Submission Guidelines

Steps to submit a proposal:

1. Log into the submissions portal
Returning submitters can use the "forgot password" link for an emailed login information reminder. New submitters must create a new account before proceeding.

2. Start a new proposal
Enter a proposal title for your abstract. This is your proposed presentation title if the abstract is slelected to become a presentation. Click on "create and begin"

3. Add a speaker to proposal
There are three options for adding contacts to your proposal but for each contact added, you must specify if the contact is a Speaker, Co-author or just a Point of Contact for the proposal.

4. Select a track to submit your abstract into
You must submit your abstract for consideration in either a specific track or workshop. Selected abstracts for tracks and The LED Show are invited for 30 minutes talks each and workshops are 4 hours.
For more information on tracks, click here.

5. Add abstract to proposal
Your proposed abstract should be no more than 150 words. There is a space for notes below the abstract box if you need space to note anything additional.
 Please see our 2018 Conference Hot Topics for suggested topics we're interested in seeing proposals on. 

6. Submit your proposal
To save and submit, make sure you select the "certify" check box and have completed all required fields. You can also save as a draft if you'd like to save your progress. You can then log back into your account at any time before the Call For Papers deadline to complete and submit your proposal.

7. Submission confirmation
After submitting your proposal you'll see your submission confirmation and receive a confirmation email. You can then print your confirmation from this page or start a new proposal.

Notifications of acceptance of proposals are expected to be emailed no later than September 8, 2017.  The submitter of each abstract or workshop proposal will receive written notification as to the final status of their submission at that time.