Poster Guidelines​

​Revised for clarity August 20.

Thank you for presenting a poster at the upcoming WBC Connect 2020! WBC Connect will be an all-virtual meeting.

Please read the following instructions while creating your poster.

The following instructions apply to a classic single-panel poster. We will also be providing all poster presenters access to an interactive e-poster platform. You may chose either or both formats, but please follow applicable format and content guidelines. 

You are required to finish your poster in your preferred format and upload it to Learning Toolbox for moderator review by August 22. As this is a virtual meeting, poster upload to Learning Toolbox will be required of all poster presenters, in either classic/PDF or stack format. There is no seperate link for standard posters; please use the Learning Toolbox link to upload your poster regardless of format. If we do not receive your poster/eposter, your poster will be pulled from the program. Learning Toolbox links and instructions were emailed to presenting authors on July 31, 2020. Please contact us if you need your individual link re-sent.  

Poster Times

Even though posters are virtual, our attendees still want to meet you! We have designated poster times throughout the congress when we are requesting that you "stand by your poster"—i.e., have the e-poster platform open in your browser so attendees can stop by for a virtual chat!

  • Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Permissions Statement

As part of the WBC Connect virtual meeting, posters will be available for online access to Premium and Boundless attendees for a limited time. By presenting at WBC Connect, you agree to allow WBC to virtually distribute your poster and e-Poster materials as part of the WBC Connect 2020 program, with possibility for future use in association-specific promotional content. You retain personal copyright of the content. If you have issues or questions about this, please contact us.

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PDF Poster

This is the standard scientific poster format you would see hanging at a meeting. It is not required that you have the poster in this format if you prefer to use the e-Poster "stack" option in the next section.

Begin by downloading the WBC Connect Poster Template. We use PowerPoint because it is a widely available software; please contact us if you need to make different arrangements. Format specifics are listed below, and complete instructions on how to build a poster using PowerPoint are available here.

Even if you create a PDF poster and do not intend to use the e-Poster features, you must still upload the PDF to Learning Toolbox. This will let your moderator review it and will eventually be how attendees access your poster.


In addition to the PDFposter, all poster presenters will have the option of creating e-posters to enhance their presentation and better fit it to the virtual format.

WBC Connect 2020 will be using Kubify Learning Toolbox for the creation of ePosters. All poster presenters will receive a link to create their e-Poster.

Key Features

  • Upload your poster in full
  • "Stack’" creation – Stack as much or as little content into your e-Poster as desired to best illustrate your research.
  • Supports PDFs, images, audio, video, PowerPoint, Word, and more
  • Link to external sources – YouTube, newsfeeds, social media, and more
  • Poster-specific discussion thread – questions can be asked and answered in a discussion thread that is viewable to all attendees*
  • Mobile-based viewing platform but can also be viewed in desktop format.
  • Creativity! This ePoster tool allows you to format your ePoster in many unique ways.

* Discussion thread participation does require a separate sign-in to the Kubify system to maintain security measures. Sign-in by creating an account, or using Google, Microsoft, Facebook, or LinkedIn accounts. 

E-Poster Assistance

Learning Toolbox links and instructions were emailed to presenting authors on July 31, 2020. Please contact us if you need your individual link re-sent. E-Posters must be created by August 22 to remain in the program.

Poster Format Guidelines

Size of PDF Poster

PDF posters are required to use the official presentation template. It is your responsibility to include the poster number, poster title, author(s) name(s), and their affiliations in the provided header.

There are no size requirements for stacks created in the e-poster environment.


The official language for the posters is English.

Posters should be readable from a distance. For adequate visibility, it is recommended that headers be sized at least 48 points, and body text at least 20 points. 

You have a matter of seconds to interest the reader as they walk by your poster. It needs to be readable!


PDF Layout

On the top right side of your poster please include your poster number, which you will receive from headquarters. This number will also be identified on the app and online program, so people who have an interest in your poster can easily find it.

Avoid overcrowding figures and cramming too many numbers into tables. Legends and titles should accompany all figures, tables, photographs, etc., for identification.

Company (including non-profits) or university logos may be displayed in the lower right corner of the poster. Logo size on the final poster can be no greater than 3 inches (7.5 cm) high and 3 inches (7.5 cm) wide. No other commercial activity or advertising may be displayed on the poster. Please follow the Poster Content Guidelines below to ensure your poster meets scientific standards. Not complying with this rule will result in the poster being removed. 

Your poster may also include:

  • Diagrams and charts
  • Reaction schemes
  • Tables recordings, graphs, etc.
  • Photographs
  • Written text, such as abstract or summary, introduction, method, results, and conclusions

Some effects that may be used in a poster include:

  • Colors (very effective in diagrams and charts)
  • Transparent overlays
  • Samples of materials, models, etc.



  • Font styles: Arial, Verdana, Times or Times New Roman, Garamond, Georgia, Symbols (math equations only)
  • Font sizes:
    • Title: sans serif, 48 pt
    • Subtitles and Section Titles: sans serif, 36 pt
    • Main Text: serif font, 24 recommended, no smaller than 12 pt
  • Text design:
    • Avoid shadow, emboss, engrave, or underline formats for text
    • Keep text horizontal
    • Use several columns
    • Use lines or reasonable gutter spaces between columns
  • Image format: .wmf; .jpg; .bmp; .gif; or .tif.
  • Image resolution: 300 pixels per inch


Poster Content Guidelines

Scientific and technical posters use the following divisions, or similar:
  • Title
  • Abstract/Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion
  • References


Your title should be the name of your presentation. It should be informative, but brief and attention-catching. By default, your abstract title will be how your poster is listed in the program. If you need to change the title, please contact us to get the listing updated.


Your abstract should include all information necessary to understand the objective and/or hypothesis of your study. What problem are you trying to solve? 


List your tools and procedures, being as specific yet concise as possible. Include all information necessary for another person to  understand how you generated the data for your study.


Present your data as clearly and straightforwardly as possible. It is recommended to use graphs and tables where appropriate.


Summarize what the data mean with regards to reaching your original objective and/or proving  your hypothesis.


Acknowledge key sources used in the study.

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