European Planetary Science Congress 2018
16–21 September 2018
TU Berlin | Berlin | Germany

Guidelines for poster presentations

Poster Display Times

Times Groups
Display times Poster group 1:
Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 08:00 –20:00
Poster group 2:
Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 08:00– 20:00
Poster group 3:
Thursday, 20 September 2018, 08:00– 20:00
Author in attendance times Poster group 1: Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 18:15-20:00
Poster group 2: Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 16:15-18:00
Poster group 3: Thursday, 20 September 2018, 18:15-20:00


Fixation material for attaching the posters to the board are available at the information desk.

Due to author copyright privileges, it is strictly prohibited to take photos and/or copies from laptops and poster boards of any scientific material without the expressed permission by the authors.

Poster boards

In general, one numbered poster board in portrait format is reserved for each poster paper with a clear dimension of the A0 standard format, i.e. 841 mm (width) x 1189 mm (height) or 33.11" (width) x 46.81" (height).

Authors in attendance time(s)

The "authors in attendance time" is the time when the respective authors of a poster session must be present at their poster for presentation. The "authors in attendance time" of each poster session is given in the programme.

Poster preparation suggestions

Place the title of your paper prominently at the top of the poster board to allow viewers to identify your paper easily. Indicate the title and the author(s) names of your paper.

Highlight the author's name and address information, in case the viewer is interested in contacting him/her for more information. Prepare all diagrams or charts neatly and legibly beforehand, in a size sufficient to be read at a distance of 1.5–2.0 meters. Use creativity by using different font sizes and styles, perhaps even color and double-space all text. Use different colors or textures for each line or bars contained in your graph or chart.

Organize the paper on the poster board so that it is clear, orderly, and self-explanatory. You have complete freedom. The presentation must cover the same material as the abstract. Label different elements as 1, 2, 3, or A, B, C. This will make it easier for a viewer to follow your display.

Include the background of your research, followed by results and conclusions. A successful poster presentation depends on how well you convey the information to an interested audience.

Oral summaries of posters

Authors of poster papers should be prepared to provide ad hoc a summary of their poster presentation during their oral sessions in case a gap should occur in the time schedule.

Poster sessions

Chairpersons for poster sessions should gather and guide the audience from poster to poster in the order of their appearance, and they should invite the authors to present their posters for about a few minutes each and stimulate discussions afterwards.

Poster printing

Participants that would like to print their poster in Berlin may consult a nearby copy shop:

copy print Kopie & Druck GmbH
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 3-5
10587 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 3180590-0

Opening hours

  • Monday–Friday: 08:00–00:00
  • Saturday: 10:00–18:00
  • Sunday: 12:00–20:00