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Storyboard & Poster Guide

Posters are a visual presentation of the main points of your topic and make use of graphics such as maps, photographs and charts. The benefits of a poster presentation include:

  • Creative and innovative visual elements
  • More intimate, less formal interaction with audience
  • More opportunity to supplement main points and address particular points of interest
  • Posters are a reusable resource
  • They increase networking opportunities.

Make and impact with your poster!

The following are suggested tips for the making of your poster:

  • A poster presentation is a graphic/textual way to show others your work. Therefore your poster presentation should rely on colour, diagrams charts and visual images to illustrate your ideas rather that presenting information in text. A minimum of three relevant visual images is recommended. These should be clearly labelled.
  • The text used must be concise, using just enough words to explain your work and the significance and impact your topic has for the profession.
  • Critically review other posters for production design, clarity of content, colours, layout and finishing.
  • Select colour combinations that are simple and pleasing to the eye. Use more intense colours for borders, contrast and emphasis. Two/three colours will unify the poster.
  • Lay out and organise the material to make the main message clear.
  • Balance the quantity of text and graphics equally and use dot points and lists to increase clarity and quantity of information.
  • Check typography, avoid abbreviations, acronyms and jargon.
  • Eye movement should be natural down the column or along rows, size attracts attention; use arrows, pointing hands, numbers and letters to clarify sequences.
  • Cherish simplicity, don’t overload the poster – more material can mean less communication.
  • Professional preparation, including printing and laminating, will enhance your poster presentation. After the conference, you may be able to display your poster in other venues or at other relevant events.
  • Key references(if appropriate) should be placed in a small text box at the bottom right hand corner of your poster, in no more than 12 point font.
  • Checklist:
    • Is your poster reader-friendly, clear and concise?
    • Am I drawn to this poster?
    • Can colleagues quickly examine the poster and understand major points?
    • Would an interested reader learn enough to ask informed questions?
    • Does it stimulate interest and conversation? (Use of pictures and colour)

Poster Dimensions & Hanging Arrangements

The prefered poster design is in landscape orientation. Portrait orientation is available and must be booked in advance.

Landscape (max dimensions) Height 1135mm x Width 2230mm – this is the preferred orientation

Portrait (max dimensions) Height 2230mm x Width 1135mm – this orientation must be pre-booked to ensure availability of a suitable poster board

Poster boards are coloured black and are Velcro compatible.

Download Poster Dimensions

Unless other arrangements have been made it is the responsibility of the presenter to hang the poster. Presenters should ensure that they provide pins and or Velcro dots for hanging their poster.


Posters may be sent to the hotel to arrive no sooner than 3 working days prior to the conference. Presenters must use the box label if sending goods prior to the conference.

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Set-up location: Tully Room 1

Set-up time: Monday 4th September 11.00am-1.00pm – all posters must be in place by 1pm 

Presentation details

Presenters will have the opportunity to meet with delegates, answer questions and talk about their poster during catering breaks.

Presenters are specifically requested to be stationed next to their poster about 15 minutes after the commencement of lunch for a period of at least 15 minutes to engage with delegates on the following days:

Tuesday – 1.15pm-1.30pm
Thursday – 1pm-1.15pm
(these times are an approximate guide) 

Pack down

Removal: Posters must be removed by 5pm on Thursday 7 September 2017.

Transport: It is the responsibility of presenters to arrange couriers, where required, for transporting material from the hotel. All goods must be picked up no later than 3 working days after the conference concludes.