Call for Abstracts

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thePACKout 2024

event starts

14 May 2024

event ends

16 May 2024


Loews Coronado Bay Resort Coronado, California, United States


thePACKout is a 2.5-day, multi-track annual conference created by industry peers to advance the field of healthcare packaging. This highly engaging conference experience is unlike any other. thePACKout brings together a community of like-minded professionals to build relationships, expand knowledge, advance careers, and innovate to grow the industry we love.

Be part of bringing thePACKout 2024 to life by contributing your voice and expertise to the program. By speaking at thePACKout, you'll have the opportunity to showcase your expertise and share insights in front of healthcare packaging industry peers, leaders, and the next generation of professionals.

Invest in your career and the industry – join us!

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Call for Abstracts
Call opens at 12:00 AM

06 Sep 2023

Call closes at 11:59 PM

20 Oct 2023

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Thank you for your interest in presenting at thePACKout 2024. Please use this form to submit your abstract proposal.

Program Design:

The call for abstracts may look slightly different this year as we continue to innovate on the program structure and integrate audience feedback. thePACKout 2024 will feature technical sessions across 3 pillars – DESIGN, PROCESS, and TECHNOLOGY – with cross themes of Innovation, Regulatory, Sustainability, and Usability. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT sessions tie the program together to elevate professional skills, build a community, and advance the careers of attendees.

Agenda Development Process:

From your submissions and previous attendee feedback, thePACKout programming committee works to curate an innovative, engaging agenda. When creating the agenda, we look for a variety of session formats, interactive delivery, speaker diversity, collaborative case studies, real-world examples, and actionable takeaways. thePACKout agenda development process is highly collaborative in nature. This may result in a member of the programming committee contacting you for additional information, to provide feedback, or to merge your ideas with others to create the most impactful and engaging experience for the audience.

Call for Abstracts Timeline:

  • September 6th: Abstract submissions open
  • October 6th: Last day to submit abstracts (submission site closes at 11:59 PM PST)

Each abstract must include the following information to be considered:

  • Abstract title (max. 100 characters)
  • Abstract (max. 2,500 characters)
  • Pillar (Design, Process, Technology, Professional Development)
  • Optional: Theme (Innovation, Regulatory, Sustainability, Usability)
  • Learning Objectives: Please provide three (3) learning objectives that are clear, measurable, and achievable. What impact does this have on attendees? How can attendees apply this knowledge immediately after thePACKout?
  • Speaker(s) Information: Name, title, company/organization, headshot, and bio (max. 2,500 characters)


To encourage diversity of perspectives and representation, collaborative sessions (e.g. panels) should represent diverse perspectives with different companies, genders, experiences, etc.

Presentations must be free of commercial content and intent. Abstracts promoting a company, product, or service will NOT be considered.

All complete, submitted abstracts will be reviewed and scored by a programming committee of industry professionals representing the demographic of thePACKout audience. Each abstract is evaluated based on the scoring guidelines below.


Novel content:

  • Does the abstract offer new knowledge and important information to conference attendees?
  • Does the session feature case studies, foster collaboration, deliver guidance or best practices?
  • Note: All abstracts must be original work and have never been presented in another forum.


  • Is thePACKout the appropriate forum for this content?
  • Does the content apply to one or more pillars and themes?
  • Will critical, timely, and practical information be shared?


  • Are there findings, strategies, or learning outcomes that will benefit attendees?

Speaker Expertise and Diversity:

  • Are dynamic and expert speakers proposed?
  • Are fresh voices (new speakers at thePACKout) proposed?
  • Collaborative sessions: Do speakers represent multiple perspectives (different companies, sectors, roles, experiences, etc.)?

Upon notification of acceptance, speakers will have two (2) weeks to confirm participation and register for the conference.

Note: thePACKout is unable to provide honoraria or reimburse travel expenses.