Intro to designing conference posters

A guide to help students design effective conference posters using PowerPoint or Google Slides.

Intro to designing conference posters

This guide is meant to help the beginning researcher or presenter put together their conference poster and prepare it for a digital or in-person conference. Software used to create the posters will be PowerPoint and Google Slides -- we encourage you to check with your academic department for options beyond these if you are interested in exploring further. 

If you have any questions or would like your draft reviewed, please feel free to contact the instructors listed in the left hand column.

View past undergraduate student posters
It can be helpful to view examples. Explore this collection of undergraduate research opportunity program posters (1800+) by department, faculty mentor or topic. You can also view recorded presentations, some of which include posters. Scroll down on the page to view past virtual symposiums. 

Workshop Slides (from 2024)

General advice

Image sources

Color scheme ideas

Last Updated: Apr 18, 2024 12:29 PM