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.
- Designing effective postersThis tutorial by University of Buffalo provides extensive background and information on poster design.
- Designing conference postersA blog post written by Colin Purrington, this link will help you learn more specifically about scientific poster design.
- Better Posters blogA blog run by Zen Faulkes, helping you learn all about how to create better posters.
- Better Posters [ebook] byISBN: 9781784272364Publication Date: 2021-05-24Better posters mean better research. Distilling over a decade of experience from the popular Better Posters blog, Zen Faulkes will help you create a clear and informative conference poster that delivers maximum impact.
- UMN photo and video libraryImages provided by University Relations department.
- UMN IT stock contentAccess on campus or remotely with VPN for royalty free videos, images, and graphics.
- UMN Libraries' image collection guidePrimary source and other images curated by our digital media librarian.
- PixabayFind high-quality stock images including photos, illustrations, and vectors for use.
- The Noun ProjectOpen source vector graphics.
- Gender Spectrum collectionCreative Commons stock photos.
- Streamline IconsIllustrations, graphics, and emojis for your project.
- OpenverseSearch images that are in the public domain or under Creative Commons licenses.
- nappyHigh quality stock photos of black and brown people.
Color scheme ideas
- Adobe ColorA color wheel and palette generator.
- COLOURloversView and share color palettes.
- Accessible color generatorInput a color to generate accessible additional colors.
- Color accessiblityLearn more about accessible design in regards to colors.
- Canva Color Palette GeneratorGenerate a color palette from a picture.
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2023 9:09 AM