Submit your research for presentation and award consideration at SLAS2021 Digital.
Scientists, engineers, academics, and business leaders from academia, government and industry are invited to submit podium and poster abstracts in a wide range of cutting-edge educational tracks for the chance to speak or present during this year’s conference. Contributions from graduate students, post-doctoral associates and junior faculty are highly encouraged.
Poster submissions are due Monday, January 11!
Podium Abstract Submissions Due:
Monday, September 14, 2020
Innovation Award Submission Deadline:
Monday, September 14, 2020
Tony B. Academic Travel Award Podium Submissions Due:
Monday, September 14, 2020
Tony B. Academic Travel Award Poster Submissions Due:
Monday, October 26, 2020
Podium Abstract Decisions Communicated:
Monday, October 12, 2020
Innovation AveNEW Application Deadline:
Monday, October 12, 2020
Poster Abstract Submissions Due:
Monday, October 26, 2020
(Deadline for inclusion in Student Poster Competition)
Monday, January 11, 2021
(Final Poster Abstract Submission Deadline)
Poster Abstract Decisions Communicated:
Beginning October 28, 2020
(On a monthly basis thereafter through Final Deadline.)
SLAS Ignite Award Opt-In Deadline:
Monday, November 23, 2020
New Product Award Application Deadline:
Monday, Monday, December 14, 2020
To simplify your submission process, make sure to have all of your materials together prior to submitting your abstract. Screenshots of each step in the abstract process will be viewed by using the 'Guidelines' section of the submission site.
To submit, the following documents are needed:
To learn more about the various SLAS Awards presented at the conference and learn if you are eligible to apply, please visit the following links:
At the close of the application submission period, all abstracts will be reviewed by the SLAS2021 Scientific Program Committee to determine which abstracts are accepted into the program. The SLAS2021 Scientific Program Committee reserves the right to accept abstracts into tracks other than the one selected by the submitter during the submission process.
Those submitted as podium abstracts but not accepted for the podium program will be reviewed for a poster submission if indicated as such by the submitter during the submission process.
Podium presentation confirmations will be distributed on Monday, October 12, 2020.
To view a sample abstract, which adheres to these guidelines, please click here.
Presentation confirmations will be distributed according to the approximate timeline below:
Selected speakers must agree to the following:
LOGISTICS. I shall provide my Presentation live at the event on the dates, at the times, and at the location specified by SLAS. SLAS is entitled to contemporaneously make my Presentation available in real-time via the internet or other medium to online or remote Presentation attendees.
MATERIALS. In connection with my Presentation, I shall provide SLAS with my PowerPoint, photograph, biographical information, and Presentation abstract (“Materials”) by the date, in the format, and in the manner specified by SLAS. I hereby grant SLAS a worldwide, sub-licensable, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free right and license (but not the obligation) to reproduce, prepare derivative works based on, distribute, perform publicly, display publicly, and otherwise use and exploit my Materials, for all purposes, including advertising in all media now known or hereafter created, in connection with: (i) promoting the Event and my Presentation; (ii) SLAS’s online learning management system; and (iii) reporting on the Event.
PUBLICITY RELEASE. I hereby grant SLAS a worldwide, sub-licensable, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free right and license (but not the obligation) to use my name, photograph, image, likeness, and voice, including composite or modified representations, for all purposes, including advertising in all media now known or hereafter created, in connection with: (i) promoting the Event, my Presentation; (ii) SLAS’s online learning management system; and (iii) reporting on the Event.
RECORDINGS. I hereby grant SLAS a worldwide, sub-licensable, irrevocable, exclusive, royalty-free right and license (but not the obligation) to photograph, record and film, in film, audio-video, audio-only, or any other media now known or hereafter created, me and my Presentation at the Event (“Recordings”). SLAS is the exclusive owner of the Recordings and has the exclusive right to reproduce, prepare derivative works based on, distribute, perform publicly, display publicly, transfer, license, and otherwise use and exploit the Recordings. SLAS will not retain digital or print copies of any materials beyond SLAS’s Recordings. SLAS shall not include SLAS’s recording of my entire Presentation or my Materials in SLAS’s online learning management system (which allows members of the public to access and view presentation recordings and materials) without my written permission. If I give my written permission to SLAS to include my Presentation and Materials on SLAS’s online learning management system (“OLMS License”), SLAS will list my Presentation in the OLMS and include it as a reference for future SLAS coursework/education.
RETAINED RIGHTS. I hereby retain all rights in my Presentation, my Materials, and my name, photograph, image, likeness, and voice not licensed to SLAS under this Agreement, including my underlying ownership of my Presentation and my Materials.
INSPECTION AND APPROVAL WAIVER. I hereby waive any right to inspect or approve any use of my Materials, the Recordings, and my name, photograph, image, likeness, and voice, by SLAS, contemplated by this Agreement.
