*** PAG XXIX has been Postponed until March 2021 - Please Note the New Dates ***

International Plant & Animal Genome XXIX / March 27-31, 2021 - San Diego, CA, USA

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.

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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 will be posted at the top right of this page.

Please note:

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 - mid-November, 2020
  • Poster Abstract Submission Deadline - December 8, 2020 
  • Late Abstract Submission Opens - December 15, 2020 
  • Acceptance Notification Email -  February 12, 2021
  • Poster Abstract Editing Deadline - February 23, 2021
  • Poster Number Notification Email February 26, 2021

The link for submissions will be posted in the right sidebar


Physical Poster Specifications

The poster presentation space available is 3ft wide x 4ft high, or 36in w x 48 in h (91cm x 122 cm) 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 34 inches wide by 46 inches high (86 cm x 117 cm). 

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 46 inches in height can hang a few inches beyond the edge of the presentation board on the bottom.

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. Late posters will be accepted up until the beginning of the conference.


Online Poster Printing Discounts

PAG-213copyPAG partners with PosterPresentations.com to provide additional and convenient options for poster printing and delivery. Posters can be uploaded to the PosterPresentations.com website, and printed.

Attendees with have the option of FREE shipping to the conference for pickup (the deadline will be posted December 2020)

  • Special PAG rates are available
  • Downloadable powerpoint templates 
  • 2-Day and Next Day Rush Delivery are also available

NOTE: Posters must be no larger than 34 inches wide by 46 inches tall (86 cm x 117 cm)

PosterPresentations.com PAG Discounts will be posted in December 2020 

Printing Options in San Diego 

fedex officeForgot your poster? Shipping didn't arrive in time? airline lost your baggage? The closest option for poster printing near the conference hotel is the:

FedEx Office Print & Ship Center
Hazard Center
7510 Hazard Center Dr Suite 211
(619) 294-3877

Open 24 hours

FedEx Office - Mission Valley location



Poster Sessions 

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At the meeting there will be two posters sessions in the Exhibit Hall on the Monday of the conference. 

Poster Session - Even Numbers
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Poster Session - Odd Numbers
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Authors are encouraged to be at their poster to answer questions and engage in discussions at this time.

Please visit our Poster Sessions page to learn more



Abstract Submission - Coming Soon

We will begin accepting Poster Abstract, and Digital Tools and Resources Abstract submissions for PAG XXIX mid-November 2020.

Abstract Links & Downloads

PosterPresentations.com PAG Discounts
- will be posted December 2020

FedEx Office - Mission Valley

Poster Categories List

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, click on the name to email.

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    Iowa State University, USA
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    Montana State University, USA

Poster Dates/Times

Poster Abstract Submission Deadline
Friday - December 8, 2020 • 11:59pm

Poster Abstract Editing Deadline
Friday - February 23, 2020 • 11:59pm

Poster Hanging Begins
Saturday - March 27 • 7:00 am

Posters Must Be Removed By
Wednesday - March 31 • 12:00 pm

Poster Area Hours
Saturday - March 27 • 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday - March 28 • 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday - March 29 • 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday - March 30 • 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday - March 31 • 7:00 am - 12:00pm

Poster Sessions
(Authors are expected to be available for discussion)
Even - Monday March 29 • 10am - 11:30am
Monday March 29 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm