Call for Abstracts

Submission deadline has passed.

All individuals involved in research, extension and technology of Capsicum are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract for consideration as an oral or poster presentation. The program will focus on all pepper types including bell, long green/red chile, high color paprika, ancho, pimiento, cayenne, tabasco, jalapeño, yellow pickling, serrano, and cherry peppers. Abstracts must be submitted electronically via the online submission form by August 19, 2018 following the detailed submission instructions.

Program Topics

  • Breeding and Genetics (germplasm evaluation and utilization, crop physiology and technology)
  • Horticultural Management and Production (production methods, cultural systems and sustainable approaches)
  • Integrated Pest Management (weed, insect and disease management)
  • Post Harvest Issues (post harvest physiology and technology, economics, marketing and trade)
  • Protected Ag (tunnel, shadehouse, greenhouse)

Please Note: All program participants, including speakers, poster presenters, panelists, session organizers and moderators, must also pay the conference registration fee to attend and participate in the conference.

Important Dates

Midnight (EDT) Sunday, August 19, 2018 Abstracts Due
August 22, 2018 Abstract Submitters Receive Notification on Status of Abstract
September 10, 2018 All Speakers & Poster Presenters Must Register to Confirm Participation

Follow these steps to prepare and submit an abstract:

  1. Use this word template to create a perfectly formatted abstract.
    • Abstracts should not exceed one page
    • Do not include graphs or figures.
    • Include a brief bio and your full contact information at the end of the abstract.
    • Be careful of typos. If your email address is incorrect, you will not receive a confirmation.*
  2. Submit your abstract by August 3, 2018 using the online abstract submission form linked by the button below.
  3. Do not email your file. Files sent as email attachments will not be reviewed or scheduled.

  4. Individuals are limited to giving one oral talk. However, speakers may also present one or more posters.
  5. Registration is required to participate and present. All presenters, oral and poster, are required to register and pay the applicable fee by September 10, 2018 to confirm participation in the program. 
  6. Save the submission confirmation. Upon completing these steps, you’ll receive a confirmation email. (*Don’t see the confirmation email in your inbox? Check your spam folder)
Submission deadline has passed.


Contact Beth Miller-Tipton, Tel: 352-294-3581; Email:

UF/IFAS Extension

Extension is a partnership between state, federal, and county governments to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to the public. The University of Florida (UF), together with Florida A&M University (FAMU), administers the Florida Cooperative Extension Service. UF/IFAS Extension encompasses thousands of Extension faculty members, scientists, educators, administrative staff, and volunteers, all working to provide solutions for your life.

Visit Website


OCI stands for the Office of Conferences & Institutes. It is a full service conference planning agency at the University of Florida. OCI was created to support the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) mission to develop knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and to make that knowledge available to people to sustain and enhance the quality of life.

Visit Website

Stay Connected

Follow us on Facebook or join our mailing list to stay up to date on the conference.


  Join Our Mailing List

Get in Touch

  • Phone:
    (352) 294-3581
  • Email:
  • Address:
    2311 Mowry Road, Bldg. 78
    PO Box 110750
    Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Questions?
    Contact Us