Key Dates

A man stands at the front of the room and addresses a crowd of conference goers.
MW18 conference goers attend a session in Vancouver. Photo by Jon Pratty

Key Dates and Deadlines 

2020 Deadlines

May 1, 2020 Online proposal submission form opens.
September 30, 2020 Deadline for proposals for formal papers, professional forums, workshops, and how-to sessions.  Extended->October 9, 2020
October 2020 Program Committee reviews conference proposals.
November 2020 Volunteer and Scholarship applications open.
November 30, 2020 Lead authors will be notified by this date if their proposal has been accepted.
Volunteer and Scholarship applications close.
December 1, 2020 Early registration opens.
December 2020

Preliminary conference program released.
Rejected proposal authors notified.

December 31, 2020

Early registration closes.
Deadline for Demonstrations, and Lightning Talks.

2021 Deadlines 

January 15, 2021

Speakers must be registered: at least one author of each accepted paper, how-to session and the professional forum must have registered for the conference by this date or their session will be removed from the program.
All written papers due for formal and how-to sessions.

January 20, 2021 Demo and Lightning Talk authors notified if their proposal has been accepted.
January 31, 2021

Regular registration closes.
Presenters* must be registered (demonstrations and lightning talks)

*At least one presenter for each demonstration and lightning talk must have registered for the conference by this date or their presentation will be removed from the program. 

February 1, 2021 GLAMi Submissions opens. 
February 28, 2021

Sponsor descriptions are due.
Sponsor program advertisements due

March 18, 2021 Just in time registration closes.
Student Registration closes.
March 19, 2021

Last-minute registration begins.

Last day to propose projects for review in the Crit Room.

March 26, 2021


GLAMi submission closes.

Conference Month

Monday, April 5, 2021

Tours and Workshops

Tuesday, April 6, 2021


GLAMi Finalist

Wednesday, April 7, 2021


Opening Keynote

Friday, April 16, 2021

Conference continues

GLAMi Award

Friday, April 23, 2021

Conference continues

Friday, April 30, 2021

Conference ends