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Information for Presenters

How to submit


Students, faculty and the general public are welcome to present their research on topics of environment and sustainability.

To Apply:

An abstract of 200 words or less should be submitted via email to emaychair@dal.ca. Individuals may submit multiple proposals and are encouraged to re-use exisiting research posters. Please check back for the 2015 deadline.

Poster layouts

The re-use of existing research posters is encouraged. Your poster should be readable from a distance of 5 feet. The boards for the posters are 4 x 4 feet in size. The poster size should therefore not exceed 48 x 42 inches. The title should be capitalized with lettering at least 2 cm high. The title should be capitalized with lettering at least 2 cm high (72 point). Authors and affiliates should be in upper and lower case lettering at least 11 mm high (42 point). Text lettering should be at least 5 mm high (18 point) with a line thickness of at least 1 mm.

If your research is best presented in a format different from a poster, please let us know and we will try to accommodate you. Alternative presentations are encouraged provided they still address relevant research.

Video Tutorial of a Poster How To

Poster content

Information should be well organized and concisely presented.

Your poster should include the following sections:

  • An abstract
  • Introduction
  • Materials and methods
  • Results or anticipated results
  • Discussion


  • Keep written text to a minimum
  • Use bullets and short phrases
  • Use large graphs, flow charts, diagrams, and photographs
  • Keep captions and legends short and informative

How to print a poster

Several departments at Dalhousie University have plotter printers where you can print your poster. You may be charged a small printing fee.

We will provide pins to hang all posters at the symposium.