NO FINANCIAL COMPENSATION. Except as otherwise stated in the speaker resource center, I am not entitled to receive any financial compensation as consideration for this Agreement or the rights granted to SLAS hereunder. I have no right to share in any proceeds enjoyed by SLAS, derived from SLAS’s exploitation of the rights granted to SLAS under this Agreement.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES. In addition to any other representations and warranties made by me in this Agreement, I represent and warrant that: (i) I am over the age of 18; (ii) I have all of the legal rights necessary to enter into, perform my obligations under, and grant SLAS the rights stated in this Agreement; (iii) my entering into, performing my obligations under, and granting SLAS the rights stated in this Agreement does not violate applicable law or the rights of any third-party; (iv) my Presentation and Materials will not promote specific goods, services, commercial interests, or my personal business or financial interests; (v) my Presentation and Materials will not contain profanity or content that is defamatory, abusive, harassing, violent, or hateful; (vi) my Presentation and Materials will not denigrate or promote discrimination against any individual or groups of individuals based on their race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sex, gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, military status, or political affiliation; and (vii) I shall comply with all Event venue’s and SLAS’s policies, procedures, rules, guidelines, and directions applicable to my Event participation, Presentation, and Materials. I agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless SLAS and its directors, officers, employees, volunteers, agents, representatives, contractors, and affiliates from and against all claims by third parties relating to my breach or alleged breach of this Agreement, including or any of the foregoing representations and warranties.
CANCELLATION. SLAS is entitled to cancel my Presentation and Event participation at any time by notifying me of its decision to do so. If I am unable to provide my Presentation at the Event for any reason, I shall notify SLAS as soon as possible.
WAIVER OF CLAIMS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, I hereby irrevocably waive all legal and equitable rights relating to all liabilities, claims, demands, actions, suits, damages, and expenses of any kind, including claims for copyright or trademark infringement, defamation, invasion of any rights of privacy, violation of rights of publicity, physical or emotional injury or distress, or any similar claims or causes of action in tort, contract, equity, or any other legal theory, now known or hereafter known in any jurisdiction throughout the world (“Claims”), I may have directly or indirectly against SLAS and any of its directors, officers, employees, volunteers, agents, representatives, contractors, and affiliates (collectively, “Released Persons”) related to: (i) my Event participation, Presentation, Materials, name, photograph, image, likeness, and voice; (ii) the Recordings; and/or (iii) SLAS’s use and exploitation of the rights granted to SLAS under this Agreement. I covenant not to make or bring any Claims against SLAS and the other Released Persons and forever release and Discharge SLAS and the other Released Person from liability under all Claims.
RELATIONSHIP OF THE PARTIES. This Agreement creates an independent contractor relationship between me and SLAS. This Agreement does not create any other kind of legal relationship between me and SLAS. I am not entitled to contract for or bind SLAS.
GOVERNING LAW, CHOICE OF FORUM, JURY TRIAL WAIVER. The laws of the State of Illinois, excluding its choice of law rules, govern this Agreement and the federal laws of the United States. A party shall institute any action related to this Agreement in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, or the Illinois state courts located in DuPage County, Illinois. The parties irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of these courts. Each party hereby waives, to the extent permitted by applicable law, any right to a trial by jury, in any action between the parties related to this Agreement.
MISCELLANEOUS. This Agreement inures to the benefit of, and is binding on, the parties and their heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors, and permitted assigns. If there is a conflict between the headings or section numbers and the text of this Agreement, the text controls. No inference, presumption, or conclusion is to be drawn against a party because that party or its directors, officers, employees, volunteers, agents, representatives, contractors, or affiliates drafted all or any part of this Agreement. If a court having jurisdiction over a dispute between the parties, determines any portion of this Agreement is unenforceable, the rest of this Agreement remains in effect to the extent permitted by applicable law. Upon a determination that any portion of this Agreement is unenforceable, it is the desire of the parties that the court modifies this Agreement to effect the original intent of the parties as closely as possible in order that the transaction contemplated by this Agreement may be consummated as originally contemplated to the greatest extent possible under applicable law. Provisions in this Agreement, which, by their nature, should apply beyond the termination or conclusion of this Agreement, remain in force after this Agreement’s termination or conclusion. No amendment to this Agreement is valid unless in writing and signed by both parties.
ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This Agreement states the entire agreement between the parties regarding the subject matter of this Agreement, and supersedes all prior negotiations, understandings, and agreements (oral or written) between the parties, regarding the subject matter of this Agreement. All presenters must be registered as full conference participants. Limited funds may be available to assist with travel and/or hotel funding. These funds are based on availability and financial need. Contact Meghan Schofield at email@example.com for more information.
All poster presenters must be registered as full conference unless you are registered as an SLAS exhibitor.
For more information on organizational award opportunities, visit the Sponsor and Exhibitor page.