Use PowerPoint - this option is by far the easiest and also the most popular. Here are the basic step you will need to complete to design a poster in PowerPoint.
Use conference poster templates to give you head start
** Templates can save you a ton of time, but always check the custom dimensions in PowerPoint before saving the the slide as a PDF and sending it off to print. You can find these under the design tab > slide size (top right) > custom slide size. **
Use the following tips to avoid blurry or pixilated images on your poster:
Image from Udemy Support
Image from American Nurse today
Image from The Natural Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference: Guidelines for Poster Preparation, University of Pittsburgh
Design & Digital Print Office: To place an order you will need to fill out a print request form. Forms usually take about 5 days to be approve and the actual printing will take another 5 days. Cost varies based on the size of the poster but you can get a quote from them after filling out their print request form.
Many office supply stores will print posters of almost all sizes. For more money you can have them mounted to poster board or even laminated.
Two local options for printing:
Don't want to spend money on printing? Do it yourself!
A lot of our advice was gathered from these great online guides. Visit them directly for more practical advice and guidelines on conference poster design:
ASEE Conference Poster Guidelines (for Engineering students)