Call for Presenters

Abstract Submission is Now Closed. Notification will be issued to authors in mid-March.

Session topics are organized into six tracks reflecting TAC’s strategic focus areas which are also aligned with TAC’s councils.

TRACK TAC COMMITTEES RESPONSIBLE FOR ORGANIZING SESSIONS

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Climate Change Integrated Committee
  • Environmental Issues Committee
  • Environmental Legislation Committee

INFRASTRUCTURE & ASSET MANAGEMENT

  • Asset Management Committee
  • Construction Committee
  • Maintenance & Operations Committee
  • Pavements Committee
  • Soils & Materials Committee
  • Structures Committee

MOBILITY

  • Active Transportation Integrated Committee
  • Mobility Management Committee
  • Transportation Finance Committee
  • Transportation Planning Committee

SAFETY, DESIGN & OPERATIONS

  • Geometric Design Committee
  • Road Safety Committee
  • Small Municipalities Integrated Committee
  • Traffic Operations & Management Committee

TECHNOLOGY

  • Connected & Automated Vehicles Integrated Committee
  • Digital Applications Committee
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems Committee

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

  • Education Committee
  • Human Resources Committee
  • Professional Development Committee

Be a Presenter

Submit a 200- to 400-word abstract to be reviewed by a TAC council or committee member.
IF YOUR ABSTRACT IS ACCEPTED IF YOUR SUBMISSION IS ACCEPTED
You will be required to 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.

You are expected to present in person at the Conference in September 2023.

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, be of a commercial nature, or promote a proprietary product or service.
  • Submissions will be reviewed for quality, format, relevance to the session topic, and general interest.
  • Submitters must confirm that their employer and/or related clients are aware and approve of the submission.
  • Submitters not adhering to deadlines may be disqualified.
  • Submitters are responsible for ensuring that all relevant account details and information are correct and current.
  • Presentations during the conference will be recorded and made available by TAC as it sees fit.
  • Papers 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 when the abstract is submitted.
  • Presenters must register for the conference, pay to attend as a delegate, and accept any and all costs to participate.
  • A maximum of two presenters may co-present any one presentation during the conference.
  • Accepted papers will be published on TAC’s ‘Conference Papers’ webpage, catalogued in TAC's Library and the Transportation Research International Database (TRID).

Review the CALL FOR PRESENTERS GUIDE for planned sessions, formats & requirements

Read the GUIDELINES FOR PREPARING PRESENTATIONS, PAPERS AND POSTERS for details & requirements

Key Dates

Call for abstracts ends January 30
Abstract notification issued to authors Mid-March
Submission (draft presentation, paper (as required) or poster) DUE April 24
Submitters notified Mid to late June
Revised submission (as required) DUE July 11
Presentation schedule communicated Early August
Last day to make presenter/author detail changes September 1
FINAL presentation, paper (as required) or poster DUE September 14

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

Make your Case to Attend/Present

Visit Why Attend and/or Present at the TAC Conference for some helpful tips to explain the importance of attending/presenting to your employer before submitting your abstract.

Questions?

Contact Christina Ghazal, Meetings and Events Coordinator
613-736-1350 x236

 


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