Those wanting to present as part of a Conference technical session express their interest by submitting an abstract in response to the Call for Presenters. To learn more, see the 2023 Deadlines below and the Call for Presenters webpage.

The conference technical program is in development and includes session topics that are organized into six tracks reflecting TAC’s strategic focus areas which are also aligned with TAC’s councils.

STATUS: Submission notifications have been issued to submitters and lead presenters. If you have not received your notification, contact Christina Ghazal

Information about preparing for your TAC Conference session will be available in June. Have questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for presenters.

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.

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).

2023 Deadlines

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
Early-bird registration ends June 27
Revised submission (as required) DUE July 11
Presentation schedule communicated Early August
Regular registration ends August 23
Last day to make presenter/author detail changes September 1
Presenters must be pre-registered no later than September 1
FINAL presentation, paper (as required) or poster DUE September 14


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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