Call for Abstracts

Call for abstracts have been extended to Monday May 27th!


This is your chance to share your project or idea with people who are passionate about maintenance, reliability and/or asset management.

Year after year, we look forward to highlighting all the excellent work taking place across Canada in the asset management field at the MainTrain Conference. We’re accepting abstracts for workshops and presentations taking place in Saint John, NB between Sept 23 and 25th with a few presentation opportunities virtually pre and post conference. 

In 300 words or fewer, tell us about any topic related to asset management. We want to learn from you on how you are actively coordinating effort to realize value from physical assets when physical assets are central to the mission of the organization.

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Abstract Submission Process

  1. Become a member -or- Register as a Content Submitter
  2. Log in
  3. Use the Worksheet below to draft abstracts then copy and paste to the online form. The online form has a time limit, therefore this way you will not lose your work
  4. Submit your abstract (As many as you like)


Speaker Travel Assistance Request

To encourage a wide array of subjects and a cross section of industries, limited funding has been budgeted to subsidize speaker travel, as necessary.

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Important Dates

Jan 19, 2024: Call for Abstracts Opens

May 27, 2024: Call for Abstract Closes and MainTrain selection Committee reviews abstracts

June 3, 2024: Selected presenters are invited to submit their PowerPoint and presentation notes

July 28, 2024: All draft presentations and speaker notes document must be submitted for review

August 2024: All final presentations with speaker notes document are submitted

Sept 6, 2024: Mandatory speaker orientation - regardless if presenting in person or virtual

September 2024: Pre-Conference Presentations

September 23-25 2024: Live MainTrain Conference

October 1 & 3 2024: Post-Conference Virtual Presentations

December 31 2024: Virtual conference closes (includes all in-person & virtual presentations)

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Benefits of Presenting

  1. Connect with your industry peers through promotion, program, and the conference platform
  2. Learn from delegates on what is being asked in your industry through the question-and-answer period of your presentation
  3. Contribute to the advancement and education of attendees by showcasing your work, lessons learned, success stories, results, and expertise
  4. Receive a discounted rate to attend the MainTrain Conference & certificate of presentation

Rating Criteria

Abstracts should follow all submission guidelines and are reviewed by the planning committee for consideration based on the rating criteria listed below.

  • Will this topic attract an audience?
  • Is topic of current interest?
  • Will the speaker’s experience related to the topic draw an audience?
  • Is what the audience will learn clear?
  • Will the speaker be credible in the eyes of the audience?
  • Is presenter new to speaking at a PEMAC event? (Higher points for new speakers)
  • Is the presentation non-promotional? (1 very promotional, 5 not at all)



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