There are three components to your poster session:
All three components should complement one another, not repeat each other.
Poster: Your poster should be an outline of your research with interesting commentary about what you learned along the way.
You: You should prepare a 1-2 minute lightning talk about your research. This should be a unique experience or insight you had about your research that adds depth of understanding to what the attendee can read on your poster.
Handout: Best practices for handouts - Your handout should be double-sided. The first side of the paper should include a picture of your poster (this can be in black and white or color). The second side of the handout should include your literature review, cited references, further information about your topic and your contact information.
*Required. Everything else is optional - you decide what is important to put on your poster. These are just suggestions. Use the tabs in this guide for more tips on how to create your poster.
Resize the slide >> Office 2007 >> Design tab >> Page setup >> Landscape mode >> Enter your poster size - standard poster sizes range from 40" by 30" and 48" by 36" but you should check with the conference organizers.