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Speaker Information

Congratulations! Your paper was accepted by the Technical Committee for the SMTA International Conference. We are pleased to have you as part of our strong technical program!

Your Commitment

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

Papers (6-10 pages including tables, graphs, and images) are due September 13th  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 Technical papers and presentation materials must be original, unpublished, and non-commercial in nature.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.


Click on each hyperlink below to download the forms and templates.

Forms Due ASAP
Speaker Agreement Form

Speaker Headshot (Picture)

Speaker Biography Form

Copyright & Permission to Post Form

Due September 8

Technical Paper (Template Download)

Formatting Requirements

Due September 18

Presentation Slide Deck (PPT)

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Technical Paper 8.5 x 11 Template

PowerPoint Slides - 16:9 Template

Submit Your Materials

Once you have completed your technical paper and presentation slides, please submit them to SMTA Headquarters.  These will be reviewed by the technical committee to ensure all materials adhere to our formatting and non-commercialism requirements. Any materials that do not follow these requirements will be sent back to speakers to reformat and update. 

Having troubles uploading your materials? Email

Conference Details

Conference: October 9 - 12
Exposition: October 10 - 11

Minneapolis Convention Center

1301 2nd Ave., South Minneapolis, MN 55403

Hotel Block - Hilton Minneapolis

Group Rate $199/night + taxes if booked by September 23rd

Book Your Hotel Reservation

Conference Registration

All speakers are required to register for SMTA International at the discounted speaker rate. Register by September 8 to save 10% on your registration fees. SMTA Corporate Members receive additional discounted off the posted member rates. 

Registration Packages and Pricing

Prepare for SMTA International

Below is information to help you on-site!


Find Your Presentation

View your presentation/date directly online by searching your name!

*Your date and presentation time may have changed


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Speaker Breakfast

On the day of your presentation please be sure to attend the Speaker Breakfast at 7:30am located in the SMTA Office.  This is where you will meet the Session Chair and Co-Chair for your session.

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Presentation Length

Each technical presentation is allocated a 30-minute time slot. We recommend that speakers dedicate 25 minutes to their presentation content, reserving the remaining 5 minutes for engaging with the audience during the Q&A session.

Speaking at Seminar

Conference Laptops

All conference rooms will have the presentations pre-loaded on the SMTA laptop, along with a presentation remote for you.  We are unable to accommodate presentation updates on-the-fly.  

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Upon arrival, please proceed to the SMTA Office (Room 205AB) located on the second level, above Hall B.  This is where you will check-in and receive your name badge and conference materials.

Hours Available Monday- Thursday:

7:30am – 5pm

Lunch Buffet


6.    Lunch will be provided for you each day:  Monday and Thursday (in room 200AB), Tuesday and Wednesday in the Conference Lunch on the expo floor. You must have your name badge to access this area.


Karlie Severinson

SMTA Meetings & Events Manager

+1 952-920-7682

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