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Poster Guidelines

Poster Guidelines

SVRI Forum 2024: Poster Presentation Guidelines

Due to popular demand, we are excited to bring back poster presentations at this year’s SVRI Forum. Posters provide an excellent platform for presenting research and programmes, allowing for more interactive discussions between presenters and conference participants.

Purpose of poster presentation sessions

The SVRI poster presentation sessions are designed to:

  • Showcase innovative research and programs.
  • Facilitate in-depth discussions and networking.
  • Promote greater interaction between presenters and participants.

Specifications for poster presentations

  • Poster size: Posters should be in portrait orientation, with dimensions of 841 x 1189 millimeters.
  • Poster programme: A poster programme with assigned numbers will be provided. Please note that you will have your poster up for one full day. We will share the programme and set up/take down times closer to the conference dates.
  • Poster board: Posters will be displayed on one side of a poster board which we will be providing, numbered according to the poster programme.
  • Printing recommendations: It is recommended to hand-carry your poster to the conference. Common printing options include:
    • Screen printing
    • Water-based printing
    • Plastisol printing
    • Digital printing
    • Sublimation printing
    • Heat transfer printing
    • Roller printing
  • Printing assistance: If you require assistance with printing your poster in Cape Town and prefer not to travel with it, you may contact Pixel Media (payment for printing can be made directly to Pixel Media):

Poster presentation guidelines

  • Session and setup: Refer to the final conference programme for the time and location of your poster session and setup time. More information will be available closer to the conference dates.
  • Presenter attendance: The designated poster presenter (author or coauthor) must be present at the assigned space during the designated time to discuss the work presented.
  • Tips for poster preparation:
    • Goal: Aim for 20% text, 40% graphics, and 40% space.
    • Content flow: Ensure ideas flow logically from one section to the next.
    • Data visualization: Use charts and graphs to illustrate data; avoid large tables of raw data.
    • Image quality: Use high-resolution photographs; web images often will not work.
    • Text formatting: Do not use all capital letters.

Additional information

  • PDF submission: Please share a PDF version of your poster for publication on the SVRI Forum app. Submit the electronic version to by 7 September 2024.
  • Confirmation and registration: Acceptance of this offer is dependent on confirmation and payment of conference registration fees by 30 June 2024. Registration can be done at Kindly contact us at with any questions.

Poster sessions provide a unique opportunity to network with other researchers and practitioners. Take advantage of this time to engage in meaningful discussions, exchange ideas, and build professional connections.

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We look forward to meeting you in Cape Town!

SVRI Forum 2024 Organising Committee

Sponsorship and Partnership Opportunities

If you would like to partner with the SVRI Forum 2024, please contact us for more on sponsorship and partnership opportunities.

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