Poster Presentation Guidelines

There will be one poster session during the ECREA conference: Friday, 2 November 2018, 16:30 – 18:00, Poster Area (1st floor, Villa Ciani). 

Each poster should be prepared in portrait orientation (vertical poster). 
The maximum dimensions are: 120 cm (h) x 90 cm (w). You might want to use the standard A0 vertical poster format.

Each poster should normally contain the following:

  • Title that corresponds to the title of your submitted abstract (no abbreviations)
  • Full names and affiliations of all contributing authors
  • An introduction laying out the purpose of the presentation
  • A narrative (methods, materials, results)
  • Conclusions (clear and simple, emphasising implications for further research or practice) 

Ideally, the following fonts should be used:

  • at least 60pt for the title
  • at least 44pt for the authors/affiliations and possible headings of sections
  • at least 36pt for the body text
  • the poster should be readable from 2 to 3 meters distance

Particular attention should be paid to the resolution of pictures and photos. As a rule of thumb, use at least 300dpi resolution, please.

Poster Presentation

We kindly ask you to be present throughout the whole poster session in order to showcase your work and to interact with the audience. It may be helpful to bring print outs of summaries or supplementary material for people that want to study your work in greater detail.

There will be one general poster session during the ECREA 2018 conference: Friday, 2 November 2018, 16:30-18:00, Poster Area (1st floor, Villa Ciani).


Your poster must be written in ENGLISH.


Thin cardboard is more suitable than thin paper. Posters will be pinned to standard boards.
Prepare your material beforehand so that it fits neatly into the space available and can be easily attached to the board.
The Conference organizers will provide suitable fixing materials. Also, on-site assistance will be available to help you display your poster.

Printing Service

Should you not like to carry the poster with you, let it be printed in Lugano!
The organizers offer a possibility to print your poster prior to the event. This service is available until 19 October (deadline).
To have your poster printed in Lugano, just enter your congress registration, go through it until you will find poster printing service. The cost is 45 EUR (VAT excl.). Only credit card payment is available.

After that, you will be able send your poster in PDF format (printing quality) and pick it up at the Poster desk onsite. All posters will be printed in the maximum dimensions: 120 cm (h) x 90 cm (w). Poster printing on-site not available. 

If you need support, please contact:

Mounting your poster

The Poster area at the Villa Ciani on the 1st floor will be open for poster mounting starting on Friday, 2 November, 9:00 am. All posters must be mounted on Friday and will be displayed for the rest of the conference.

Removing your poster

All material must be removed by the owner of the poster at the end of the conference after the closing session on Saturday, 3 November, 18.00 pm. The conference organisers cannot accept responsibility for any material left behind. The organisers are not responsible for loss or damage of the posters. Posters left on site at the end of the conference will be destroyed.

Should you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the ECREA 2018 Local Organisers via e-mail: