Call for Papers

The 2023 Decorative Surface Conference will be held in Miami, Florida, from September 11-12, 2024.
Authors interested in presenting a paper at the conference should submit an abstract to the address of the organizer.

All topics relevant for the decorative surfaces industry, such as market analyses and trends, new products and applications, raw materials, basic research, manufacturing processes, environmental aspects, design and design trends of final product, wholesale and retail requirements, will be considered. No registration fee will be charged to speakers (one speaker per paper).

Conference Schedule

April 15, 2024: Submission of proposals
May 15, 2024: Notification of accepted papers

Conference Language

The conference will be held in English.

Call for Papers FAQ

How long should my presentation be?

Our standard time slot for presentations is 30 minutes, which means 25 minutes of speaking time and 5 minutes for questions at the end. Please let us know in case you need more than 30 minutes and we will do our best to accommodate your requirements.

Can I share my presentation with other companies?

Yes, we encourage cooperations between two or more companies. Please keep in mind that only one speaker per presentation attends the event free of charge.

Can we list more than one speaker for a presentation?

Yes, but please keep in mind that only one speaker per presentation attends the event free of charge. Please let us know in advance who the free speaker will be and register the other speakers via the online registration.

When do I need to submit my slides?

We do encourage our speakers to submit their slides in PowerPoint a few days before the event so we can test the slides on our conference computer.

Where can I find detailed speakers' instructions?

Our authors’ info package with further instructions can be found on our corporate website

Important Note

The success of a conference depends to a large degree on the quality of the presentations. There is no doubt that marketing interests are a major driving force for giving a presentation at a conference. Still we need to urge you only to submit a paper if it is really intended to meet the strict requirements of a presentation at a technical/scientific conference, in other words, it should report new technical, scientific or commercial data of general interest. Any papers that are submitted and do not meet these requirements will be rejected. Feedback from participants of former conferences has shown that presentations of products and companies are certainly not appreciated by the audience. We hope for your understanding and cooperation.