Call for Papers FAQ

Visit the submit page of the website here for instructions on how to submit your abstract. If you still have any questions please feel free to contact the conference team at

Abstracts must be submitted via the portal by the end of the year. The new Call for Papers deadline will be announced shortly.

No, there is no need to register again. The login and password you have chosen originally will still work and allow you to access the Call for Papers portal.

No, you do not need to re-submit your Call for Papers abstract at a later date. However, you can log in to the Call for Papers portal to review and edit your submission at any time should you feel it necessary.

Yes – once your abstract has been submitted you may log back into your account to review and edit the abstract but if you want to resubmit your uploaded abstract please get in touch with us at You may amend until the new closing date and after this dates no further edits will be accepted.

All abstracts must be submitted via our online portal.

All abstracts must be entered into the online portal in order for them to be reviewed and assessed by the IGU Committees.

Submissions must be in English only. The official language of the event is English and you will be required to submit your slides and present at the conference in English.

Your abstract should be approximately 1,000 words in length.

Yes, we accept video submissions. Please read the abstract How to Format an Abstract carefully before submitting a video.

To submit a video file click here, you will first need to upload a Microsoft Word Document. Please include the text “Video file abstract submission”. Once this is completed, please email your video file as an attachment or in a web link to with the email heading “WGC 2021 Video File Submission [Your Name]”. Once this has been completed, please return to the online portal, select “Continue” and complete the submission process.

There is no limit to the number of abstracts you may submit, however you may only submit one abstract per topic. You may not submit the same abstract to multiple topics.

Although your abstract and paper may be written as a collective group you will need to nominate one contact person who will then be responsible for all contact and follow up purposes. You may name all authors as part of your 1,000 word abstract.

Yes – once your abstract has been submitted you may log back into your account to review and edit the abstract. You may do this until the closing date at the end of the year. After this date no further edits will be accepted.

The IGU has 11 Committees and 3 Task Forces who are working to advance the role of gas in a sustainable energy future whilst aligning with the International Gas Union’s role as the global voice of gas.

With over 900 committee members from over 49 countries the IGU Coordination Committees will draw on its members’ impressive global network of industry representatives to manage and lead this part of the conference program. For full information on the Committees and their Triennial Work Program please click here.

Each topic falls under the coordination of one of the IGU Committees.

Your abstract will be reviewed by a select panel of Committee members who will review your abstract based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance and degree of benefit to the gas industry
  • Originality
  • Relevance to the conference theme “A Sustainable Future – Powered by Gas
  • Content and presentation quality
  • Conformity to the respective topic

You will either be presenting in an Industry Insight session or in the Technology & Innovation sessions. When submitting your abstract, topics are clearly listed under the type of session you will be presenting at.

More information about these sessions can be found here.

Authors will be notified via the email address provided as part of the submission on 8 February 2021 if they have been accepted, wait listed or not accepted.

Yes – all speakers must register for the conference and pay 3,195 USD Early Bird fee or 3,595 USD General fee, depending on time of registration.

ANY QUESTIONS? Please don’t hesitate to contact the WGC 2021 conference team at or call +44 (0) 20 79780054

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