Research Consortium

West Chester University

Dr. Gloria Hernandez
Dept. of Languages and Culture
Dr. Melissa Whidden
Dept. of Kinesiology






The poster should show the full title of your submitted abstract; names of the authors and their home institution; text should be brief and well-organized, presenting only enough data to support your conclusions; the text should make clear the significance of your research; the text should include your hypothesis, methods, results, and conclusions.

Format/Size limitations

Posters should be designed and presented VERTICALLY. The recommended vertical size is 40 inches wide by 58 inches high but can not exceed 46 inches wide by 64 high. Posters larger than this dimension must apply as a large format poster.

On site instructions

  • Posters may not be mounted on foam-core or any other thick backing.
  • You or your co-authors are responsible for affixing your poster to the panels provided at Sykes Student Union before 1:00 pm. Push pins will be provided.
  • An author must attend the poster for at least one hour during the period from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.
  • Presenters are not permitted to bring easels or other furniture without permission of the Program Chair.
  • Posters must be removed between 3 and 3:30 PM. If you are unable to pick up your poster during that time, it will be stored temporarily.


  • A poster is a graphic communication. Attention to graphic design yields more effective presentations. A clear, simple, and uncluttered arrangement is the most attractive and the easiest to read.
  • The title should be at the top of the poster set in approximately 160 points, followed by the authors’ names and affiliations in a smaller point size.
  • All text should be legible from a distance of 3 ft or more. Type size should be at least 24 point, in bold, to ensure legibility. The typeface should be a simple and clear one (e.g., Helvetica, Universe, Arial, Cambria, Times New Roman). No Comic Sans, Papyrus, or Marker Felt, please.
  • Use bullets, arrows, numbers, or other design elements to show the viewer the preferred sequence in which your poster should be read.
  • Color should be used sparingly and should provide a strong contrast. Dark colors on a white background or white on a dark color background work best.
  • Charts, drawings, and illustrations should be similar to those you would use in making power point slides.
  • Photos should be enlarged enough to show relevant details.

Questions regarding design and formating of posters can be directed to Peggy Hill at