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IdeaFest Poster Help

A guide to creating and submitting your IdeaFest project.

Klamath Falls Ideafest Posters

Step 1: Format Your Poster (Klamath Falls Instructions)

Posters should be created in Microsoft PowerPoint. Check with your advisor for any departmental requirements.

  • To format your poster in PowerPoint, go to the Design tab, then click Slide Size.
  • Choose Custom Size and enter your desired poster width and height.
  • A typical research poster size is 48in wide x 36in high.

This blank PowerPoint slide has already been formatted to 48in x 36in, and contains both the Oregon Tech and Ideafest logos. 

Step 2: Create Your Poster

Not sure about what your poster should contain? Register for a workshop to learn about poster creation, the purpose of the various sections, and examples.

Register for 2023 Virtual Poster Workshops

Poster creation workshops will be held via Zoom on the following days/times. You only need to attend one. A recorded version will be available for those who cannot attend. 

2023 Workshop dates/times:

NEW: Wednesday May 3rd from 12-1pm Register here

NEW: Thursday May 11th from 2-3pm Register here

Friday May 19th, from 12-1pm: Register here

Monday May 22nd, from 3-4pm: Register here

Virtual poster office hours will be held Tuesday May 23rd from 12 - 2pm. Log in anytime to ask questions and discuss your poster. Register here

If these times are not convenient, you may book a virtual appointment with a librarian to review your poster by emailing

Slides from the Poster Workshop are available (must be logged in with your OIT account to view).

Review These Resources

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Step 3: Print Your Poster

The cost of printing your poster will be covered by the university. You must submit your poster to the Document Resource Center (DRC) by no later than 3pm on May 30th

This link can be used to submit your printing request to the DRC in Klamath Falls (under job type, choose Plotter Prints). Note: the max poster size that can be printed by the Klamath Falls DRC is 48in x 36in.

Submit Your Poster (Optional) 

Oregon Tech maintains a digital repository for student project posters so they can be viewed online! This is a great opportunity to make your poster available on the web and gain recognition for your hard work. To see how it works, browse previous projects in Oregon Tech Library's digital repository for student projects.

To submit your poster, you will fill out the form below, which includes a place to upload your PowerPoint file. Before you begin, it's a good idea to be ready with a description (100-300 words) for your poster. If the file upload fails, you can email a link to your poster file to

Submit your poster for inclusion in the digital repository here.

Step 4: Attend the Klamath Falls Ideafest!

On the Klamath Falls campus, the Ideafest event will take place on Friday June 2nd, 2023. Time 10am-4pm, location is across campus with indoor and outdoor exhibits (weather permitting).