Deadline to submit: October 16, 2020

The 2021 Call for Papers is now open. We invite you to submit your ideas, case studies and lessons learned for consideration for the 2021 conference program. Submissions will be reviewed by the Firehouse Expo Advisory Board. For questions or assistance, please contact Peter Matthews, Conference Director, at peter@firehouse.com.



1. Login to the submissions portal
Returning submitters can use the “forgot password” link for an emailed login information reminder. New submitters must create a new account before proceeding.

2. Start a new abstract
Enter a proposal title for your abstract. This is your proposed presentation title if the abstract is selected to become a presentation. Click on “create and begin.”

3. Add a speaker to abstract
There are three options for adding contacts to your abstract but for each contact added, you must specify if the contact is a Speaker or just a Point of Contact for the abstract.

4. Select a category to submit your abstract into
You must submit your abstract for consideration in either a specific category or session type. Session types include Hands on Training (4 hours and 8 hour), Preconference (4 hour, 8 hour and 2 day, 16-hour) and Conference (60 min, 90 min and 120 min).

5. Add additional notes to abstract
Your proposed abstract should be no more than 150 words. There is a space for notes below the abstract box if you need space to note anything additional.

6. Submit your abstract
To save and submit, make sure you've checked both terms and conditions check boxes and have completed all required fields. You can also save as a draft if you’d like to save your progress. You can then log back into your account at any time before the Call For Papers deadline to complete and submit your proposal.

7. Submission confirmation
After submitting your abstract you’ll see your submission confirmation and receive a confirmation email. You can then print your confirmation from this page or start a new proposal. Notifications of acceptance of proposals are expected to be emailed no later than October 23, 2020. The submitter of each abstract or workshop proposal will receive written notification as to the final status of their submission at that time.