Global Science Conference Poster Session Guidelines

The Climate-Smart Agriculture: Global Science Conference Poster Session will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2013, 5:30-7:00 p.m., in the lobby of the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts and will include a reception with abundant hors d’oeuvres in lieu of an evening dinner. The session provides the opportunity for individuals to present their research and offers an excellent venue for extended informal discussion with meeting attendees.

Poster set-up will take place on Thursday, March 21, at lunch from 12:30-2:00 PM or during the 3:30-4:00 PM break.

Criteria to Participate in the Poster Session

Open to graduate students and professionals. Poster submissions must represent sound science. Proposals will be evaluated as they are received and responses will be made quickly so that authors of accepted posters will have more time to register and book travel. Abstracts will not be accepted after Friday, February 22, 2013. Please submit your proposals to

General Guidelines for Abstract Submission

Abstracts are limited to 250 words. The abstract should provide a brief statement of the study’s objectives; a concise statement of methods; a clear presentation of “data rich” results; and a closing statement of conclusions. Citations are not allowed within the abstract text. Abstracts must be written in English and submitted online. Work must be proofread carefully before submission. Research proposals are not acceptable.


All authors of accepted posters are required to register for the Climate-Smart Agriculture: Global Science Conference. The registration fee for graduate students is $75 and for professionals is $150. Registration information can be found here (registration link). Board assignments will be distributed at the conference check-in desk.

Poster Presentation

Individuals may be a first or presenting author for only one poster. Poster size is limited to 4x8 feet (122 cm X 244 cm). Computer display equipment, sound or projection equipment or freestanding displays are not permitted. Bring your own push-pins or Velcro to affix your poster material to the display board. All materials must be removable. You may not write, paint or paste on the display board.

All posters must be set up in the time allotted before the session and must remain up until the session ends. Materials must then be removed promptly from the board and your area cleaned up. Climate-Smart Agriculture: Global Science Conference staff will not be responsible for material left on boards after the poster session.

Poster Design Suggestions

  • Posters should feature a title, your name and the name of the institution where the research was performed and should credit others, as appropriate. The title lettering should be about 2” to 3” (5 cm to 7.5 cm) with subheadings ½” to 1” high (1.25 cm to 2.5 cm).
  • All lettering should be legible from about 5 feet (1.5 m) away. Text material should be approximately 24 points (1/4”/.625 cm).
  • Handouts of your abstract should be available for interested viewers.