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Author / Presenter Information

Use this page to find all the resources needed to successfully prepare, submit, and present a Technical Paper at the IWCS 2021 Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum.

Speaker Training

Please be prepared to attend a training session prior to the 2021 Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum. Dates and times for these trainings will be announced soon.

All speakers, moderators and PDC instructors should plan on attending one of the speaker training sessions. For more information please review the Speaker Training Document.

Click here to view a recording of the 2020 Speaker Training Session. Please review the 2020 Training Session Slides located here.


Preparing Your Technical Presentation

Please review our Instructions for Speakers document for information on best practices and practical tips for presenting. All presentations must be in widescreen (16:9) format.

Technical and Audio/Visual Requirements

In advance of the speaker training, please install “Zoom Client for Meetings”. The IWCS 2021 Virtual Event Platform uses Zoom technology to power the live meeting functionality. You will not need to sign in or use any licenses, everything will be hosted through our Virtual Event Platform.

Commercial Guidelines & Copyright

Review the IWCS Guidelines for Commercial Content and complete the Copyright Agreement before preparing your Papers and Presentations. To be included in IWCS Technical Symposium proceedings, references to commercial product trademarks or tradenames must be kept to a minimum.

IWCS requires each lead author to download and return the copyright agreement to by September 1, 2021.

Preparing Your Technical Paper

Download the Technical Paper Template.

All Technical Papers are limited to 10 pages and must conform to the IWCS standards and formats outlined in the provided template. Papers that do not conform to these standards will be returned for corrections and/or alterations.


For paper and presentation submission or questions about our online portal, contact: Omnipress –

For questions about your paper, presentation, speaker registration, copyright release or speaker training contact: Michelle Melsop –

Please reference IWCS 2021 and your Abstract Submission Reference Number (for example, Abstract 123) in all communications.

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