We are pleased that you will be presenting your poster at Forest Genetics 2023: Discovery & Innovation in Changing Climates. Below you will find set-up timing as well as tips and reminders for a successful presentation.



Your paper poster will be displayed for one day, Tuesday July 11. Mounting material will be provided. All storage/mounting materials, including poster tubes, must be removed prior to the poster session. Any materials left on or around the poster board after the scheduled take-down time will be discarded.

Poster Set-up:

Please set up your poster by 10:20 AM on Tuesday July 11.


Please stand by your poster during the Poster Session between 2:20 PM – 3:40 PM on Tuesday, July 11.  You are also encouraged to be available for questions and discussion during the breaks throughout the conference.

Poster Removal:

Please remove your poster by 5:00 PM on Thursday July 13.



Two (2) posters will be placed on each poster board. The board dimensions are 4 feet high x 8 feet wide; 1.2 m high x 2.4 m wide. Your final poster dimension must be no more than 3 ½ feet high x 3 ½ feet wide (1.1 m x 1.1m). Please ensure your poster does not exceed this dimension.



  1. Allow plenty of time to prepare the poster so that there is time to make corrections and improvements.
  2. For best effect, it should be possible to read and understand a poster within 3 minutes. Please do NOT duplicate your abstract on the poster. Long wordy posters are usually ignored.
    1. The title should be in very large letters that can be easily read at a distance (ideally, letters between 2.5 and 8 cm high).
    2. Names of authors should be in smaller letters than the title
    3. Text letters should be at least 1 cm high.
  3. Lists are preferable to text, tables are preferable to lists, and graphs are preferable to tables. Long, complex tables and graphs are not effective in posters.
  4. A little color adds immensely to posters, but a lot of color is worse than no color at all.
  5. The following parts are essential for most posters:
    • Introduction (put your work into context)
    • Procedures (materials and methods)
    • Results (observations)
    • Interpretation
    • Conclusions
  6. Most people read the title and conclusions. If these do not pique their interest, they go on to the next poster. Design the parts just described to be simple and effective.
  7. Use proper English, not jargon.
  8. Minimize abbreviations! Except for standard abbreviations (e.g., FSH, CL), they are a vexation to the reader.
  9. Get housekeeping right: Poster size, method of attaching to board, lightweight material that travels well, legible from a distance, have the poster up (and down) at the appropriate times, and stand by the poster at the assigned time.
  10. If for some reason you are not able to be present during the poster session, ensure a colleague attending the Conference who is familiar with your research is present to answer questions.
  11. Cash prizes will be awarded for the best student (e.g. graduate or PhD candidate) poster presentations. See the WFGA and CFGA webpages for more information.