Poster Presentations

Poster Presentations take place in a “Gallery Walk” format. This format is typically used in industry and academic conferences to present research papers. If implemented well, a Poster Presentation format allows for creativity and out-of-the-box demonstration of your topic and knowledge.

Your poster should be visually appealing, and should include engaging content that is well structured using headlines and bullet points (not pages of text). Think of your poster as a visual tool to help you present, be prepared and use it to engage in a conversation with your audience. A successful approach is to prepare a 3-4 minute presentation to walk your audience through you poster. It also helps to have other visual elements (such as a handout, flyer, postcard…etc).

All team members are expected to be present and take part in presenting their poster to get the grade.

Do NOT read your poster!

Presentation Day / logistics:

The first 10 minutes of class-time will be used to setup the room and posters. Each group is responsible for planning how they would like to setup their display, this includes but not limited to: the poster, laptop or iPad or any other electronic devices, handouts, and any other visuals needed for the presentation.

All team members are expected arrive at the beginning of class to help set-up and be available until the end of class.

There must be 1-2 presenters at each poster display at all times. All team members are expected to know the content and be ready to present during the gallery walk session.

Research “poster presentation” and learn how to design an effective poster, there are many videos on creating and presenting a poster.


Posters displays and presentations will be marked by the professor. The grade awarded will be based on the apparent level of effort, thoroughness, completeness, focus, and how well the group demonstrated their understanding of the chosen topic.

Below are pictures from previous Poster Presentations: