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STEP 1:

Abstract will be reviewed and you will be notified via email of acceptance/decline status


STEP 2:

As soon as possible after abstract has been accepted:

  1. Submit the Permission Form (Word document available if legal requires edits)

  2. Submit a short bio (3-5 lines) 
  3. Submit company logo
  4. Submit company hyperlink
  5. Submit a picture of the presenter
  6. Submit contact information

STEP 3:

Preliminary Speaking schedule will be available after abstract submission period closes. (slight adjustments might be made to accommodate paper award judging). You do not need to confirm your speaking time unless there is a conflict with the day/time assigned.

DOWNLOAD PRELIMINARY SPEAKING SCHEDULE (coming soon)

STEP 4:

Please review your speakers profile, bio abstract, company hyperlink & logo, and contact information on the website. You can find the information by looking under the day/track assigned to your talk.

Step 5:
Prepare and submit paper: Due December 1, 2017

Submit paper to melanie.heusser@usm.edu in EDITABLE FORMAT ONLY (Word Document preferred)

STEP 6:

Register for the symposium. All speakers are required to register. Proceeds go to support the students in the polymer science program. If the registration fee is a problem please contact me to discuss options at 601-266-4475.


STEP 7:

Be sure to make your hotel reservations as rooms quickly sell out during the Mardi Gras season. Staying in our Conference Hotel greatly helps us in meeting our commitments and ensuring as much profit back to student activities/scholarships as possible.

STEP 8:

Promote your talk among your colleagues and customers. We do the best we can to promote the technical talks aspect of our conference but we appreciate the co-promotion from our speakers. Please be sure to see our "start here" page for easy to share links. 


STEP 9:

Consider whether your company can participate in a sponsorship at the conference.  Sponsorships greatly improve the attendees experience while at the symposium and directly affect the amount of money that goes back to the students in the form of scholarships. We are always willing to accept door prizes, give aways for the attendees, or customizable sponsorships.

STEP 10:
Submit PowerPoint Presentation: Due Wednesday, January 31, 2018

  1. Files smaller than 20 MB may be submitted via email to waterborne@usm.edu
  2. Files larger than 20 MB must have an electronic copy mailed to: 

118 College Dr. Box 5169

Hattiesburg. MS 39402

Or use a service such as sendspace.com or dropbox.com