Submit Your Poster

Poster Submission Deadline: April 17, 2020

Complimentary poster printing will still be honored and provided to students who submit their abstract, and who have indicated on the abstract submission form that they would like to receive free poster printing. Complimentary printed posters must be presented virtually on the SPH Research Day website.

Printing will not take place until all University of Minnesota units are given the approval to return to campus. Students will be notified of the date to come and pick up their printed poster.

Instructions for Poster Presenters:

Posters will be displayed virtually. Students are encouraged to use the SPH Research Poster Template (48” x 36”) to create their presentation.

Review design tips

  1. How to Create a Research Poster by Polytechnic Institute of NYU
  2. Past Research Day participant posters

General tips for narrated PowerPoint presentations

  1. Prepare for Recording Audio Voiceovers (UMN IT)
  2. Best practices for narrated presentations (.pdf from University of Nebraska Lincoln)
  3. Creating PPT with audio (.pdf from Johns Hopkins University)

Prepare Your Poster Presentation

  1. Prepare your poster as a single PowerPoint slide with voiceover narration of 5 minutes or less. Below are links to instructions on how to record narration in PowerPoint: 
    • Learn how to record a PPT with narration and slide timings (Microsoft Office 365)
    • Watch how to record a PPT with narration and slide timing (YouTube)
  2. Save your poster presentation. Final format will be based on whether you add narration to your poster.
    • Poster with narration: Export the narrated PPT to .mp4 or .ppsx (PowerPoint Show) file format. Learn how to here.
    • Poster without narration: Accepted file formats are PowerPoint (.ppt) or PDF (.pdf).
  3. Any images on the poster should be at least 200 dpi, preferably 300 dpi if the image will be enlarged.

Questions regarding poster printing can be directed to the Research Day Coordinator: Aneisha Tucker at

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