SMTA International Conference and Exhibition

Speaker Information

This is for authors who were notified that their paper was selected for presentation at the 2018 conference.

Congratulations SMTA International Speakers!
Your paper was selected by the Technical Committee and scheduled for presentation at SMTA International 2017 in Rosemont, Illinois. We are pleased to have you as part of another strong technical program!
Please review the downloadable speaker kit.
SMTAI Speaker Kit

Speaker Deadlines:

Speaker Agreement: DUE IMMEDIATELY!
Instructor Contract: Instructors Only
Biography Form: Due July 30
Copyright & Publication Form: Due July 30
Technical Paper: Due July 30
Audio/Visual Form (Special requests): Due July 30
PPT Presentation: Due September 7


Technical Paper 8.5 x 11 template
Technical Paper A4 template
Powerpoint Slides - 16:9 Template (Required)

Upload Your Technical Paper Here:

(both Word .doc and PDF preferred)

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Upload Your PPT Presentation Here - Due September 7

(Template Required)

Conference Registration

SMTA International and all speakers, panelists, chairs, and co-chairs are required to register for the conference at a special discount rate. Register by Friday, September 21st for the Early Registration Discount. Members save even more! Please note that registration fees increase after this date.


Please make your reservations at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare, Hilton Rosemont, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago O'Hare Airport, Aloft Chicago O'Hare, or the Chicago Marriott Suites O'Hare as soon as possible. Visit the accommodations page for discounted rates and to book your reservation. Attendee support of the official event hotel allows us to hold our conference at this exceptional property and is also the most convenient option for our attendees and exhibitors.

Visa Letter of Invitation

If you need a letter of invitation, please request immediately via email to In most countries, the visa approval process can take up to 6 months.

Technical Papers - Due on Monday, July 30th

A technical paper is required. Please review and follow the SMTA Technical Paper Format Requirements to help you prepare your technical paper for the Proceedings. Use the link below to 8.5 X 11 and A4 templates to help you format the title page and your final paper correctly.

Your Committment As A Speaker

Your abstract was accepted and scheduled for presentation with the understanding that a written technical paper for the Proceedings and a slide presentation are required for all speakers at SMTA International.

Papers (6-10 pages including tables, graphs, and images) are due July 30, 2018 and should describe significant results from experiments, emphasize new techniques, and contain technical, economic, or appropriate test data.

Technical papers and presentation materials must be original, unpublished, and non-commercial in nature. Please review Speaker Roles & Responsibilities for the SMTA Non-Commercialism Policy for all papers and presentations.

Technical Conference Contact:
Tanya Martin
SMTA Executive Director

Paper & Presentation Requirements Contact:

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