We are often asked “What size should I make my poster?” The answer is, the people at the conference will tell you, usually on the web page with all the other presenter information. Such as when it is, where, etc.
I went to this postersession last week, and there were 99 posters presented. All but this one got the message that they should be 36×48 horizontal posters. It really make a mess when you make the wrong size, as you can see.
Not that it was a bad looking poster. It’s just that it shows that the presenter didn’t pay very good attention to the directions, and that gives you a less than stellar presentation. I know it’s not terribly manly, but reading the directions is important for things like a poster session.