Call for Conference Submissions

Due to popular demand, the deadline to submit an abstract to showcase your work through a presentation at the 2022 TAC Conference & Exhibition has been extended to February 7.

Session topics are related to road and highway infrastructure and urban transportation. Many support the conference theme, Changing Ways for Our Changing Climate; all are organized into tracks aligned with TAC’s councils and committees.

Active Transportation Digital Applications Mobility Management Structures
Asset Management Environment Pavements Traffic Operations
Climate Change Geometric Design Road Safety Transportation Finance
Connected & Automated Vehicles Intelligent Transportation Systems Small Municipalities Transportation Planning
Construction Maintenance & Operations Soils & Materials Workforce Development

Why Present?

Each year, more than 300 professionals present at the conference to:

  • Share or gather knowledge on best practices
  • Convey ideas and opportunities in the transportation sector
  • Discuss emerging issues and topics
  • Provide an overview of challenges and successes experienced, and lessons learned, while completing a recent project
  • Increase visibility for, or awareness of, an innovation
  • Impart interesting research or methods of analysis
  • Connect with colleagues who have similar or complementary interests
  • Publish a conference paper

To Participate in a Presentation Session

  1. Start by submitting a 200- to 400-word abstract to be reviewed by a TAC council or committee member.
  2. If your abstract is accepted, you will submit a presentation, paper and/or poster depending on the requirements of that technical session. Submissions will be reviewed by a TAC council or committee member.
  3. If your submission is accepted, you are expected to present at the conference in October 2022.

for planned sessions, formats & requirements

for details & requirements

prior to making a submission


Guidelines & Important Information

  • Submissions must:
    • Be submitted using TAC’s conference submission portal. When submission is completed, an email confirmation is sent.
    • Be substantially different from any papers or presentations delivered through other organizations.
    • Not favour special interests or be of a commercial nature.
  • Submissions will be reviewed for quality, format, and relevance to the session topic, and general interest.
  • Authors must confirm that their employer and/or related clients are aware and approve of the submission.
  • Authors not adhering to deadlines may be disqualified.
  • Authors are responsible for ensuring submission details and presenter/author information is current and up-to-date.
  • Presentations will be recorded and made available by TAC as it sees fit.
  • Student paper submissions whose principal author is a registered full-time student at a recognized post-secondary institution may be considered for a Student Paper Award. This option must be selected on the abstract submission form.

If the Submission is Accepted

  • Submission account holders and presenters/authors will be notified by TAC via email in late June.
  • Presenters must register and pay to attend as a delegate and accept any and all costs to participate in the conference. Registration and accommodation details and costs will be published on TAC’s website in early 2022.
  • Submissions have a limit of two co-presenters per presentation.
  • Accepted papers will be published on TAC’s website ‘Conference Papers’ section, catalogued in TAC's Library and the Transportation Research International Database (TRID).
  • Presenters will be notified of their scheduled presentation date and time in early August.


DUE DATE: Abstracts February 7
Abstract notification (accepted or rejected) issued to authors March 14
DUE DATE: Draft Presentations, Papers (as required)*, Posters April 25
Submission notification (accepted, rejected or revisions requested) issued to authors June 20
DUE DATE: Revised presentations, papers (as required) and/or posters, if revisions were requested July 11
Last day to make changes August 29
DUE DATE: Final presentations, papers and/or posters Mid to late September (TBD)
2022 TAC Conference & Exhibition (Edmonton, AB) October 2–5

*Some sessions require papers in addition to the presentation. Those sessions will require authors to submit both the paper and presentation by April 25.


Submission withdrawals must be requested in writing to Christina Ghazal, Meetings & Events Coordinator.

Questions? Contact:

Christina Ghazal, Meetings and Events Coordinator  |  613-736-1350 ext. 236


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