Presenting your ePoster

An ePoster is a visual medium that you use to communicate a key idea related to your research. It presents that idea in a verbal and graphic way.

Unlike an oral presentation, a poster does (most) of your talking – but the great thing about the OnAIR portal is that you can discuss your poster like never before!

There are several advantages to presenting a poster:

  • Posters can be viewed at any time. Your ePoster will be available for viewing throughout the conference in the dedicated Poster Gallery. These will be available to be viewed prior to the conference and after the conference through the online platform.
  • Viewers can “absorb” the presentation in their own time/way.
  • You will have the ability to not only share with viewers your poster but engage with delegates via the Q&A function. Delegates can view your poster and then type any questions they may have for you to reply to via text.

Electronic posters (ePosters) will be available for viewing for the duration of the convention in the Poster Gallery. ePosters will also be made available to be viewed prior to the convention and after the convention in the online platform.

The layout of your ePoster is at your discretion, however, brevity and clarity are the essence of a good ePoster. The aim of ePosters is to display your project or an idea in a concise form, enabling delegates to grasp the essentials of the subject in a short time frame.

We recommend an A3 portrait poster in PDF.
Your ePoster should be less than 20MB.

It is critical you check your ePoster on a computer other than the one you use to create the ePoster. This allows you to check any photos, audio or videos are embedded correctly and the layout and fonts transfer as you want.

ePosters will be uploaded as received. Please ensure you fully proof your ePoster before submitting it.

If you wish to make an interactive poster that includes hyperlinks, videos and audio, please follow the below template:

Preparing your ePoster

Please see the example interactive poster template below.

Interactive Poster Template

  • Digital posters must have the file suffix .pptx, .ppt, or .pdf
  • Maximum file size is 100 Mb
  • Posters should be landscape orientation, at a ratio of 16:9
  • The size of the screen in which the poster will be shown is 930W x 594H in pixels. It will work best if each page is readable at A3 or A4 size. If a presenter zooms their PowerPoint screen down to 75% this is a rough estimate to the size shown in the portal. We recommend using a font size no smaller than 15 for visual purposes.
  • Images should be in .jpg or .png format.

Interactive content and multimedia

  • Hyperlinks, audio and video files are welcome
  • Hyperlinks may link to external locations or to other pages/files within the presentation
  • Any links that are linking to external pages (e.g. websites) should be set to “open in a new tab”
  • Media (audio and video files) should be embedded in your PowerPoint file
    • Supported formats include .avi, .wmv. and mp4.
    • Note that embedded media functionality is not supported in pdf.
  • Large media files can be included by hosting your files on an external website (e.g. a private domain or public such as YouTube) and using a hyperlink in your presentation.
  • Supplementary files can be included in the form of digital “handouts”. These will be displayed in the handouts tab that appears alongside each poster.

If you do not have PowerPoint and wish to use a ppt or pptx format, we recommend using software such as OpenOffice that can save presentations in this format.

About the GSA

The Geological Society of Australia was established as a non-profit organisation in 1952 to promote, advance and support Earth sciences in Australia.

As a broadly based professional society that aims to represent all Earth Science disciplines, the GSA attracts a wide diversity of members working in a similarly broad range of industries.

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