I am preparing a poster presentation for a scientific conference. When I published my work, I was affiliated with institution X. After my publication, I moved to institution Y. Now, I want to put my affiliation on the poster as well as the institution logo. My question is simple. Which institution should I put on the poster, X or Y? Is it allowed to put both of them since this work was published with an affiliation X but now I am at institution Y? Your answers are appreciated.

  • You should maybe put your subject in the tags or question in case it's relevant. We seem to get this genre of question quite a bit, I know in my field (applied math) nobody really cares, you should put your current affiliation so that if someone Googles your name and affiliation they actually find you.
    – user137975
    Commented Jul 9, 2022 at 16:53
  • Thank you! my field is Physics
    – Naps
    Commented Jul 9, 2022 at 17:20

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In pure-ish mathematics, you should put the institution where you are currently. A simple footnote stating "Thanks to University X where most of this work was done" will give proper acknowledgement (but is not required).


The conference and people viewing your poster will not care. Ask your supervisor, just in case they care.


You should indicate the institution where the bulk of the work was done. Then a simple footnote stating “present affiliation: University Y” will do the trick.

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