Information for Showcase Exhibitors

What, When and Where?

The Showcase is a Two-hour poster session featuring stories of success, innovation or best practice. Join colleagues from across Fresno State to connect, share and learn from one another. 

Friday, April 26
9:00 - 11:00 am
Satellite Student Union

Here's how to participate. 


2. DESIGN your poster and UPLOAD the art by Friday, April 12 


Attend the showcase on April 26 from 9:00 - 11:00 am and share your story with hundreds of colleagues across the campus. 

Your poster will remain on exhibit through Saturday of Vintage Days. 

Pick up your poster on Monday, April 29 in the Satellite Student Union between 8 and 10 am. Display in your office or use it for another event. 

Who should participate as exhibitors?

The Showcase is open to presenters from faculty, staff and student organizations at Fresno State. Individuals and/or teams are welcome.

What are the criteria for a good poster exhibit?

The showcase will feature a variety of innovations, planning and process improvement projects or initiatives in both academic departments and administrative units. Posters serve to help tell the story and demonstrate the impact on the unit and/or across campus. The poster highlights how the project or process achieves one or more of the following:

  • Improves services to students, teaching or learning
  • Engages students, faculty, staff and/or other constituents
  • Advances the campus strategic priorities
  • Saves time and/or resources
  • Fixes an inefficient process
  • Improves climate
  • Develops new programs
  • Increases effectiveness

Who is the audience?

  • Campus leaders and administrators
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • Community

How do I create a poster?

We know that time is precious and that not everyone has graphic design skills or time to design a poster from scratch. We made it simple so everyone who wishes to participate can.

  • Template is a powerpoint slide. Simply insert your images and content.
  • There are 3 sample formats to choose from. Please choose only one
  • Feel free to change the template or create your own.
  • The template is already sized for printing at 30" x 40".
  • Name your poster file using  your project title_PSOE19. For example Food Security Project would be saved as: 
  • If you need to upload a new version, please use projecttitle_PSOE19_update
  • Upload the completed powerpoint no later than April 12, 2019.
  • We will have the poster printed and mounted on day of event.
  • Check out samples from last year. 

What information should I include on my poster?

This is entirely up to you. Consider what elements are needed to best illustrate your project, work or initiative. Below is a list of components to consider. Feel free to pick and choose what works best to tell your story.

  • Project Title (Insert on top bar of poster. As a rule title should be readable at a distance of 4-5 ft.)
  • Tagline (If applicable. Tagline should be no longer than 25 words and it should highlight the innovation and/or lesson learned.)
  • Graphics: Illustrations, images, tables, photos, figures, info graphics, charts, flow charts, process maps, etc.
  • Background/Objective
  • Documentation of the impact this project had on your unit/or the campus
  • Mission Statement/Visions/Goals
  • Milestones/Achievements from conception to the present
  • Solutions/Results
  • A look ahead/next steps
  • Team members

What will my display look like?

Posters will be 30" tall x 40" wide and will be mounted on foam core and displayed on a free standing easel. We will provide the easel.

Full tables or shared tables are available upon request - be sure to indicate this when you register to participate.

Feel free to bring brochures, handouts or information to share.

If you have a video, multi-media or technology to share bring a laptop or tablet. (Please remember to charge device ahead of time as electric outlets will be limited.)

Can I keep my poster after the Showcase?

Yes indeed! We love to see the posters all around campus after the Showcase featuring stories of success, innovation and best practices. 

Posters will be available for pick up at the Satellite Student Union Monday, April 29 from 8 - noon. If necessary arrangements can be made for delivery. 

How is the Showcase connected with Vintage Days? 

We have scheduled the Showcase the Friday of Vintage Days so the community could get a glimpse at all of the extraordinary work taking place at Fresno State. The official Showcase where exhibitors are expected to attend will be from 9 - 11 on Friday, April 26. The remainder of Friday and throughout Saturday the posters will be on display for Vintage Day visitors to browse museum-style. Staff will be present to watch over the displays and answer general questions about the Showcase. 

Examples of Display Boards:

Check out Display Boards examples from last year. 

Questions/More information?

Contact Kathleen Scott - or 278-5299