At most meetings or conferences, when you present a poster presentation, it means that you will display your poster and be available for viewers to ask questions about your research and how it is represented on your poster. Like an oral presentation delivered with a slideshow, there are many ways to design and present your research on a poster. There are also, however, a few important considerations and conventions to be familiar with.

Special Instructions for UURAF 2024 Poster Presentations

UURAF 2024 will be a hybrid event consisting of oral, poster, performance, film and exhibit presentations. UURAF is a public event. Do not share confidential information in your abstract or presentation.

For In-person Posters Only

  • Create a poster presentation; print and trim final version to a size of 40" x 32" (102 cm x 81 cm); landscape or portrait orientation
  • Prepare a short pitch discussing the poster presentation (less than 3 minutes is recommended)
  • Share your work with visitors and evaluators
  • In-person UURAF Presenter Guide

For Online Posters Only

  • Submit presentation materials to online event site by April 8
  • Create a poster presentation; save final version as PDF (less than 10MB)
  • Create a video discussing their poster presentation (2 to 5 minutes long)
  • Upload poster discussion video to YouTube as an unlisted video 
  • Enable the closed captioning feature to promote accessibility and inclusivity
  • Add link for unlisted YouTube video and PDF of poster to the online UURAF event site by April 8
  • Participate in asynchronous, online discussions with visitors and evaluators from April 11 - 12
  • Virtual UURAF Presenter Guide

Presentation Tips:


  • Request assistance with poster printing fees. Requests are due by March 29 at 11:59 PM. Funding decisions will be made in early April
  • Check out our Poster FAQ to learn more about poster presentations and how to prepare them
  • Get help from an Undergraduate Research Peer Advisor