ESTECH 2018 call for presentations


Share your knowledge by presenting at ESTECH 2018.
Submit your abstract for consideration today!

Now in its 64th year, IEST’s ESTECH Annual Meeting & Exposition is the leading conference for professionals in three distinct fields: Controlled Environments/Cleanrooms, Environmental Testing, and Nanotechnology Facilities. ESTECH 2018 provides a platform for national and international professionals to share crucial strategies, research, and best practices with their peers.

Speakers/Chairs receive Complimentary ESTECH Conference Session Registration (same day admission to all sessions on day of presentation). An ESTECH Session Presenter/Chair Package will be available at a discounted price to offer access to the entire conference (details coming soon).

Please e-mail your abstract to IEST Meetings and Education Program Coordinator Heather Wooden at

Abstract Guidelines

Contamination Control Topics
  • Cell Therapies/Contamination Control
  • Emerging Markets
  • New Technologies in Particle Measuring
  • Energy Conservation in Cleanrooms and Controlled Environments
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Case Studies for USP 800
  • Cleanroom Equipment Suitability
  • Nanotechnology Facilities (Production, Safety, Sustainability)
  • New Trends in Filtration
  • Cleanroom Consumables
  • Aerospace Contamination Control
  • Other Contamination Control Topics: Submit Your Ideas
Test and Reliability Topics
  • MIMO
  • Natural and Induced Climatics
  • Developing Test Specifications from Measured Field Data
  • Unique Testing Applications/Methods
  • Sensors, Data Acquisition and Analysis
  • Shock and Vibration
  • Reliability Testing, Studies, ESS, and MTBF Improvements
  • Other Test and Reliability Topics: Submit Your Ideas

Abstract Guidelines

Your abstract of up to 300 words should include the following:

  • Presentation title.
  • Author information—names and affiliations of all authors, which author will deliver the presentation, and which is the contact author.
  • Summary of presentation—purpose and scope, methodology or process, results, and conclusion and implications.

Abstracts are reviewed by the ESTECH Planning Committee and Session Chairs. Acceptance is based on merit and space available in an appropriate session, and priority is given to early submissions. You must be available any days of the conference in order to be accepted as a presenter. Abstracts should be submitted no later than February 2, 2018 for consideration.

IMPORTANT: The distribution or presentation of commercial messages for business solicitation during ESTECH is prohibited. Presenters must avoid unnecessary or gratuitous reference to product model names, individuals, companies, or trade names in the presentation. Presenters must not promote training classes or publications available on a commercial basis that are not organized or published by IEST. Product or service descriptions may only be included when they provide relevant supporting information for a legitimate technical theme and may not be used for commercial advantage. Performance claims and results must be relevant to the paper theme and substantiated by data in the presentation. Subjective evaluations and extrapolations and comparisons with other similar products or services should be approached with extreme caution.

Presenter Requirements

  • Presenters must pre-register for the conference. New this year: Special registration package available for presenters with complimentary registration on the day of the scheduled presentation.
  • Presenters must be available to present on any of the days of the conference. The final schedule will be available for presenters in early 2018.
  • Presenters must return to IEST their presenter agreement form by the deadline date in order for them to participate in and receive the presenter registration rate for ESTECH 2018.
  • Presenters must return to IEST their permission to publish form by the deadline date if they wish to have their presentation included in the conference proceedings.
  • If presenters are unable to submit the permission to publish form by the deadline date, they can still present at the conference; but their presentation will not be included in the conference proceedings.
  • In order to present at ESTECH, the PowerPoint presentation must be approved prior to the conference dates by the ESTECH planning committee and session chair.