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Call for Posters

Undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students are encouraged to submit an abstract in the area of ecology and evolution. Posters will be on display all day Friday and will have both lunchtime and late afternoon viewing opportunities. They will also be displayed on the auditorium screen between speaker sessions.

To Apply

Abstracts 250 words or less must be submitted via e-mail by August 31, 2012. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by September 7, 2012.

A limited number of Student Fee-Waivers are available. If you are a graduate or undergraduate student who is interested in the student fee waiver, please submit your abstract to with “STUDENT POSTER ABSTRACT” in the subject line. These waivers are made possible by the Natural History Student Support Group.

If you are not a student, please submit your abstract to with “POSTER ABSTRACT” in the subject line.

Please include the following information in your email.

  • Your name
  • Your current institution
  • The degree you are pursuing (if applicable)
  • The year within your current program of study
  • The name of your academic advisor and/or the name of the lab in which you are currently working.
  • Your poster abstract (250 words or less)

Applications are due by August 31, 2012. Presenters will be notified on or before September 7, 2012.

Set-Up and Display

Posters will be installed during registration (8–9 am Friday morning) at the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building on the Drexel University Campus. A poster information table will be located near the main poster hall entrance. Please stop by to confirm your poster position, pick up pushpins and a poster hall guide, and ask questions.

We will also digitally display posters on the main lecture screen during breaks between speaker sessions. For this purpose, please send a JPEG or PNG version of your poster (no PDFs) to


Each poster must fit onto a poster board that is 4 feet wide by 4 feet high. Push pins will be provided for installation. Presenters are requested to stand by their posters during the evening reception.

Format and Content Recommendations

Keep your poster simple; provide a clear “take-home” message. You can provide further details in discussions with attendees and by providing supplemental information by your poster (e.g., reduced copies of the poster, business cards, printed abstracts, etc.). Two good sites that help with ideas for preparing posters are:

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