Once you’ve downloaded the templates for your meeting you’ll be ready to start designing your poster. Although the templates include a suggested font size you as an author are free to make use of the font sizes which suit the display of your information the best, unless specified by the organizer of the meeting in advance. Ensure that you’re compliant with the design specifics mentioned in the invitation email, guidelines, or those that may be mentioned on your meetings website.
Once those guidelines have been implemented into your poster design you are free to continue the design as you see fit. We recommend staying away from colours that don’t present strong contrast, or designs and background templates which can draw the viewer away from the most important element of your poster, the information.
Generally speaking, humans are for the most part visual learners, making graphs, charts and images a welcome addition to any poster design. Ensure that your poster is not purely text. Finally, remember to have fun when designing your poster!