Enhance your career and strengthen your public and professional profile by presenting a technical paper at one of IDC Technologies conferences.
TO EXPRESS INTEREST OR APPLY:
To express an interest in presenting at an IDC Event, email a 100 word abstract outlining your suggested topic. Topics that include case studies and practical applications have higher likelihood of being accepted. Please review the call for papers on the event page to ensure your topic is relevant. For information on our current conference schedule or to submit an abstract, email
PRESENTING AT AN IDC EVENT - FAQ's Answered:
• All speakers receive free attendance to our conferences giving them a chance to discuss new technologies and developments with their peers.
• Please keep in mind IDC do not generally cover travel expenses for presenters. Only keynote or workshop speakers are paid for their contributions to the event, however we do at times consider speakers fees or covering travel on a case by case/event topic basis.
• IDC conferences are non-commerical. We ask our speakers to offer technical information, generic technology and solutions. We do not allow our speakers to “sell” their products or services to attendees.
• A technical papers & PowerPoint presentations are requested six weeks prior to the event so they can be reviewed by our event technical advisors. Each presenter is allocated 45 minutes - 30 minutes for the actual slide presentation and for the remaining 15 minutes we request an interactive element to the presentation where speakers prepare and present an interactive session where the whole audience can participate. This can comprise of practical exercises, software exercises, case studies, equipment demos or quizzes.
• IDC Conferences offer sponsorship opportunities for all events. Ask IDC for more details.
• It is advised that you apply for permission from your employer to present at our events, to avoid embarrassing last minute withdrawals.
EXAMPLES OF ABSTRACTS:
New Remote Isolation Technology in Practice – A Case Study
This case study covers new remote isolation technology that removes electrical personnel from switch rooms and is capable of achieving a SIL3/Cat 4 safety rating. Access problems meant that an 8,000tph port conveyor took 90 minutes and a 50km round trip to isolate. Since 2012 the programmable remote isolation system has taken less than three minutes for a full current isolation. By integrating control and automation technology, it eliminates regular exposure to arc flash hazard during isolations. Extra production availability returned its investment in full by the second time it was used.
Effective Surge Protection
Installation surge protection devices protect against overvoltages caused by lightning, switching operations and other transient disturbances. These disturbances have fast rise times in the order of microseconds, so cable impedance, namely inductance, becomes important. This paper will show how cable impedance can critically affect the performance of surge protection devices when installed. There are many ways this detriment can be eliminated, both for power and signal line surge protection devices. This presentation will examine the most effective ways to install surge protection, demonstrate some solutions and present case studies on how simple changes in installation can turn useless installation into something that is really effective.