March 14, 2018

Spring 2018 Virtual Poster Showcase Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to 20 March

Posted by AGU Career Center

Virtual Poster Showcase (VPS) provides undergraduate and graduate students with a chance to share their science with their peers and be judged by professionals in the Earth and space sciences. The Spring Showcases also allow high school students to participate. The showcase provides you with a low-cost, high-impact online poster presentation opportunity that allows you to share your research without having to travel to a scientific conference.

This morning, we are announcing that the abstract phase of the Spring 2018 showcase has been extended to 20 March, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time. You can register and submit your abstract at the Spring 2018 Virtual Poster Showcase.

What do you get out of participation?

  • International exposure: Last year, VPS participants came from 15 countries outside of the United States as well as Puerto Rico. Virtual Poster Showcase gives you a chance to plant your flag for both your country and your science.
  • Feedback on your presentation: Each participant reviews the work of three fellow participant. Top participants will be judged by Earth and space science professionals.
  • Inclusion in GeoRef: Participants that complete the peer review stage will have their abstract included in AGI’s GeoRef, the largest geoscience abstract database in the world.
  • Prizes: Lead authors of the highest scoring submissions will receive complimentary AGU membership for 2019. The top three posters from each of three participating groups (Graduate, Undergraduate, and High School) will receive this award. Additionally, highest-scored lead author of both the Graduate and Undergraduate submissions will receive a travel grant to attend the AGU 2019 Fall Meeting as well as complimentary registration.

How do I submit an abstract?

To submit your abstract, you will first need to register for the Spring 2018 showcase. You can do this by visiting Once you have registered, you may then submit your abstract. We prepared some tips on creating your abstract in an earlier On the Job post. There is a $35 submission fee to cover administrative costs. This fee is automatically waived for participants from low income and lower-middle income countries.

What happens once I’ve submitted my abstract?

Though the Abstract Submission phase has been extended, the Poster/Video Upload phase has opened as scheduled. Once your abstract has been approved, 1-2 business days after it has been received, you will then be able to upload your poster and video materials. For help with this phase, visit Virtual Poster Showcase’s list of scientific poster and video presentation resources. The poster and video phase will close on 3 April.

For any questions, reach out to [email protected]. I look forward to seeing your submission.

Nathaniel Janick is the Career Services Coordinator at AGU.