My first fancy poster

I’m preparing my first large-format poster (for the MathBio3 conference, here in Madison in two weeks). Previously, my posters had just been on a series of pieces of regular paper. (Consider, for example, this poster from September, 1998.) But no one does that anymore, and I don’t want to stand out as being archaic. That is, I want to pretend to be modern.

Here’s my draft:

I got a LaTeX template from Saunak Sen, which originally came from Nathaniel Johnston and uses the Beamer poster style. That made it super easy; I hardly even needed to know what I was doing.

Not having a good sense of how this 1m x 1m poster is actually going to look, I used Acrobat to print it onto a bunch of pieces of paper (“Tile all pages” in the print dialog), which I then reassembled with scissors and tape.

It looks like it will be fine.

Maybe I should save the $50 or $100 and post the black-and-white, pasted-together version?

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5 Responses to “My first fancy poster”

  1. Rob Scharpf Says:

    Karl, Very nice. Did you use one of the existing beamer themes, or did you craft your own? Best-


  2. Yihui Says:

    Honestly I have never made a poster in my life. After seeing this one, I decided to try one at the ASA Iowa Chapter Meeting: I’ll let you know how it goes. Thanks for sharing the beamer template!

  3. Екатерина Моисеева Says:

    Thank you for sharing template! Really, it is exactly what I need. Thank you!

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