SNUG Silicon Valley 2022 Announcement

Driven by COVID-19 concerns, the SNUG Silicon Valley 2022 conference scheduled for March 30-31 in Santa Clara will now be conducted virtually in its entirety. Original plans were to conduct SNUG as a hybrid conference with both in-person and online participation. But with recent developments, and because the safety and well-being of conference participants is our priority, this change is appropriate.

This is of course disappointing as we were all looking forward to once again convening in person, but we believe moving to a fully virtual format is the right decision. And in some ways, little will change. SNUG will still take place on March 30-31, 2022 and will offer user presentations, keynote addresses, panels and tutorials. 

The SNUG team remains committed to delivering an exciting conference, driven by the always innovative Synopsys community. Thank you and stay healthy. 

Author's Kit Info

To serve our virtual audiences, SNUG 2022 will once again feature 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 Silicon Valley are Presentation-Only Format

Call for Content Opens  | October 12, 2021

Call for Content Closes  | Extended to December 8, 2021

Preliminary Acceptance Notification  | December 17, 2021

Draft Presentation Due  | January 14, 2022

Final Acceptance & Presentation Spots Awarded  | January 31, 2022

Final Presentation Due | February 28, 2022

SNUG Silicon Valley 2022  |  March 30-31, 2022

Presenting at SNUG

SNUG 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 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.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact the SNUG team