Yes, you can edit your contribution in 'my conference tool' until May 22. From May 23 to July 15, all contributions will be evaluated by the conference advisory board. No changes are possible during the selection phase. 

Here is how to edit your contribution:

  • Log in to 'my conference tool'.
  • Find the contribution you want to change.
  • Click on the pencil icon on the left. You will be redirected to the content of your contribution.
  • Edit the contribution.
  • Click on "Save". Your changes will be saved.

We do not recommend this, as each submission should be tailored to a conference topic if possible.

Four tips for submission:

  • When writing your announcement text, follow the structure guidelines.
  • Match your announcement text as closely as possible to the description text of the selected conference topic.
  • Refrain from promotional content. Presentations with a scientific focus and those that concentrate on imparting knowledge are in demand.
  • Make your presentation as practice-oriented as possible. Propose and implement an interesting, compelling solution. We are particularly interested in case studies, best practices, and innovative solutions that demonstrate real-world examples of effective technical communication.
  • Log in to 'my conference tool' or create a new user account if you do not have one yet.
  • Click on "Submit contribution here".
  • Create a new contribution and select "tcworld conference 2023".
  • Fill in the forms completely. 
  • Submit the complete contribution using the slider. The slider will turn green for the submitted contribution.
  • You will receive a confirmation of your submission by email.

After the submissions have been received, the board members individually evaluate them, considering various criteria to make informed decisions. These criteria include the subject matter of the presentation, expected quality of the contribution, non-promotional nature, previous evaluations of the speaker by conference attendees, and overall impression. Each board member incorporates their subjective impressions during the evaluation process.

Subsequently, plenary sessions and discussions are held to make the final selections. During these sessions, all board members convene to discuss the evaluated contributions. The discussions allow for the inclusion of different perspectives and consideration of diverse viewpoints, ensuring a broad thematic diversity in the program.

Following the discussions and evaluations, a ranking of the contributions is created. Contributions with the highest scores are included in the selection for the conference program. The aim is to achieve a balanced thematic composition and ensure high-quality contributions. Submissions that have been presented at previous events may receive lower priority to make room for new content.

You can use your user account for 'my tekom' or 'my conference tool'.

If you do not have a user account yet, please create a user account here.

Your user account is your digital identity. This will give you access to the organization and information area 'my conference tool', where you can submit and manage your contributions.

The call for papers is running until May 22, 2024.

  • Call for Papers online: March 12, 2024
  • Submission deadline: May 22, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2024
  • Conference dates: November 5 - 7, 2024

Participation in the Call for Papers is completely free of charge. You will not be charged for submitting a paper or for any subsequent placement. If your paper is selected by the conference advisory board, you will receive a free conference ticket. 

You can participate in the conference as a speaker free of charge if the following conditions are met:

  • For lectures: One speaker receives a free conference ticket for three days. The first co-speaker receives free entry to the conference on the day of the presentation; all other co-speakers are required to purchase a conference ticket.
  • For partner presentations, tutorials, and workshops: Two speakers receive a free conference ticket for three days.
  • For panel discussions and showcases: All speakers receive a free conference ticket for the day of the event.
  • As the speaker at a workshop, you receive an expense allowance of 150.00 euros per workshop that takes place. You must submit the invoice at the latest one month after the event, addressed to tcworld GmbH.

If you have any further questions, please contact

The Call for Papers for the tcworld conference is open to all stakeholders in technical communication or other appropriate industries. We look forward to receiving diverse, innovative and practical submissions.

Our conference advisory board evaluates your submission. The  board consists of 16 experienced experts who operate independently and possess extensive knowledge in Technical Communication. Their main responsibility is to evaluate the submitted contributions and make selections for the conference program. Additionally, they are also responsible for quality assurance and supporting the conference speakers.

One of the primary tasks of the conference advisory board is to ensure the quality of the conference program. They define relevant conference topics to meet the current needs and trends in Technical Communication. By keeping their finger on the pulse of the industry, they ensure that the tekom annual conference offers a diverse and sophisticated program that is both current and forward-thinking.