If you submitted a proposal, an ARDC representative will contact you after the completion of the proposal review period. If your proposal is selected and you agree to present at the conference, we will ask for your cooperation with the remaining milestones outlined in this timeline.
If your presentation is not selected, we hope that you will consider registering as an attendee.
February 16, 2018 is the deadline for selected presenters to commit to delivering a presentation at the event.
If your proposal is selected, please send an e-mail to Present@ARDConference.com to accept your selection. Please do not accept selection as an ARDC presenter if you cannot make a firm commitment to meet the established deadlines for submitting presentation materials and attend the event.
May 4, 2018 is the deadline to submit the complete final draft of your presentation that is ready for proofreading and printing. All presenters must use the PowerPoint template provided by ARDC. Remember that each presentation is scheduled to last 60 minutes (50 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for audience questions). For best results, please consider the tips that are provided on the first several slides of the template.
IMPORTANT: Each presenter is solely responsible for the content of his/her presentation and we encourage you to distribute your draft to colleagues for feedback on the material you intend to present prior to submitting your file to ARDC. If any minor proofreading or formatting modifications are necessary to make the presentation print-ready, the ARDC Organizers will apply the edits directly to the PowerPoint file that you submitted. After submission, changes will not be accepted unless requested by ARDC to make the document print-ready.
After the completion of the proposal review period, an ARDC representative will contact you on or around February 2, 2018 regarding the status of your submission. If your proposal is selected and you agree to participate in the event as a presenter, we ask for your cooperation with the deadlines and requirements posted here and this page provides a summary of what you can expect.
Accept Your Selection: Please notify ARDC via e-mail no later than February 16, 2018 to accept your selection as a presenter. To avoid the disruptions caused by modifications to the published conference program, please do not agree to participate as a presenter if you are not able to make a firm commitment to comply with the deadlines for submitting presentation materials and deliver your presentation at the event.
Registration: If you are the primary author for a presentation, your complimentary registration will be processed automatically and you will receive confirmation via e-mail around February 2018. Co-authors who plan to attend the event must register separately on their own (see www.ardconference.com/northamerica/index.html#register). All ARDC attendees must make travel and hotel arrangements on their own.
Submit All Required Presentation Materials and Forms: The required templates and forms are posted at the bottom of the panel to the right.
At the Conference:
Photo/Video Personal Release for the ARDC Video Proceedings:
By accepting to present at the ARDC, the primary author and any contributing authors who will be sharing the stage understand that ARDC will be videotaping all presentations, including yours, for the creation of the ARDC Video Proceedings. You understand, consent and authorize the Applied Reliability and Durability Conference, and its organizers, to take, edit, use and publish the video/audio of your presentation in the ARDC Video Proceedings. You further understand that at the organizer’s discretion, portions of your videotaped presentation, including still images, may be used for promoting these Video Proceedings (e.g., samples) and the conference overall.
There is no time limit on the validity of this release, nor is there any geographic limitation on where the ARDC Video Proceedings may be provided.
You therefore waive any current or future claims against the Applied Reliability and Durability Conference and its organizers, relating to the use of the video of your presentation and release them from any obligations to you with regard to royalties or compensation, editing, alteration, copyright, distribution, privacy and/or publicity.