The 29th International Horticultural Congress | Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes | 17-22 August 2014
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Digital Poster Guidelines

For the first time in IHC history, the 2014 Congress in Brisbane will be accepting digital posters rather than physical printed posters. The digital poster format provides an excellent opportunity for presenters to utilise electronic, digital and visual displays to share their research, and to interact with delegates on an individual basis. Presenters using PowerPoint to create their poster can include video presentation and animations.

If you are accepted to give a poster presentation at IHC2014, you will be allocated a total of 5 minutes (including question and answer time) to give your presentation. Below are some guidelines that you will need to follow in order to give your presentation successfully.

What is a digital poster?

Accepted poster presenters will be required to submit their poster as a Power Point file which will then be available on touch screens in the exhibition area of the Congress.

How is this more beneficial?

  • Digital posters will be able to include audio and video files
  • Delegates will be able to search for posters by author, symposia or key words on the touch screens provided
  • Delegates will be able to contact authors directly on the touch screens provided
  • Poster presenters will be given a scheduled time to present their poster to a small group.

Basic Presentation Details

File size

No larger than 50 MB (including videos)

Screen ratio

4:3 or 16:9

Display Types

46"” HD Multitouch screens
22" HD Monitors will be situated around the venue.
Delegate may also view on any personal web enabled device such as an iPhone, Blackberry, smartphone, laptop or PDA.

Slide length

No more than 6 slides.

Presentation length

Where there is more than one slide, rotation through the slide set should take no more than 4 minutes.

File Formats

PowerPoint (.ppt Recommended)
Audio (.mp3, wma)
Video (.wvm, mp4, avi, mpeg)
Others - By Request

See below for a quick demonstration on how the digital posters work.