WCRP OSC: Call for proposals for Poster Clusters and Side Events



If you or your organization/working group/etc., would like to propose a poster cluster topic, please fill in the survey form.  Poster clusters should be designed to bring together a community working on a specific topic within the broader conference themes. The aim is to help participants to organize their poster viewing and to provide a forum for discussion about the cluster topic. Posters will form a very important part of the OSC. In addition to dedicated on-site poster sessions, all posters will be available on the hybrid platform poster gallery at least two weeks before the conference. Virtual poster sessions will be organized during these two weeks. Ideally, all presenters in a poster cluster will attend the OSC in Kigali, but it is also possible to form poster clusters that have some, or only, virtual participants. All poster cluster presenters must eventually be registered for the OSC, either as on-site or virtual delegates. 

The poster cluster names will be listed under the OSC programme sessions in the abstract submission system when it opens in December 2022. The survey form has a preliminary list of session topics; please identify the session where your cluster best fits. A final programme will be agreed by the Scientific Organizing Committee in October and poster clusters will be assigned accordingly. Abstract submission will close in February 2023. Poster cluster convenors will be part of the team reviewing the abstracts submitted to their cluster. 

We encourage you to self-organize your poster cluster, but all clusters will also be open for abstract submission to allow for the widest possible participation.  

Please submit your proposals no later than 30 September 2022


The OSC will occupy the entire Kigali Convention Center during the week of 23-27 October 2023. The venue has many rooms of varying sizes that can accommodate workshops, meetings, learning labs, town halls or other events. If you or your organization would like to host an event at the OSC, please fill in the survey form. There is also the option to propose a video for transmission on hybrid platform during breaks and possibly during the conference itself. 

There will be a cost associated with holding side events to cover room rental, A/V, streaming and catering if desired. These costs will be discussed with you at a later date.    

Please submit your proposals no later than 30 September 2022. There might be possibilities to propose a side event later, but space is limited and will be distributed on a “first come first served” basis.   

If you have any questions regarding the poster clusters or side events, please email wcrp-osc23@wcrp-climate.org

Thank you in advance, 

The Scientific Organizing Committee 

WCRP Open Science Conference (OSC)