May 3-7, 2020 
Hyatt Regency Chicago 
Chicago, Illinois (USA)

Please note: The abstract submission deadline for the 2020 STLE Annual Meeting has passed. However we will keep the abstract submission site open to receive any abstracts for the wait list.

If you are interested in presenting at the 2020 STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition, please submit a 100-150-word abstract online at Notification of acceptance will be sent by December 1, 2019. While you do not need to prepare a full manuscript to be included on the meeting technical program, you are invited and encouraged to submit a manuscript for review and possible publication in STLE's peer-reviewed journal, Tribology Transactions. Please note: The username and password for access to the STLE Website will not work for the abstract submission site. A separate account will need to be created. Once on the submission home page, click the “Create Account” tab at the top of the page. (There is a character limit of 1000 characters including spaces (approximately 150 words) for each abstract. This limit does not include Author names and institutions)

STLE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition is the industry's most respected venue for technical information, professional development and international networking opportunities. Each year STLE's conference showcases some 500 technical presentations, application-based case studies, best practice reports and discussion panels on technical and market trends.   Our annual trade show and popular Commercial Marketing Forum spotlight the latest products and services of interest to lubrication professionals that come from around the world, representing a full range of the industry’s most prestigious corporate, government and academic institutions.   STLE's conference is a truly international event with some 1,600 professionals from around the world attending. 
Hotel Reservations
STLE has reserved a room block for guests attending the 2020 Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel.

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CMF Time Slots
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Details on the Exhibition
The STLE annual trade show is where you can catch up on the lubricant industry's latest products, services and technologies.

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Check out STLE's array of sponsorship opportunities--a great way to raise your company's profile and demonstration support of the Annual Meeting.

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Important Dates to Remember

  • August 9, 2019 - Abstract Submission Site Opens
  • October 1, 2019 - Abstract Submission Deadline
  • October 25, 2019 - Abstract Deadline Extension
  • November 8, 2019 - Hotel Reservation Site Opens
  • December 1, 2019 - Notification of Acceptance
  • March 15, 2020 - Student Poster Submission Deadline
  • March 15, 2020 - Commercial Marketing Forum Deadline
  • April 2, 2020 - Early Bird Registration and Hotel Reservation Deadline