Speaker Info

October 2 - 5, 2018 | Fox Cities Exhibition Center (FCEC) - Appleton, WI

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Thank you for presenting at Tissue 2018!

Important Deadlines for individuals that submitted an abstract:

March 15th, 2018 - Abstract due. Accepted abstracts will be invited to produce a full manuscript

April 2nd, 2018 – Notification of abstract acceptance

July 13th, 2018 - Full paper and Poster drafts due

August 17th, 2018 – Final Papers and Posters due

August 24th, 2018 - PowerPoint Draft for Papers and Poster Presentations Due

September 4th, 2018 - Final PowerPoints to TAPPI for Proceedings

September 4th, 2018 - Registration deadline for speakers and session chairs

October 2-5, 2018 – Tissue 2018

Preparing your Manuscript, Presentation or Poster

Review the Manuscript Requirements

Review the Presentation Guide

Review the Presentation Tips

Scientific Poster Tips, Examples, Templates

Review Antitrust and Commercialism guidelines below

Presentation File Submission to TAPPI via the Speaker Management System

Download Optional Tissue 2018 Powerpoint Template 

Please submit all materials via our Speaker Management System. (see additional instructions at end of page).

Technology Forum and Poster Session Instructions

The Technology Forum and Poster Session takes place on Thursday, October 5th from 10:30 to 1:30 pm. In the Technology Forum, you will have 5 minutes to preview your topic, which will be immediately followed by the Poster Session in the expo center foyer from 12:00 to 1:30 pm. Your poster can be displayed starting Thurs morning and will be available all day. Posters must be confined to approximately to 36 inch x 48 inch (91 x 120 cm) space and will be mounted on a bulletin board. The collection of materials at the end of the conference is the author's responsibility; Any posters remaining after the conference ends will be destroyed.

Your presentation and poster will be included in the conference proceedings. To submit these materials, login to the Speaker Management System using your email as the username and the password you created when you submitted your abstract. See instructions at the bottom of the page.

Remember that TAPPI’s Commercialism and Antitrust Policies will be enforced at Tissue 2018, meaning that company names are permitted once and brand names, logos and slogans should be excluded.

You may also submit a technical paper to accompany your poster. All technical papers and posters are subject to peer review and must comply with TAPPI antitrust and commercialism guidelines.

TAPPI Antitrust & Commercialism Guidelines

Unlike many other conferences, presenters at TAPPI/RISI Tissue must have their presentation reviewed to ensure talks are in line with TAPPI’s antitrust and commercialism policies. Attendees at industry events in the US are becoming increasingly sensitive to antitrust compliance at face to face meetings. These policies protect the author, the industry, and TAPPI. Therefore, we remind all authors to follow these guidelines in your presentation slides.

Antitrust Guidelines

Commercialism Guidelines

Conference Registration

Please remember you must register for the conference by September 4th, 2018. Significantly reduced rates are available to speakers. Also, you should consider booking a hotel room as early as possible; TAPPI's discounted rooms will go fast.

Additional Speaker Management System Instructions

The same link is used to create a new submission as well as to modify an existing submission in the Speaker Management System.  System Link: http://speakermanagement.tappi.org

Login to the Speaker Management System by using the User Name and Password you used when submitting the abstract. If this is your first time accessing the system for this event, you will need to create a new User Name and Password upon first access.

To add your Manuscript or PowerPoint presentation to your submission, simply click "edit" and select the appropriate files from our computer and resave. You do not need to create a new submission.


Session Chair Resources 

Session Chair Onboarding Video (approx 30 minutes)

Reviewer Instructions (must be logged in as a reviewer to access)


Questions and Contacts

For General Conference/Program/Sponsorship & Exhibit Questions, please contact: Scott Springmier; +1 404-375-0464; sspringmier@tappi.org

For Speaker Management System questions, please contact: Jessica Reaves, +1 404.509.7477; jreaves@tappi.org