Author's Kit Info

SNUG World will be held virtually April 20-22, 2021. In the spirit of this new shift to virtual, Synopsys will be focusing call for content to a presentation-only format.

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 you create and deliver an exceptional conference presentation.

SNUG Acceptance Criteria

1.   Preliminary acceptance is based on the initial submission proposal and preliminary outline.

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 that 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

All Content Submissions to SNUG World are Presentation-Only Format

Call for Content Opens   December 9, 2020

Call for Content Closes   January 27, 2021

Preliminary Acceptance Notification   February 3, 2021

Draft Presentation Due   February 16, 2021

Final Acceptance Awarded   February 25, 2021

Final Presentation Slides Due   March 18, 2021

Signed Video Release Due   March 18, 2021

Presentation Recording File Due  |  April 1, 2021

SNUG World  |  April 20-22, 2021

Presenting at SNUG

This year SNUG World presentations should be no more than 25 minutes in length. Your SNUG presentation should be a 'discussion' rather than a 'reading' of the outline. While you should cover the same key points in your outline and slide presentation, SNUG attendees will be most interested in hearing you describe your techniques, approach, supported conclusions.

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

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact the SNUG team