Poster Session

** Poster submissions are no longer being accepted. Eight excellent projects will be presented at the 2016 Muskoka Summit on the Environment. Learn about these projects here.


Muskoka Summit on the Environment (MSE) is a biennial event that provides a forum for the public to explore and debate pressing environmental issues with leading thinkers in Poster Sessionthe field. The aim of the MSE is to promote an open dialogue between science and policy, so that current scientific knowledge on environmental issues is used effectively to inform government policy and management actions.

The fourth Summit, entitled Solutions for a Warming World, will be held in Bracebridge, Ontario on May 27-28th, 2016. We look forward to a thought-provoking and stimulating discussion, which will challenge preconceived ideas and create fresh and creative approaches to the issue.


Call for Posters

The MSE Organizing Committee invites submission of abstracts for posters that describe innovative and exciting research (ongoing and completed) in the fields of environmental science or studies/policy related to our broad theme of proposing creative solutions to address the issue of climate change. Posters are encouraged from academia (especially graduate students), government, industry and the NGO community, and will provide researchers with a forum to present and discuss their findings with meeting participants at the Summit reception.


Abstract and Poster Specifications

All abstracts should be submitted in English as a Microsoft Word document, with the following additional specifications:

  • Title: in all caps, 14 pt, bold font, and must not exceed 200 characters.
  • Authors’ names and contact information: 12 pt, bold font, full names and contact information, including mailing and email addresses.
  • Body of abstract: 12 pt, normal font, and must not exceed 200 words exclusive of the title or author information. Please also indicate if the lead author is a student.

Posters must not exceed the following dimensions: 44” wide by 35” high.


How to Submit

  • Poster abstracts should be submitted by e-mail to before March 15, 2016.
  • As poster space is limited, abstracts will be reviewed by the MSE Organizing Committee, and presenters will be contacted by April 1, 2016 regarding the status of their submission.


**Student Poster Award**

MSE will also be awarding one student a $250 prize which will be presented at lunch on Saturday, May 28th, 2016.


pdf Call for Posters