Congratulations on being selected to present or moderate at the 2019 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition (MTC19).  This year's attendance is anticipated to be over 1,000 registrants.

Presenters: Effective communication fundamentally affects the quality of the program, and a well-prepared presentation is the first step in reaching this goal. Please make sure you invest adequate time and energy in developing your presentation and paper. Please remember that the 2018 Membrane Technology Conference is a no-paper, no-podium conference - make sure to follow the directions provided below as you develop your paper. 

Moderators: As the session lead, your reviews provide quality assurance for the papers and presentations of your speakers. On the day of the talks, moderators connect the presentations to each other through thoughtful transitions and officiate any questions from attendees at the end of each talk.

Below you will find deadline dates and guidelines to assist you in your MTC19 role. We look forward to a successful event in New Orleans, L. Contact us with any questions.

Missing important deadlines can result in removal from the MTC19 Program - AMTA and AWWA thank you in advance for being mindful of submission dates and requirements.

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Presenter Deadlines:

Signed Creative Commons Form by Friday, September 28, 2018.

Papers and/or Manuscripts are due by Wednesday, December 12, 2018*.

Presenters must register for MTC19  Register Now!  

Poster Presentations are due by Monday, January 21, 2019*. Review Poster Guidelines

PowerPoint Presentations are due by Monday, January 21, 2019*.

Moderator Deadlines:

Review and approve Papers and/or Manuscripts by Wednesday, January 9, 2018*

Review and approve Poster Presentations by Monday, February 11, 2019*

Review and approve PowerPoint and Presentations by Monday, February 11, 2019*

*Materials will be available in the online Conference Proceedings.

Paper and/or Manuscript Guidelines

All presenters are required to submit a paper/manuscript that follows the MTC19 Manuscript Guidelines (PDF) for the Post-Conference Proceedings. All Papers/Manuscripts will be reviewed and approved by the Session Moderator or a member of the MTC19 Planning Committee.  During the review process you may be asked to provide changes or additional information; AMTA/AWWA ask that you adhere to any requests and make changes within the time frame given.

Papers and/or Manuscripts are due by Wednesday, December 12, 2018.*

Submit your Paper and/or Manuscript through your Speaker Portal or directly to AWWA at educationservices@awwa.org.

PowerPoint Presentations

All PowerPoint Presentations are required to use the MTC19 PowerPoint Template and follow the MTC19 PowerPoint Guidelines (PDF).  Out of respect for our members and attendees, presentations must not be commercial in nature. 

Presenters are required use the MTC19 PowerPoint Template(pptx).   

All Presentations will be reviewed and approved by the Session Moderator or a member of the MTC18 Planning Committee. During the review process you may be asked to provide changes or additional information; AMTA/AWWA ask that you adhere to the request and make the changes within the time frame given.  Once your presentation gains final approval from the moderator or similar, you will need to contact AWWA to make any changes.

Note: Company name and/or logo can be included in your PowerPoint in the bottom left hand corner only on the first and last slide.  For further instructions refer to the MTC19 PowerPoint Guidelines (PDF). Logo max. size: 2" horizontal/wide by .75" vertical/high.

PowerPoint Presentations are due by Monday, January 21, 2019.

Submit your PowerPoint Presentation through your Speaker Portal or AWWA at educationservices@awwa.org.

In order to allow sufficient time for your materials to be reviewed, AMTA/AWWA ask that you follow the guidelines and meet all the deadline dates above.  Missing important deadlines can result in removal from the MTC19 Program - AMTA/AWWA thank you in advance for your staying mindful of submission dates and requirements.

Thank you for agreeing to moderate a technical session at the 2019 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition.  As a moderator, you are required to reach out to the presenters in your session to ensure they are on track to present and provide their materials on-time for your review and approval.  You are required to review in advance all papers and PowerPoints that are included in your session.

  • During your review, you should check all papers and PowerPoints for: accuracy, logos, sales pitches, slide readability, graphics and disparaging remarks, etc. and provide presenters feedback on updating or enhancing their papers and PowerPoints.
  • Presenters will submit their papers/manuscripts by Wednesday, December 12, 2018; you have until Wednesday, January 9, 2019 to approve them.  If you suggest improvements, please communicate those in time to receive revised papers/manuscripts by January 31, 2019 for your final approval.
  • Presenters will submit their PowerPoints by Monday January 21, 2019; you have until Monday, February 11, 2019 to approve them.  Please begin your review as soon as possible, so that presenters have time to make suggest improvements, please communicate those in time to receive revised presentations by February 18, 2019 for your final approval.
  • Moderators are required to select a "Best Paper" contender from their session(s) and notify AWWA of that selection by Friday, January 11, 2019.
  • Moderators are required to attend a training in December where we cover how to log in to your Speaker Portal and access presenters papers/manuscripts and PowerPoints for review.
  • Onsite, moderators are required to: introduce each presenter in their assigned session, keep presenters on-time, and facilitate audience questions.