Call for Abstracts

Become a Speaker at WEFTEC

There are many opportunities to speak at WEFTEC and engage with our participants.

Check out each of the educational formats below for additional details. 

Technical Presentations

Technical Presentations are generally 30-minutes in length and are selected by the Program Committee in a highly rigorous selection process. Once selected, the abstracts are grouped together topically to make a cohesive session.


Workshop Proposals

Full- and half-day Workshops are held on Saturday and Sunday at WEFTEC and should cover subjects in depth, using different teaching methods than podium presentations. Hands-on, highly interactive, in-depth workshops are preferred.


Session Proposals

Session Proposals should cover a topical issue that will not be addressed through the call-for-abstracts process, and are selected by the Program Committee to take place Monday - Wednesday at WEFTEC. They are either 1.5 or 3 hours in length and should have 3-6 speakers.


Interactive Knowledge Exchange

Interactive Knowledge Exchange (IKEs) are five-minute videos that educate and entertain on topics relating to our industry.

Submissions are closed for WEFTEC 2020. Notifications of acceptance or rejection will be sent by April 1.

Program Committee

The Program Committee develops, arranges and manages the technical program and conference workshops for the annual WEFTEC conference. Learn more about the current Program Committee Leadership.

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Operator Ingenuity Contest

Not all innovations come not from a research lab. Sometimes, you need to tackle a persistent problem using just what’s at hand and a big shot of ingenuity. Selected inventors will be invited to give a 10-minute presentation in the Innovation Pavilion at WEFTEC 2020.

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Exhibitors are asked to help us educate WEFTEC participants technically while gaining additional exposure for your company by submiting to the Call for Technical Presentations or the Interactive Knowledge Exchange. WEF will once again be offering exclusive opportunities for our exhibitors, but these opportunities will be limited.

Innovation Pavilion

In the 8th year at WEFTEC, the Innovation Pavilion Programming is always a packed house on the exhibit floor and has become known for sharing exciting new technologies and stories.

Late Breaking Research

The late-breaking research-based sessions bring together focused and cutting-edge research findings within the broader conference, offering the interactive learning environment found at a smaller event.