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Reflecting SNUG’s commitment to technical excellence, all conference user submissions are peer reviewed by the SNUG Technical Committee. If your proposal is accepted, a Technical Committee member will work with you to help create and deliver an exceptional conference presentation.

SNUG Acceptance Criteria

1.   Preliminary acceptance is based on the initial submission proposal.

2.   Final acceptance into the conference program agenda will be determined after the first draft of the presentation is complete, reviewed and approved by the Technical Committee.

The SNUG Technical Committee reviews and accepts submissions based on criteria that include:


  • Technical Relevance: Is the topic meaningful to other designers?
  • Technical Applicability: Is the topic general enough to be helpful to other designers?
  • Technical Completeness: Is the topic explored completely? Does it provide enough detail on the approach taken to analyze and address the challenge?
  • Are the problems and solutions well described? Review lessons learned along the way (what was expected/unexpected, what went well/not so well).

  • Is the conclusion well substantiated? Why is your solution a good one? What can other designers take away and use in their work?
  • What are some ongoing areas of development or next steps which you or a peer could pursue?
  • General Readability: Is the presentation well organized? Is the presentation grammatically correct and spelled correctly?
  • Effective Summary of your effort and results.

Important Dates

Call for Content Opens | September 28, 2023

Call for Content Closes | December 6,  2023

Preliminary Acceptance Notification | December 14, 2023

Draft Presentation Due | January 8, 2024

Draft Paper Due |  January 8, 2024

Second Drafts Due | January 22, 2024

Final Acceptance & Presentation Spots Awarded | February 8, 2024

Final Presentation Due | March 5, 2024

SNUG Silicon Valley 2024 | March 20 - 21, 2024

Presenting at SNUG

SNUG presentation sessions are allotted a total of 45 minutes. We suggest authors plan on reserving the last 5-15 minutes for Q&A discussion with the audience.

Your SNUG presentation should be a “discussion” rather than a “reading” of the outline. While you should cover the same key points which appear in your outline and slide presentation, SNUG attendees will be most interested in hearing you describe your techniques, approach, and supported conclusions.

The SNUG team will communicate specific details and presentation times after final acceptances are made.


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