STLHE 2014

STLHE 2014 Conference

Information Sheet for Posters

Posters will be on display during the Poster /Chocolate Festival Reception, which will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm at McArthur Hall, main foyer (aka Student Street) space. All posters are eligible for the Pat Rogers Poster Prize. The aim of this event is to promote the importance of posters as opportunities to disseminate research results in an interactive way and to explore creative, effective and innovative teaching and learning practices.

Poster Dimensions

  • The maximum poster size is 5 feet wide (60 inches) by 6 feet tall (72 inches). It is recommended that your sheets be mounted or printed on poster paper; however you may bring individual sheets and post these to the poster board.
  • It is essential that your poster not exceed these dimensions.

Poster Templates

If you would like to use poster templates, here is a link to poster templates developed at the University of Alberta by Academic Information and Communication Technologies: . These templates can be downloaded as PowerPoint files and customized from there.

Award Criteria

  • Conceptual Depth and Content: The poster demonstrates originality, substance, and depth, as well as a robust conceptual basis.
  • Clarity: The poster communicates its message effectively. It avoids large amounts of difficult-to-read text and adopts innovative and visual approaches to communicating information. The poster may incorporate supplemental electronic media, and presenters may provide more detailed explication in a handout.
  • Design: The visual design and use of images and diagrams effectively reinforce the themes and concepts explored.
  • Potential for Engagement: The poster demonstrates potential to inspire active learning, by fostering greater interaction between viewer and presenter.

Presentation Tips

  • Treat it as a professional encounter.
  • Be prepared to describe your project in 2-3 minutes - "Shall I give you the bottom line?"
  • Be prepared to answer questions.
  • Be prepared to explain in non-technical language. Keep in mind that your audience includes participants who may not be familiar with your topic.
  • Be prepared to speak about how your work links to teaching and learning in higher education.
  • If you wish to provide more detailed information, consider a handout, electronic mailing list, website, or other forms of extension.


  • The main foyer space (Student Street) will be open for you to set up your poster display on Wednesday, June 17 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm. During the set-up hours, STLHE staff will be present to help you.
  • When you arrive to set up your poster, look for the poster board that has been assigned to you; it will have your poster number on it.
  • We are unable to accommodate space for technical support due to space issues.
  • Make sure to remain with your poster at all times during the Poster Session (4:00 pm - 5:30 pm).
  • During the Poster Session, the Committee will circulate to judge the posters for the Pat Rogers Poster
  • At 5:30 pm you will need to take down your poster. Any remaining posters will be taken to the information desk.

Articles based on posters will be eligible for submission to the annual journal Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching (CELT), a publication drawing largely from the work of Conference presenters (also including workshops, concurrent sessions, and roundtables).

“For the poster sessions it was helpful when the participant provided handouts to summarize their posters - the online summaries are a good idea as well.” (feedback from former participant)


For questions or further information, please contact:

Sandra Murray
STLHE 2014 Conference Administrator
and Program Coordinator
Centre for Teaching and Learning
Queen’s University
68 University Avenue, B176 Mackintosh Corry Hall
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 Canada

Phone: 613-533-6000613-533-6000 x75159     Fax: 613-533-6735     Website: