Poster Guidance

Poster Information for Idea Expo
Each presenter will have a poster space of 125cm x 150cm. Posters will be displayed during the Idea Expo beginning Monday, 18 March 3:00 – 6:00 pm, Tuesday, 19 March 4:00 – 5:00 pm and Wednesday, 20 March 4:00 – 5:00 pm.


The presentation must cover the material as cited in your Innovation.

  • Place the title of your paper and your paper number (to be assigned shortly) prominently at the top of the poster board to allow viewers to identify your paper. Indicate 1) the innovation’s presentation number, 2) title, and 3) authors’ names.
  • Highlight the authors’ names, e-mails, and address information in case the viewer is interested in contacting you for more information.
  • Prepare all diagrams or charts neatly and legibly beforehand in a size sufficient to be read at a distance of 2 meters. Paragraph and figure caption text should be AT LEAST 24-point font (0.9 cm height) and headers AT LEAST 36 point font (1.2 cm height). Use creativity by using different font sizes and styles, perhaps even color.
  • Use different colors and textures/symbols for each line or bar contained in your graph or chart. A serif font (e.g., Times) is often easier for reading main text, and a non-serif font (e.g., Arial or Helvetica) for headers and figure labels.
  • Organize the paper on the poster board so it is clear, orderly, and self-explanatory. You have complete freedom in displaying your information in figures, tables, text, photographs, etc.
  • Use squares, rectangles, circles, etc., to group similar ideas. Avoid cluttering your poster with too much text. If you use diagrams or graphs, consider labeling different elements as I, II, III; or 1, 2, 3; or A, B, C, making it easier for a viewer to follow your display.
  • Include the background on your innovation as well as any conclusions or recommendations. A successful poster presentation will showcase the important contribution your innovation has for society and the process you undertook to develop it.

ePoster Information

The ePoster feature allows poster presenters to upload a PDF or image of their poster either prior to or post meeting as a supplement to and NOT a substitution for the actual poster presentation. This option is only open for poster presentations, and not any other session type.

Presenting authors of poster presentations may upload their ePosters via the Presenter's Corner. Please go to: and click on "Participant's Corner". The deadline to upload your ePoster is 5 April 2019.

ESSOAr Information

AGU will also be offering a one-click transfer of your poster to archive on ESSOAr – a community server established to accelerate the open discovery and dissemination of Earth and space science early research outputs, including preprints and posters presented at major scientific meetings – which will increase your poster’s visibility and reach after the Summit. To take advantage of this new feature, make sure to add your ORCID identifier to your profile.