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IWCS Poster Session

Author / Presenter Information

Use this page to find all the resources needed to successfully prepare, submit, and present a Technical Paper at the IWCS 2024 Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum. The event will take place at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island, USA Monday, October 14 – Thursday, October 17, 2024.

Have a Question?

If you have been assigned a chairperson for your session, please reach out to them directly with questions. Any other questions can be emailed to Michelle Melsop, IWCS Sr. Operations Manager, at

Will you be traveling internationally?

Please ensure your VISA will enable you to attend the event. If you do not have a VISA to travel to the United States, or if your VISA will expire before October of 2024, please apply for a new VISA immediately. The wait time for USA VISA applications is long—please plan accordingly.

VISA Information

Watch the IWCS Speaker Best Practices Video

In this informational video, Brian Risch, a member of the IWCS Technical Symposium Committee, discusses best practices for a successful presentation at the IWCS Forum. Please note: the video was created in 2019 so please disregard any references specific to the 2019 IWCS Forum, which took place in Charlotte, NC, USA.

Important Dates for Technical Paper Presenters

Confirm Your USA Travel Documents Are Valid Through November, 2024 (if traveling internationally)Immediately
Register to attend the Forum at the discounted speaker rate (coming soon)Coming soon
Submit Final Paper (must use the final paper template)September 20, 2024
Submit Final PowerPoint (If you are presenting during the Technical Symposium. View instructions.)October 4, 2024
Print Poster (If you are participating in the Poster Session. View instructions.)Bring to the event
Present your PowerPoint or display your poster in Providence, USAOctober 14–17, 2024

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 complete the copyright agreement by September 1, 2024.

Preparing Your Technical Paper

Download the Technical Paper (Final) 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.

Preparing Your Powerpoint Presentation

If you are conducting a presentation, please view the instructions for preparing your Powerpoint formatted in widescreen mode. Unless you are participating in the Poster Session, you are expected to prepare a Powerpoint presentation that will be submitted to IWCS in advance of the event.

Instructions for Powerpoint Presentations

Preparing Your Poster

If you are participating in the Poster Session, you must design, print, and bring a poster to display. Refer to the following instructions.

Instructions for Posters

Tell Your Friends and Colleagues That You are Presenting at #IWCS2024

IWCS is pleased to share a variety of images to help you spread the word about your presentation. Please consider adding the suggested “I Am Presenting” graphics to your email signature with a hyperlink to and post on social media. In the following folder of images, you will find customizable templates that allow you to add your own professional photo and contact information. After adding your information to the PDF, simply export the image as a JPG and post it to social media with details about your presentation.


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 2024 and your Abstract Submission Reference Number (for example, Abstract 123) in all communications.

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