Poster Sessions

To upload your poster:

  1. Please make sure you’ve saved your poster as a PDF
  2. Navigate to your Submission Portal
  3. Login with your username and password and you should see your poster
  4. Posters can also be viewed in the Mobile App
  5. Click upload presentation on the right side
  6. Click Upload a New Presentation at the top
  7. Read the alert and Proceed
  8. Select the file you wish to submit and your upload will be complete
  9. You may delete, download or replace your poster at any time
  10. See you at the Annual Meeting!

For more information about uploading a poster, see our instructional video.

A poster session may be the right fit for you if:

  • Your research is visually interesting and lends itself well to being presented through maps, pictures, and graphics
  • You need extra time to prepare an abstract. The poster abstract submission deadline is typically in January, after the paper abstract deadline. 
  • You want to present in a casual, conversational venue with one-on-one interactions
  • You want to make new connections and network with fellow attendees
  • You want your presentation to be viewable in the Abstract Gallery after the meeting has finished
  • You are new to the Annual Meeting, or a student presenter
  • Your research is a work in progress

Sponsored Poster Competitions

The Annual Meeting will feature new organization-sponsored poster competitions offering cash prizes to winners. Both students and non-students (faculty and/or professionals) are eligible for different competitions with awards up to $500. For eligibility requirements, award categories, and judging criteria check out the competitions in the session gallery:

Printing Your Poster


Don’t have access to a large format plotter and want to avoid the high prices of on-demand print shops? The AAG has partnered with MakeSigns (@MakeSigns on Twitter) to offer a 10% discount to attendees for paper poster printing via this special link.

• 48”W x 36”H poster on glossy paper is $44 + shipping (Matte paper is less)

Note: The MakeSigns 10% discount applies to all poster printing, including fabric, however their fabric posters cost around $100 so we are promoting MakeSigns as our paper poster printing partner and Spoonflower as our fabric poster printing partner

Check out the process


Ditch the poster tube and print a fabric poster! Instead of an extra carry-on, you can have an extra scarf for any potentially chilly temps while traveling. North Carolina-based Spoonflower (@spoonflower on Twitter & Instagram), a custom printed fabric company, offers fabric printing for a fraction of the cost.

• 48” x 36” poster fits on 1 yard of Performance Pique fabric for just $20.00 + shipping! (Standard shipping in the U.S. is just $3)

Check out the process

Poster Development Resources (Templates, Tutorials, Tips)  
MakeSigns Poster Templates
MakeSigns Poster Tutorials 
Spoonflower Fabric Poster Design in Powerpoint Blog Post 
Good Poster presentations