Learning Fair Poster Guidelines



As you begin to design your poster for the Annual Quality Congress Learning Fair, please follow the guidelines noted below:

  • Posters are a visual representation of your improvement story or research abstract, created by your team after your work is accepted. We will not be printing your poster. You are responsible for bringing your own poster and hanging it in the Learning Fair space. Additional information regarding the process will follow.
  • The run chart or SPCC of your main outcome measure(s) is the main feature of a data-driven QI story, abstract or poster.
  • Please consider placing your well labeled and annotated run chart, front and center in the poster, so poster viewers can read it from 2-3 feet away.
  • Simplicity and clarity are the keys to an effective poster.
  • Avoid overwhelming viewers with too much information—the casual viewer should be able to identify the main messages after a quick look at the poster.
  • Simple visuals (attractive charts, tables, and graphics) will greatly increase the effectiveness of any poster.
  • Symbols, letters, and numbers should be large enough to be seen from a distance of four feet.
  • Dimensions are not to exceed 48 inches wide by 36 inches high. Posters that do not meeting these guidelines will be placed on extra boards in the back of the room.
  • Use a horizontal/landscape orientation.
  • If you wish to integrate video into your poster presentation, there are now a variety of commercially available hangers for iPads and similar devices that can be mounted to your poster. Please bring your own hanger, mount it securely, and be sure your electronic device is fully charged. Do not leave any electronic devices unattended.
  • Electricity will not be available at the poster boards.


Need Help?

We are proud to share this work with the VON community of practice and are here to assist you. Please do not hesitate to connect for support with the following topics:

We hope you will share your acceptance with your team, and report up to your unit and senior leadership team. Please forward the meeting information and the link to register to those who share your passion for improving care. For your team members who are unable to attend the live Chicago meeting please encourage them to learn more about the VON Virtual Quality Congress, where they can attend the meeting 24/7, 365!

On behalf of Vermont Oxford Network, we thank you for your important contribution to the VON community of practice and a world of ever-improving outcomes for the infants and families we are so privileged to serve.