Poster Guidelines

1)  Where can I print my poster?
Check with your academic department and colleagues about where they print posters.  The Print Shop at William and Mary can accommodate posters that are no longer than 36" x 48" and require you submit the posters to them no later than March 15, 2017 for display on March 24, 2017 at the Symposium.  Email printshop@wm.edu with questions and for pricing.

2)  When will I hang my poster?
Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) volunteers will assist in hanging the posters.  We ask that presenters bring their posters to the Registration Table anytime after 3:30 pm on Friday, March 24.  The posters may remain on display until the end of the reception (approximately 6:00pm) when you will remove your poster.  Posters that are not removed by the end of the last session of the day will be discarded.

3)  When will I give my poster presentation?
The poster sessions will take place in Chesapeake AB of the Sadler Center.  Please plan to stand near your poster for approximately 1.5 hours and explain your research to attendees of the GRS.

4)  What are the size limitations for my poster?
A space size of 4 feet by 4 feet will be available for you to present your poster.  The poster will hang on display boards using special clips that will not damage the poster (we will provide these).  We will NOT allow individual 8.5 inch by 11 inch sheets of paper to be presented as a "poster." Posters larger than 4x4 cannot be displayed.

5)  How large should the text for the poster be?
The poster should be easily readable from a distance of 6 feet.

6)  Last tip?
Meet with your advisor or colleagues to discuss your poster design.  A second opinion always helps. Also, check out Creating Effective Poster Presentations.

7)  Any other questions?
Just send an e-mail to GRS chair.