Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania


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Presenting Author’s
Reference Page

Congratulations on being a Presenting Author at the International Bridge Conference®.

  • Bookmark this page and use this page as a reference source as you prepare for your Conference experience.
  • Each presentation time slot is 30 minutes. It is recommended that you present for 25 minutes and allow 5 minutes for Questions and Answers.
  • Thank you for your participation, and we look forward to seeing you in June.
    Questions:  412-261-0710 or email



Create a Good Presentation (pdf)

Paper Guidelines and Template (pdf)

Paper Template (word doc)

Audio Visual Guidelines (pdf)


Powerpoint Template: (click on picture to download template)













Checklist of Important Dates   (pdf version)

January 7, 2019

  • Author’s Participation Confirmation Form Due

April 1, 2019

  • Preliminary Copy of Paper due – Upload file here
    • Title Paper by Paper Number — Example:  IBC 19-01
    • Template is above in References
  • Presenting Author’s Brief Bio Form due
  • Presenting Author’s Registration Form due
    • Please note that the discounted rate is for Presenting Authors Only.
    • Co-Authors planning on attending the Conference must register using the standard registration form.
  • Review Audio-Visual Guidelines and Submit Special Requests
  • Hotel Reservations Due
    • Requests may not be honored if received after this date

April 15, 2019

  • Session Chair Comments on Preliminary Paper Due to Author

May 1, 2019

  • Electronic Copy of Powerpoint Presentation due – Upload file here
    • Title Powerpoint by Paper Number — Example:  IBC 19-01
    • Powerpoints shoud be designed in 16:9 HD format
    • Templates to choose from are above in References section
  • Final Confirmation of Paper Title, Author’s/Co-Author’s Information due

May 10, 2019

  • Final Copy of Paper due – Upload file here
    • This version will be placed on the pre-print flash drive which, will be available for purchase at the IBC Registration Desk

May 15, 2019

  • Session Chair Comments on PowerPoint Presentation Due to Author

May 22, 2019

  • Electronic Copy of FINAL PowerPoint Presentation Due To File Upload Site   upload file here

*Please note that your final PowerPoint will be pre-loaded on a laptop and placed in your session

June 10-12, 2019

  • International  Bridge Conference®, National Harbor, MD

June 28, 2019

  • Final Electronic Version of Paper due for Publication   upload file here
    • Failure to submit a final paper version by this date will result in the use of the preliminary paper copy in publication or non-publication of your paper.