Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania


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Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: (412) 261-0710 Email: Get Directions

Presenting Author’s
Reference Page

Congratulations on being accepted as a Presenting Author at the IBC!

We hope that this site will function as a reference source as you prepare for your Conference Experience.

Thank you for your participation, and we look forward to seeing you in June.
Questions:  412-261-0710, ext. 11 or email Kristen Musloe – fax 412-261-1606



Checklist of Important Dates   (pdf version)

January 17, 2017

Author’s Participation Confirmation Form Due

Please confirm your Participation here. (if you have not done so previously)

January 20, 2017

Author and Paper Information Due for inclusion in preliminary program

The Confirmation/Update of Paper Title, Author/Co-Author’s Information, and 75 word abstract are due.  These materials will allow the IBC to publicize your presentation.  Please submit the information using the Presenting Authors Form.

April 7, 2017

Author’s Brief Bio, Registration, Copy of Paper, Audio-Visual Requests, and Hotel Reservations Due

Presenting Author’s Brief Bio will allow your Session Chair to have your information for introductions.  Please use this form.

Conference Registration should be submitted to ensure that it is processed correctly.

  • Please note that the discounted rate is for Presenting Authors Only.
  • Co-Authors planning on attending the Conference must register using the registration form.

Preliminary Papers can be uploaded here.

  • If you have questions regarding the format of your Paper, please see the Galley Guidelines and Sample Paper listed below:

Tips for Creating a Good Presentation
AV Guidelines and Equipment Order
Paper Formatting Guidelines
Proceedings Guidelines
Sample Paper

Paper Format Template (word doc)
Paper Format Template (pdf version)

Special Audio-Visual Requests are due and can be made here.

Hotel Reservations are due if you require them and can be made here for the IBC room block (coming soon).  Requests after this date may not be honored for the discounted rate.

May 12, 2017

Information for On-Site Program Guide and Powerpoint Due

The Final Confirmation of Paper Title, Author’s/Co-Author’s Information, 75 word abstract, and Presenting Author’s Brief Bio are due.  If no update is submitted, the previously submitted information will be used in the on-site program guide.  To submit changes to the above information please visit the Presenting Author’s Form or the Presenting Author’s Bio.

Electronic copy of PowerPoint Presentation is due and can be uploaded here.  All files submitted will be pre-loaded on a laptop and in your session room at the Conference.  Power points should be designed in 16:9 HD format.

pdf version  –  powerpoint version

June 4 – 8, 2017

IBC, National Harbor, MD

June 30, 2017

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.