Participate in the
Scientific Poster Session


The Scientific Poster Session will be held during the Specialty Coffee Expo, happening April 24-26, 2020 at the Portland Convention Center in Portland, OR. We invite you to submit a proposal to have your research highlighted at this gathering of coffee professionals from around the globe.

Posters will be displayed in a prominent location at the event from Friday through Sunday, and highlighted during an official poser session, on Friday, April 24 from 1 pm - 3 pm. In this session, scientists will meet and greet industry representatives, field questions, make connections, and discuss compelling research questions. Poster presenters will have a unique opportunity to talk coffee with people in the industry, and to learn about current trends and applied needs

Poster proposals will be peer-reviewed, organized by the SCA. They will be reviewed based on their quality and relevance to industry. All posters should focus on industry-relevant scientific research.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to: 

  • Coffee Growing and Processing

  • Coffee Health

  • Coffee Quality and Evaluation

  •  Coffee Brewing

  • Coffee Genetics and Breeding

  • Coffee Technology, Sorting, & Packaging

  • Sensory Science

  • Sustainability

  • Market Research

  • Economic Research

On-Site Poster Requirements: 

If a poster proposal is accepted by the SCA, the scientist presenting on-site must arrive with one poster with the dimensions of 48” x 36” and following the standard format of: Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, and Conclusions.

Presenting scientists are responsible for arranging their own travel and logistical support and must attend the poster session in person on Friday, April 24 at 1 pm - 3 pm. Poster presenters who are accepted will receive complimentary registration to the event. No SCA funds are available for honorarium or to support participant travel.