A research poster describes, with words and visuals, research or creative work. Often posters are presented at conferences and other professional events Poster presenters answer questions about their work as other attendees wander from poster to poster.
A professional poster may describe a project, service, or resource that does not necessarily fall into the "research" world. These posters can be presented at conferences and other professional events or may be presented at company or university event to highlight an activity.
Your poster, presentation, and handout all need to convey the most important information about your research or project in a clear and concise manner. The poster should be well organized and visually appealing, without distracting from the content.
Preparing a short "elevator speech" to explain your work will be helpful, but you also want to be prepared to answer questions and discuss your work with event attendees. A handout can also concisely cover the main points of your work to help attendees remember your poster.
Elements to Include
Elements for a Research Study
Elements for an Event or Other Project