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Key Dates

2017

September 1, 2017 Online proposal submission opens.
September 30, 2017 Deadline for proposals for formal papers, professional forums and how-to sessions.
October 2017 Program Committee reviews conference proposals.
November 2017 Volunteer and Scholarship applications open.
November 30, 2017 Lead authors notified if their proposal has been accepted.
Volunteer and Scholarship applications open.
December 2017 Preliminary conference program released.
Rejected proposal authors notified.
December 1, 2017 Early registration opens.
December 15, 2017 Volunteer and Scholarship applications close.
December 17, 2017 Scholarship recipients will be notified.
December 31, 2017 At least one author of each accepted paper, how-to session and professional forum must have registered for the conference by this date or their presentation will be removed from the program. Deadline for proposals for demonstrations, lightning talks, and exhibitor briefing sessions.

Early registration closes.

Exhibitor Briefing, Demo, and Lighting Talk proposals are due.

2018

January 20, 2018 Demo and Lightning Talk authors notified if their proposal has been accepted.
January 31, 2018 All written papers due for formal and how-to sessions. All AV requests due. At least one author of each demonstration and lightning talk must have registered for the conference by this date or their presentation will be removed from the program. Regular registration closes.
February 28, 2018 Exhibitor descriptions due. Exhibitor program advertisements due. Exhibitor logos due for website.
March 16, 2018 Deadline for discounted hotel reservations.
March 31, 2018 Just in time registration closes.
Student Registration closes.
Last day to propose projects for review in the Crit Rooms.
April 1, 2018 Last minute registration begins.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Pre-conference Tours.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 MW18 Pre-conference Workshops.
MW18 Welcome Reception.
Thursday, April 19, 2018 MW18 begins.
MW18 Exhibitors’ Reception.
Friday, April 20, 2018 MW18 continues.
MW18 Conference Reception.
Saturday, April 21, 2018 MW18 continues.
Closing Plenary.
MW18 ends.