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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 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. 

Tuesday April 26th at 3:00-3:30pm Register

Monday May 2nd at 11:00-11:30am Register

Office hours will be held Friday May 6th from 10-11am and 2-3pm for questions/poster review. Register

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

Review These Resources

Ten Simple Rules for a Good Poster Presentation‚Äč

Creating Effective Poster Presentations

Step 3: Print Your Poster

Plan to submit your poster with plenty of time for printing - to be safe, a good rule of thumb is to submit at least the week before the event! On the Klamath Falls campus, the Document Resource Center (DRC) can print posters up to 48in x 36in. This link can be used to submit your printing request to the DRC in Klamath Falls (under job type, choose Plotter Prints).

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 Kristin.Whitman@oit.edu.

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 May 20th, 2022.