Poster Submissions

The call for proposals is now closed. Applicants will be notified of their results by June 30.


Submissions relating to the convention theme and subthemes are encouraged; however, submissions are welcome on any of the many facets of forestry. Our 2023 theme is “Forestry: It’s in Our DNA,” referencing both the proud legacy and the ongoing challenges and opportunities we face. Forestry, and what it means to be a forester, is multi-faceted with many backgrounds, disciplines, and experiences shaping our profession's past, present, and future. The 2023 convention will bring together novel science and on-the-ground management applications, while focusing on how to better communicate to the public and tackle a changing climate. 

Who Should Submit a Proposal?

You! Natural resources and forestry professionals and students (undergraduate and graduate) from across all disciplines and career levels are welcome and encouraged to submit a proposal. We need your voices to create a diverse technical program that informs on a variety of subjects from A-Z.

Not sure if the 2023 SAF National Convention Poster Symposium is right for you? Hear from three of last year's student poster presenters on the SAF2023 Blog! 

Proposal Word Count

 Proposal Title  15 words or less 
 Summary of Proposal  50 words or less
 Description of Proposal  300 words or less
 Learning Objectives  200 words or less

Poster Dimensions

Posters are printed displays that fit within a space 42 inches wide by 40 inches high (107 cm by 102 cm). Presenters must attend the poster symposium.

Poster Symposium

The poster symposium is scheduled for Friday, October 27, 2023 from 3 p.m.–4 p.m. in the Expo Hall at the SAF National Convention. You are required to attend the symposium to present your poster. Posters will remain up through Friday, October 27, 2023. 


The Call for Proposals closed for all presentation types except for posters on March 31. The deadline for poster submissions is May 5 at 11:59 p.m. HST.

How Do I Login?

SAF’s speaker proposal platform connects directly to the SAF database. Click ‘Login’ to be redirected to the SAF login page and enter your username and password. If you forgot your password, follow the instructions on the top of the page to reset it. Do NOT create a new account. If you do not have a profile, click 'Create a New Account' below the login portal. After you log in, you will be taken to a welcome page with your contact information listed. If you do not need to make any changes to your contact information, click ‘Proceed.’ If your contact information needs to be updated, use the ‘Update Profile’ button to make changes to your SAF profile within SAF's database. Choosing this option will open a new window where you will be asked to login again and make changes as needed. Once changes are applied, come back to the welcome page, and click ‘Proceed.’

Additional Support

Download the step-by-step guide or watch this recording of the SAF Help Session for additional support on how to submit. For questions, download the SAF2023 Call for Proposals FAQ or contact [email protected].