The Center for Instruction, Research, and Technology group assists faculty and students with academic research posters and conference presentations.
Typically for poster sessions, MD will design a large format poster that can either be rolled up for long distance traveling or mounted to foamcore board to create a sturdy table display. Many faculty prefer to design their own posters using Adobe Illustrator or Microsoft PowerPoint. This of course is always encouraged, however please review the guidelines before submitting files. If you prefer for our designers lay out the poster, we ask that you make an appointment at least 2-3 weeks before your expected travel date to discuss the details of your poster. Before meeting with our designers, it may be helpful to look over the conference poster guidelines and tips in order to understand the types of questions that will be asked.
MD does not currently serve students or student organizations with printing or multimedia/graphic
design, with the exception of academic research/conference poster design. MD will not print or offer
design assistance to those projects where the student is to receive an assigned grade. All projects for
print will need to be submitted by ISU faculty or full-time staff (student employees do not qualify as
full-time staff). Faculty/staff requesting assistance on behalf of a student or student organization, will assume all responsibilities for the requested project, including material charges. Please contact the MD office for further information or to discuss your next design project.
View sample conference poster designs.
Please see our complete set of guidelines and tips for submitting projects.
University Design Standards