclusions.
c. A clear, simple, uncluttered arrangement is the most attractive and the easiest to read.
d. Colour should be used sparingly, to provide contrast.
e. Illustrations should be simple and eye-catching, with unnecessary detail left out. If possible, convert tables to graphic displays.
f. Photos should be enlarged enough to show relevant detail.