Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presentations

Oral submissions (talks) can be made online using the Abstract Submission Form.  At the conference, the time available for each oral presentation is limited to 15 minutes, including a brief question period. No exceptions will be made.

  • Presentations should be in Microsoft PowerPoint [Office 97-2003 (.ppt); Office 2007 (PC) or 2008 (Mac) versions (.pptx). Please notify the session chair well in advance if your presentation is in a different format.
  • Please bring your presentation on a USB memory stick or CD. Be sure to CLEARLY identify your USB memory stick or CD with your name & the session in which you are presenting.
  • At the beginning of each day, 30 minutes before the speaker sessions, please submit your presentation media to the session chair in the room in which your presentation will take place. The session chair (or another volunteer) will be present in each room to help you load your presentation on the appropriate computer.  Make sure you have already pre-scanned your memory device and file so it is virus free.
  • At least one (1) hour before your session starts, please check with the session chair for scheduling changes and to be sure that your presentation has been loaded.

Please be sure to check your presentation for viruses before uploading and presenting at the meeting.

Poster Presentations

Attendees can participate through poster submissions. Posters will be available for viewing each lunch hour during the conference on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Atrium and second floor walkway area of the Agriculture building. A poster is on display for one day only.  On designated days, authors will stand beside their posters to discuss their poster with interested persons from 4.30 to 6.00 pm. Students with posters in the Student Presentation Competition need to be at their posters from 4.00 to 6.00 pm.  Poster submissions are made online using the Abstract Submission Form. Posters must be designated as to society and theme topic as laid out in the submission form and follow the Poster Guidelines described out below.

Poster Guidelines

Please use the following guidelines and format to prepare your poster:

  • Dimensions of the poster MUST NOT exceed 42” wide by 48” high.
  • Limit the text to about ¼ to ½ of the poster space, and use images, photographs, and graphs to present your research. Make a banner to display the title, name, and affiliation at top-center of the poster.
  • The text should be readable from five feet away. Use a minimum font size of 20 points.
  • Lettering for the title should be large (at least 70-point font).
  • Use of the following format/sections is suggested :
    • Title
    • Author names and affiliation
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Materials and methods
    • Result/discussion
    • Conclusions
    • References

Publication in special issue of Canadian Journal of Plant Science

Following peer review, papers submitted under CSA, CSHS, and CCA are eligible for publication in a special issue of the Canadian Journal of Plant Science (CJPS).  The instructions to submit your paper will be announced soon.