Proposal to Tutorial to Presentation

Author's Handbook: Please review and keep this valuable guide handy as you work through the Tutorial Proposal and Presentation process. 

Stage One: The Tutorial Proposal

As a prospective tutorial presenter, you will submit an abstract, topical outline, and a set of learning objectives. Note: tutorial authors do not submit papers. 

Stage Two: The Draft Tutorial Presentation 

If your tutorial proposal is selected for expansion into a presentation, you will be assigned a bird-dog, who will be your liaison to the Tutorial Board and be a champion for your presentation at the July Review. You will submit a draft set of presentation slides for review. Your draft tutorial will be submitted via the same portal as your Abstract as above, using the same login and password. The Clearance Release Form will be submitted with your presentation through the online portal, start early! 

Individual Files

  • Author's Handbook
  • Tutorial Presenters Guide
  • Tutorial Presentation Template – coming soon!
  • AV Requirements Form – coming soon!
  • Clearance Form – Clearance forms will be available in summer 2023, forms due 10 July. Once logged into the submission site you will see a red box labeled Clearance Form. This will enable you to download the form via PDF and then submit through the submission site after completion, or you may submit online in text boxes.

Why start so early on the Clearance Form? Here's a message from one submitter: "...we are not permitted to submit the paper without public release being completed. They claim (and I see their perspective) that it is available to 150 people once submitted and that collection is still “public”. We started four weeks prior to the original submission date to get corporate and government customer approvals and those are just starting to trickle in."

Stage Three: The Final Tutorial Presentation 

If your presentation is selected for I/ITSEC, you will receive bird-dog feedback and then you will submit a final tutorial for presentation, your final tutorial will be submitted via the same portal as your abstract/draft tutorial, using the same login and password.

Stage Four: Promote Your Session at I/ITSEC

You are putting in a lot of hard work to prepare for your session, and we encourage you to help spread the word about your session and the great work you are doing. Social media is a helpful tool for promoting your presentation. Learn how to do so — simply — before, during, and after I/ITSEC 2023.

How to Promote Your Session

Additional Concerns

For any concerns, please contact your bird-dog (assigned if your submission was approved). If you are unable to locate your bird-dog or have questions about your Tutorial, contact Michael O'Connor, Tutorial Chair, at

If you are unable to reach anyone listed above, please contact Debbie Langelier, VP, NTSA, at