Student and Professional Poster Submissions

This year’s session is open to submissions from students and professionals. Students accepted to present a poster may compete for a cash award for the top three posters. CAL ASA seeks science-based abstracts in fields related to agricultural and environmental stewardship. Conference sessions emphasize nutrient, water and pest and disease management, soil conservation and health, and environmental stress resiliency in agriculture. Posters will be displayed from the beginning of the conference on the morning of Tuesday, February 6, and taken down the end of the reception. A wine and cheese reception will be held, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., on Feb. 6. Presenters are asked to stand by their posters during the reception.

Timeline Poster deadlines:

DEADLINE FOR STUDENTS EXTENDED December 11, 2023: Preliminary title and abstract submission
January 3, 2024: Final abstracts due for, a) accepted posters partipating in the student poster competition; b) new poster abstracts in the professional category, and for students not particpating in the poster competition.
January 26, 2024: Electronic copy of poster due (student posters only)

Tips for Poster Preparation
  • You should print and bring your poster with you to registration check-in. Poster size should not exceed 36"high by 48"wide.
  • Posters will be pinned to large poster boards. Please DO NOT mount your poster on foam board.
  • Concentrate on a few main points, rather than crowding too much information into the poster.
  • Highlight your title, headings, and subheadings with colors and colored lines.
  • Format headings and subheadings to be at least 25% larger than the text copy in bold or semi bold.
  • Keep your text in short, concise, legible statements. Minimize complete sentences and paragraphs.
  • Text in upper and lower case letters is more readable than all capitals. Text should be at least 1/4-inch (0.64 cm) tall and readable from a distance of 6 feet (1.8 m)