All PAG attendees and exhibitors with paid registration are invited to submit poster abstracts. A poster abstract is a visual presentation where materials in addition to the abstract — such as genetic maps, physical maps, photographs, graphs, and/or tables — are presented on a display board along with textual summaries of the material. Over 1,100 poster abstracts will be presented at PAG, and for attendees this is a very valuable aspect of the conference.

poster photo

All abstracts will be reviewed by the Abstract Coordinators. Accepted abstracts will be presented at the conference in the Exhibit Hall and will also be included in the Final Program, Abstract and Exhibit Guide. After the conference, the abstract will also be available online in the searchable archives.


Poster Abstract Submission Information

All abstract presenting authors must be registered for the conference prior to submitting an abstract. Presenting authors MUST register for the full conference. A link for poster abstract submission is posted at the top right of this page.

Please note:

  • All abstracts must be submitted electronically. We do not accept submissions via mail or fax.
  • Each registered attendee can be the “Presenting Author” on only one poster abstract, although they may be a “Non-Presenting Author” on an unlimited number of abstracts.
  • Space is limited, please submit early! Over 1,000 Abstracts are expected and space availability may depend on the date of submission.
  • Abstracts are limited to 250 words within the "abstract text" section of the submission form
  • All abstracts will be reviewed by the Abstract Coordinators. Abstracts will be reviewed within 2-3 weeks after the submission deadline. 
  • Exhibitors who wish to submit an abstract must register as an exhibitor at the at the discounted rate of $500.

Please be advised that all accepted abstracts are considered public information and by submitting an abstract you agree to license PAG and Scherago International to post the abstract on the conference web site.


Important Dates & Deadlines

  • Poster Abstract Submission Opens - August 1, 2017
  • Poster Abstract Submission Deadline - October 27, 2017  extended through November 10, 2017
  • Poster Abstract Editing Deadline - December 1, 2017


Late Abstract Submission Information

Once the official Poster Abstract Submission deadline has passed, we will offer a link for Late Poster Abstact Submission. Posters submitted late will be assigned a poster number for displaying on-site in exhibit hall, and will be included online and in the mobile app. They will not be included in the printed Final Program, Abstract & Exhibit Guide. Late posters will be accepted up until the beginning of the conference. 


Physical Poster Specifications

The poster presentation space available is 3ft wide x 4ft high, or 36in w x 48 in h (0.92m wide  x 1.22m high). Dimensions are for a vertical poster. It is important to note that there is an approximately 1 inch metal rim on the border, which reduces the poster board VISIBLE space to 2 feet 10 inches wide by 3 feet 10 inches high. (1.17 meters x .86 meters).  

Also note, posters are displayed directly next to each other, so there is no room on the horizontal sides for overflow. Should you require more vertical space, however, posters greater than 46in. in height can hang a few inches beyond the edge of the presentation board.


Printing & Delivery Options  

PAG-213copyPAG partners with to provide additional and convenient options for poster printing and delivery. Posters can be uploaded to the website, and printed. Attendees with have the option of FREE shipping to the conference for pickup. Posters must be no larger than 34 inches wide by 46 inches tall (86.36cm x 116.84cm, portrait orientation.

Special PAG rates and downloadable templates are available.

Professional Photo Paper
EasyTravel Fabric

Free shipping for pick up at the conference (must order byDecember 31.)
2-Day and Next Day Rush Delivery are also available.

Please see website for more details. Prices go up after December 31st . PAG Discount page


Onsite Printing Office
Forgot your poster? Shipping didn't arrive in time? The closest option for poster printing near the coference is the FedEx Office Print & Ship Center. FedEx Office Print & Ship Center
Hazard Center
7510 Hazard Center Dr Suite 211
(619) 294-3877
Open 24 hours





Submissions Closed

We are no longer accepting Poster Abstract or Computer Demo submissions for PAG XXVI.

We will accept submission for PAGXXVII in the fall of 2018, and a link will be posted here.

Please join our mailing list, if you wish to be notified when submissions open for 2019.

Abstract Coordinators

The coordinators listed below oversee the submission and handling of the PAG abstracts. Please direct all questions or concerns regarding abstracts to them, preferably via email.

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    USDA/ARS/WRRC, Albany, CA
    (510) 559-5640
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    USDA/ARS, Ames, IA
    (515) 294-1205
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    USDA/ARS/WRRC, Albany, CA
    (510) 559-6146

Poster Dates/Times

Poster Abstract Submission Deadline
Friday - October 27, 2017 • 11:59pm Poster Abstract Editing Deadline
Friday - December 1, 2017 • 11:59pm

Poster Hanging Begins
Saturday - January 13 • 7:00 am

Posters Must Be Removed By
Wednesday - January 17 • 12:00 pm

Poster Area Hours
- January 13 • 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday - January 14 • 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday - January 15• 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday - January 16 • 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday - January 17 • 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Poster Sessions
(Authors are expected to be available for discussion)
Even - Monday January 15 • 10am - 11:30am
- Monday January 15 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm