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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I submit an abstract for the SME Annual Conference & Expo?
Abstract submission is now CLOSED. You may edit your accepted abstract here.
Do I need to be a member of SME to submit an abstract?
You do not need to be a member of SME to submit an abstract.
When is the deadline to submit abstracts?
Abstracts for consideration are due August 11, 2023.
Can I submit an abstract if it has already been published or presented elsewhere?
What is the word limit for an abstract?
We ask that you keep your abstract to 100 words.
What is the page limit for a manuscript?
Manuscripts should not exceed 10 pages.
Is a Copyright Transfer Form (CTA) required for abstract or manuscript submission/acceptance?
When will I be notified of my abstract acceptance status?
Acceptance or otherwise will be sent out in October, 2023.
How do I withdraw an abstract from the program?
You may edit/remove/cancel your abstract by login into your account on the abstract submission site. It is also helpful to inform your session chair of your withdrawal.
Does SME subsidize travel expenses or offer travel stipends for presenters?
When will abstracts be available to the general public?
Abstracts will be available online November, 2023.
May I bring a guest to meals and social functions?
All guests need to be registered and must wear an official badge to functions. Purchase of additional tickets may be required if applicable.
Do presenters have to register for the conference?
Yes, all presenters are expected to register and pay for the conference. SME does offer a discounted speaker rate.
How will I know that my abstract has been successfully submitted?
An email will be sent to the email address listed for the primary author. If someone else submitted the abstract for you and used their email address they will receive the confirmation.
May I submit multiple manuscripts/abstracts at the same time?
No, each submission must be done separately.
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