2021 Call for Presentations Deadline Extended!

Abstract Submissions Now Due: Monday, August 31, 2020

As with many of you, IAQA has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak as the health, safety and well-being of the IAQ community is our highest priority. We also value being able to provide a superior technical program and opportunity to earn educational credits to help equip and better prepare IAQ professionals to respond to various situations in their everyday practice. This is why we decided on this year's theme, Solutions in a Changing World.

As governments, businesses, schools and communities around the country navigate reopening, we can all agree that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. At this time, there is no plan to cancel or postpone the IAQA 2021 Annual Meeting & Expo in Austin, TX. IAQA leadership and staff will take every recommended provision and precaution to reduce the risk to our attendees and will assess the situation as the meeting approaches and adapt if needed to a virtual event.

We encourage those interested in presenting at the meeting to submit your abstract before the extended deadline on August 31, 2020. For those who are concerned about travel restrictions, we will make sure to provide you with the appropriate outlet, whether in person or virtually, to present your abstract.

Registration for IAQA’s 2021 Annual Meeting & Expo is scheduled to open early to mid-October. Over the coming weeks, we will continue to inform you of the developing technical program and we look forward to seeing you in February!


Share your expertise and grow your influence by presenting at IAQA’s 2021 Annual Meeting & Expo taking place in Austin, TX, on February 17 – 19, 2021!

The theme for this year’s meeting is Solutions in a Changing World. IAQA is looking for presentation submissions that demonstrate practical solutions to real-life problems as well as research, insights, and industry experience to help equip and better prepare IAQ professionals to respond to various situations in their everyday practice. Presentation formats can include panel discussions, hands-on demonstrations and lectures that encourage speaker and audience interaction.

Anyone with innovative ideas, trending research, or cutting-edge science in the topic area tracks below is invited to submit a presentation for consideration. Sessions at IAQA’s Annual Meeting are typically 45-minutes in length and feature thought-leadership from experts in the indoor air quality field.

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Presentation Tracks (subtopic suggestions are not exhaustive)

  • Building Science (e.g. design, materials, operations)
  • Business Management (e.g. legal issues, marketing, sales, financials)
  • Chemical Contaminants (e.g. VOC's, formaldehyde, odors, health effects)
  • Emerging Topics (e.g. workplace preparedness, disaster recovery)
  • Health & Wellness (e.g. allergies, drugs, building acquired illnesses)
  • Infectious Disease (e.g. COVID-19, identifications, treatment, disinfection)
  • Mold & Bacteria (e.g. assessments, removal, treatment)
  • Remediation & Restoration (e.g. techniques, verification)
  • Technology (e.g. tools, testing, equipment)
  • Other

Why Present?

IAQA’s Annual Meeting & Expo is the only multi-disciplinary event dedicated to bringing together contractors, consultants, and other professionals across the entire spectrum of the indoor air quality industry to share their insights, ideas, and innovations. It’s the leading event for IAQ professionals to get in front of this audience to assert their influence and thought leadership.

  • Incredible professional development opportunity
  • Expand your professional portfolio and network
  • Collaborate with experts in the field
  • Receive recognition for, and feedback about, your presentation
  • Be part of a dynamic community that has made IAQA’s Annual Meeting & Expo the “must-attend” event for those in the IAQ industry

Your Audience

IAQA’s Annual Meeting & Expo brings together nearly 500 attendees representing all segments of the IAQ industry including contractors, consultants, manufacturers, business service providers, facility owners and operators, plus government, military, medical, and academia professionals. Professional specializations range from mold, radon and asbestos, to lead, fire, flood, water damage, and more.

Submission Guidelines & Details

Submitting an abstract to the IAQA 2021 Annual Meeting & Expo means that it will be blindly peer-reviewed and may be accepted for an oral presentation. Please Note: You may submit as many abstracts as you wish, however, IAQA reserves the right to limit the number of selected submissions from one individual/company. All presenters are expected to cover their own travel, lodging and discounted conference registration fees.

Submission Deadlines

Call for Presentations opens: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Submission deadline:  Monday, August 31, 2020

Notifications of acceptance will be sent: Mid / Late September 2020

Presentations due: December 2020 / January 2021

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