Submit an abstract for one of the industry's premier technical conferences or provide a course proposal for one of its largest educational events. Presenting at IPC APEX EXPO 2021 in San Diego will provide significant visibility for you and your company. Thousands of individuals will receive the technical proceedings of the conference, ensuring that your published paper will be seen by key engineers, managers and executives from all segments of the worldwide electronic interconnection industry. Presenting a technical conference paper or teaching a professional development course is a unique and cost-effective channel to promote your expertise and your organization to your customers, prospects and the industry.
TOPICS for Technical Conference Papers and Professional Development Courses
Requirements for Submission
Provide an abstract of approximately 300 words that summarizes technical work, covering case histories, research and discoveries. Authors of papers selected for the conference will each receive a detailed speaker manual to assist them with numerous items, including the formatting of their papers and presentation slides.
The selection process is competitive and sufficient detail needs to be included to allow the Technical Program Committee to properly assess content of the proposed paper. The paper should be noncommercial and describe significant results from experiments, emphasize new techniques, discuss trends of interest and contain technical and/or appropriate test results. Presentations will be limited to 30 minutes, which includes approximately 5 minutes for questions and answers.
Conference speakers are entitled to a free one-day conference pass for the day of their presentations, discounted registration fees for the full conference and complimentary admission to the exhibit hall.
All speakers selected for papers who provide both their paper and presentation to IPC by October 28, 2020 will be eligible for a free full-conference pass. IPC leaves it to the primary and co-authors’ discretion on how the honorarium should be distributed.
To recognize exceptional achievement, awards will be presented for "Best Paper." Each award consists of a recognition plaque for each author and a $1,000 prize.
Previously published papers and/or commercially focused papers are not appropriate and will not be accepted.
Conference Paper Timeline
- Abstracts due June 20, 2020
- Acceptance/status of your submittal by August 12, 2020
- Papers are due November 11, 2020
- Presentations are due December 9, 2020
Professional Development Courses
Course proposals are solicited from individuals interested in teaching half-day (three-hour) professional development courses on design, manufacturing processes and materials. Travel expenses and honorariums are offered to professional development instructors.
Professional Development Timeline
- Proposals due June 8, 2020
- Acceptance by July 15, 2020
- Final presentation revisions due December 17, 2020.
Abstract and Proposal Instructions
Submit your Conference paper abstract or Professional Development Course proposal online.
For more information on professional development courses, please contact Technical Education Program Manager Brook Sandy-Smith at BrookSandy@ipc.org.