Scientific Poster Session will be held during the Specialty Coffee Expo, happening April 12-14, 2019 at the Boston Convention Center in Boston, MA. 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 poster session on Friday from 12-2pm. In this session, scientists will meet & greet industry, 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. Expo attendees will be able to vote on their favorite poster displayed at the event. The presenter of the winning poster will receive a complementary registration to the 2019 Specialty Coffee Expo.

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, Storing & 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 (1) poster with the dimensions of 48" x 36" and following the standard format of: Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, and Conclusion.

Presenting scientists are responsible for arranging their own travel and logistical support and must attend the poster session in person on Friday from 12-2pm. Poster presenters who are accepted will receive complimentary registration to the event. No SCA funds are available for honorarium or to support participant travel.

Submission Deadline: January 25, 2019