Your posters will be placed on tables. Please ensure that they are "free-standing" (i.e., self-supporting).
The following was adapted from the conference website for the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
Poster Guidelines and Specifications
A poster should be complete and self-supporting so that different viewers may read it at their leisure. A presenter should need only to supplement or discuss particular points raised during inquiry.
Use a "grid plan," in which elements of the poster are arranged in columns. This arrangement prevents viewers crossing back and forth in front of each other. Materials could be mounted on coloured poster paper or board. Allow for distance when printing and planning your layout. The standard elements are: Introduction, Methods, Results (with supporting figures), and a Conclusion or Summary. Type should be easily seen from a distance of up to five feet. Do not post a copy of the abstract.
Figures should be easily seen from a five foot distance. Thus, use clear graphics and large type. The main "message" of a figure should be easily grasped by a viewer who only has half a minute to spare, but details should be included for viewers who linger longer.
Prepare a banner for the top of the poster indicating the title and the authors. Lettering should be about 1 1/4 inches high for the title and 3/4 inches high for the authors' names.