call for presentations


Share your knowledge by presenting at ESTECH 2021.

Submit your abstract for consideration today!

Now in its 67th year, ESTECH, IEST's Annual Meeting & Exposition, is the leading conference for professionals in three distinct fields: Controlled Environments/Cleanrooms, Environmental Testing, and Nanotechnology Facilities. ESTECH 2021 provides a platform for national and international professionals to share crucial strategies, research,
and best practices with their peers.

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

Abstract Guidelines

Contamination Control Topics
  • Cell and Gene Therapy
  • Contamination Control in the Cannabis Market
  • Cleanroom Consumables (gloves, masks, garments)
Test and Reliability Topics
  • Development of an appropriate shock and vibration test
  • Single DOF, 3DOF, 6DOF cost and technical benefit comparison
  • Case studies of how a shock/vib test informed product development
  • Mechanical boundary conditions
  • Studies of product resonance
  • Fixturing issues
  • Novel methods in processing the results of a shock and vibration test
  • Practical application in shock and vibration testing
  • Development of shock and vibration testing criteria
  • Thermal and humidity testing methodologies and models
  • Chamber design and specifications
  • Compressor and refridgerant selection
  • Solar Testing, Fungus Testing, Snow Testing, Dust Testing, Pollutant Corrosion Testing, Etc.
  • Weathering Testing
  • Accelerated life testing for electronic components
  • Fatigue based accelerated life testing
  • Testing for chemical degradation
  • Failure mechanisms and probability model choice
  • How to define a burn in testing for electronics
  • Acceleration techniques for thermal and vibration testing
  • Limitations and case studies of QBS (Qualifications by Similarities)
  • Limitations and case studies of QBA (Qualifications by Analysis)
  • Limitations and case studies of Delta qualifications
  • Applying principles of design of experiment (DOE) for test design
  • Methodology for product life extension
  • Selecting the right instrumentation
  • Direct Field Acoustic Testing
  • MIMO vs SISO case studies
  • MIMO control strategies
  • Case studies involving large numbers of temperature sensors 
  • Instrumentation and control considerations
  • Service life and performance replication
  • How to replicate performance vs. life expectancy
  • How to design and test for new technology
  • Case studies in deciding what goes into an LCEP
  • Selecting between field and laboratory test
  • How the LCEP flows down to affect a particular product/test


Abstract Guidelines

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

  • Presentation title.
  • Author information—names and affiliations of all authors, the name of the author delivering the presentation, and the name of 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. Priority is given to early submissions. You must be available any days of the conference in order to be accepted as a presenter. 

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 with one of the below options:
    • Free One-Day Conference Session Registration - includes admittance into conference sessions on the day presenter/chair will be speaking and access to the Virtual Expo. Does NOT include admittance into Working Group meetings, networking events, or continuing education training courses and does NOT include conference presentations or new membership/membership renewal.
    • Three-Day Conference Session Add-on Package - includes admittance into all conference sessions, Working Group meetings, networking events, Virtual Expo, and online access to conference proceedings. Does NOT include continuing education training courses or membership.
  • Presenters must be available to present on any of the days of the conference. The final schedule will be available for presenters in early 2021.
  • Presenters must return to IEST their presenter agreement form by the deadline date in order to participate in and receive the presenter registration rate for ESTECH 2021.
  • Presenters must return to IEST their permission to publish form by the deadline date if they wish to have their presentation published in the conference presentation's web portal.
  • 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 distributed for release.
  • 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.