Poster Presentation Guidelines

POSTER PRESENTATION GUIDELINES AND INFORMATION

 At least one author of the poster must be registered to attend the congress. Presenting authors are required to register by the 30th of June 2019 and will qualify for the early registration fee. Registration can be done online at https://saafost2019.org.za/events-registration/

 All posters must conform to the following guidelines:

Paper Size

A0 – 841mm x 1090 mm PORTRAIT.

Layout

A poster should include a clearly visible title at the top centre, followed by author and affiliation information underneath, including e-mail address / addresses.

Graphics

Effective visual display of information is essential in a poster presentation. To achieve this goal, author(s) should concentrate on two or three main points and should prefer graphic displays over text to illustrate their message effectively. Overall, a poster should have more graphics than text. In addition, graphics should be simple to understand, with contrasting colours and no grid lines.

Text

Poster text should be easily readable from a distance of 1-2 metres, and 1.5 or 2 lines of spaces should be used between each line. It is advised that authors should also pay attention to the following points:

  • Headings should be 25 % larger than normal text. Bold or other colours may be used.
  • Text should be kept to a minimum, and each block of text should include no more than a few sentences.
  • Larger than usual fonts may be used in results and discussion sections to draw attention, while smaller fonts may be preferred for methods.
  • Smaller fonts may be used for citations and acknowledgement.
  • Suggested font sizes are:
    • Main title: 78 -96 pt (bold, uppercase)
    • Author(s): 72 pt (bold, title case)
    • Affiliation(s): 48 pt (normal, title case)
    • subheading: 36 pt (bold and uppercase)
    • subheading: 30 pt (bold and title case)
    • Body of the text: 24 pt (normal)