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Author Registration

If your full paper has been accepted into the Powering Net Zero Week 2023 Programme, you are required to register for the conference by Friday, 29 September 2023.

When registering please ensure you enter your paper number.

Best Paper and Poster Awards will be announced at the Drinks Reception after Conference Day 1.

Key dates

Author registration deadline Friday, 29 September 2023
Presentation submission deadline Monday, 16 October 2023

Accepted as an oral presentation?

What you need to do…

  • Register for the conference by Friday, 29 September 2023
  • Create a PowerPoint presentation at the conference and upload to submission system here by Monday 16 October
  • Refer back to the programme at regular intervals as it is subject to change

PowerPoint presentation instructions

PowerPoint submission deadline: Monday, 16 October 2023.

  • Presentations should last no longer than 10 minutes and there will be a joint Q&A at the end of the session
  • Please log into the submission system to upload your PowerPoint file by no later than Friday, 10 February 2023
  • The slides will be loaded onto the session laptop by the organisers prior to the relevant session
  • Authors should bring a copy of their slides with them to the conference as a back up

PowerPoint presentation guidelines

When completing your presentation please ensure you consider the following:

  • Presentations must be in 16:9 ratio
  • Do not use colours that will make text or diagrams difficult to read once projected
  • Avoid blocks of text on a slide. Use short bullet points, not paragraphs
  • Avoid using hand drawn scanned images
  • Present the relevant information in the clearest way possible. Tables, graphs and diagrams can help at times

There is no set template for PowerPoint presentations, you may use a personal or company template. Logos and branding must be of a modest size and must not obstruct the presenting content

Accepted for a poster presentation?

What you need to do…

  • Register for the conference by Friday, 29 September 2023
  • Create a poster for display in our digital poster gallery and for physical display at the conference. The poster template is available to download here:
  • Please log into the submission system to upload your PDF poster file by no later than Monday 16 October 2023 for inclusion in the digital poster gallery
  • You are required to print and bring your poster with you on the day
  • Create 1 slide for your 2 min poster pitch, the slide template is available for download here:

Poster presentation instructions

Poster submission deadline: Monday 16 October 2023

In addition to your written paper included in the conference proceedings, authors selected for a poster presentation will be asked to produce and bring a printed poster for display in the poster area at the conference.

At the conference in the catering / exhibition area there will be a board with a poster header listing your paper title for you to display your poster on.

The IET will provide Velcro to stick them to the boards.

During the breaks and at lunch time or dedicated poster session you are required to spend some time at your poster as it is your opportunity to discuss your work with other delegates.

A digital version of your poster will also be viewable to attendees in our digital poster gallery.

The poster board size is portrait A0.

You should clearly display the following information on your poster:

  • The title of your paper
  • The authors’ names and their affiliations
  • Your usual contact details (e.g. an email address) to allow delegates to follow up discussion

Poster pitch

Each poster author is allocated 2mins within the poster pitch session to present 1 slide to encourage delegates to visit their poster on display.

The session chair will be monitoring the time and will end your pitch when your 2 mins has ended.

Once you have completed your slide please ensure you upload it to the submission system by Monday 16 October

Useful tips

  • Your display should consist chiefly of keywords, diagrams, photographs, etc.
  • Diagrams and graphs should have clear captions
  • All text should be easy to read
  • Use colour to emphasise important features
  • All graphs and diagrams should be drawn with thick lines (preferably 1mm or more in width)
  • Handwritten text or diagrams are not recommended


  • The display should be visually appealing and should contain the essence of your paper in a form that is easy to understand
  • Try to attract the registrants to your poster. Unless they come to it, you cannot expect to have a discussion with them
  • The poster can contain visuals that were not present in your paper
  • The poster display is important. It is recommended that as much time and effort with its preparation as you did with our written paper

Tell people about your presentation!

Tell your colleagues and social media followers about your upcoming presentation at Powering Net Zero Week with a short video. It’s really easy to put together – just film yourself saying a few words about your talk on your phone, add the information card, and post it!

Filming hints and tips:

  • Please film in landscape
  • Film in good light, and try to make sure that the light source is behind you, as this will avoid casting shadows on your face
  • Place the phone so you are looking directly in to it, and not up or down
  • Please smile, be expressive and don’t be afraid of small gestures
  • Play back your video before posting it. If there are any external sounds loud enough to be picked up on your video, have another go
  • Videos that are 60 seconds or less usually have the most impact on social media

What to say?

Hello, my name is…. and I work for….

I‘ll be giving a presentation at the IET’s Powering Net Zero Week conference, taking place in Glasgow on 14-17 November 2023.

My talk is about….

I hope I’ll see you there!

Creating your final video:

There are lots of video editing Apps available to help you with this.

Please include the conference hashtag #PoweringNetZero when you post your video. If possible, please tag the IET as well:

Twitter: @IETevents
Linkedin: @IET Events and Conferences
Facebook: @TheInstitutionofEngineeringandTechnology
Instagram: @theiet

Personal data

Personal data will be processed by the Institution and its associated organisations for the purpose of organising your attendance at this event. It may also be used for the promotion of other IET products and services and contacting you for market research purposes. By providing us with your postal address, email address and telephone number you agree that we may contact you by these methods. You can change this preference at any time by either contacting us by post, following the link on a received email or amending your preferences if you have a MyIET online account.