At most meetings or conferences, when you present a poster presentation, it means that you will display your poster and be available for viewers to ask questions about your research and how it is represented on your poster. Like an oral presentation delivered with a slideshow, there are many ways to design and present your research on a poster. There are also, however, a few important considerations and conventions to be familiar with.

Special Instructions for Mid-SURE 2024 Poster Presentations

Mid-SURE 2024 will be a hybrid event consisting of poster presentations. Mid-SURE is a public event. Do not share confidential information in your abstract or presentation.

For In-person Posters Only

  • Create a poster presentation; print and trim final version to a size of 40" x 32" (102 cm x 81 cm); landscape or portrait orientation
  • Prepare a short pitch discussing the poster presentation (less than 3 minutes is recommended)
  • Share your work with visitors and evaluators
  • In-person UURAF Presenter Guide

For Online Posters Only

  • Submit presentation materials to online event site by July 21
  • Create a poster presentation; save final version as PDF (less than 10MB)
  • Create a video discussing their poster presentation (2 to 5 minutes long)
  • Upload poster discussion video to YouTube as an unlisted video 
  • Enable the closed captioning feature to promote accessibility and inclusivity
  • Add link for unlisted YouTube video and PDF of poster to the online UURAF event site by July 21
  • Participate in asynchronous, online discussions with visitors and evaluators from July 23 - 24
  • Virtual UURAF Presenter Guide

Presentation Tips:


  • Check out our Poster FAQ to learn more about poster presentations and how to prepare them
  • Get help from an Undergraduate Research Peer Advisor