Author Presentation Deadlines and Style Guidelines for UPMicro 2020

Submissions Timeline: This year we are introducing an earlier deadline for abstract submissions and will enforce a strict timeline. To make sure your presentation is part of the agenda, please make sure you adhere to the deadlines below. The integrity and quality of the agenda is our priority and we hope for your understanding.

January 20: Deadline for abstract submission.
February 14-21We will inform you about the decision of the review process. Please note GWI reserves the right to remove your presentation from the final agenda if it fails to provide data / is purely commercial.
March 15: Preliminary presentation draft must be submitted by this date.
The UPM team will aim to review your presentation between March 23 and April 6, and will then provide feedback on how it may be improved.
May 1Final presentation must be submitted by this date.
May 20: 
Logistical Information
– we will send you a reminder on your speaking engagement along with logistical information for the day of your session.
May 27-29The Ultrapure Micro 2020 Conference dates.

What Should You Aim For?
We have invited you to give a technical presentation. It should provide educational/informative content and not contain commercial material. Your presentation should:

  • State a problem and a unique or novel solution
  • Have a presentation outline
  • Address the topic with sufficient data to support your opening statement
  • Offer practical conclusions or takeaways
  • Be easily understood by the audience

UPM is attended by many end-users, so please include a slide that summarizes key takeaways for fab engineers.

Data needs to be the foundation for your presentation. This can be through graphs, tables, figures, etc. Please ensure that your data:

  • Has short and relevant titles and headings
  • Includes all citations where necessary
  • Is readable on a large screen – i.e. easy font, sufficient size. You may include harder to-read tables in “addendum” slides in the Digital Proceedings.

Photographs and drawings are welcome additions to presentations to illustrate your point, but we discourage the use of stock photography. Please include labels.

Videos are also welcome additions, but please make sure these are embedded in presentations and alert us of your videos so we can check that they work on the day.

Slide Formatting
We will provide a PowerPoint template for your presentation. Your company logo or company name will be allowed on the first and last slides.

Fonts must be clear and of sufficient size. We suggest:

  • Titles: 30 points or larger
  • Body text: 20 to 24 points
  • Citations: 14 to 16 points

Please see below examples of presentations prepared according to the guidelines from UPM 2018.

Water Management

Ultrapure Water

High Purity Chemicals

Other Matters

Computer: We will provide and operate the session computer. We plan to have all presentations uploaded in advance of the event to minimize delays.

Addendum section: Some authors may have additional slides they would like included with their presentation in the Digital Proceedings. The “addendum slides” are not part of the formal presentation and may show additional data or full versions of complicated tables that have been simplified for the presentation.

Proceedings: As a part of the conference, we plan to include the different presentations in our Digital Proceedings in PDF format. Please notify us 2 weeks prior to the conference should you wish to have an alternate version, or to have the presentation excluded from the proceedings. Should we not hear from you, we must assume we have permission to include the presentation as a PDF file.

Alternate speaker/company permission: In the event that you are unable to attend, please arrange for another speaker to present your paper. You must notify us as soon as possible in the event you will not be available.

Technical paper: We highly encourage you to develop a publication based around your presentation. Contact Alice Young for more information.

We appreciate your hard work in preparing your abstract and presentation. Please contact Alice Young at if you have any questions.