Call for Papers
The deadline for proposals is September 1, 2019.
The Call for Papers is for the following types of sessions:
50 Minute Technical Breakout Sessions
A technical breakout session should be an in-depth technical session that explores an issue, problem, or solution in a detailed manner. Marketing presentations will not be accepted.
50 Minute Vendor Theaters
For sponsors who have purchased a 50 minute marketing-friendly breakout session.
Customer Testimonial Presentation
For sponsors who would like to co-present a customer testimonial presentation with a customer. Includes a complimentary registration for your customer.
BOF's (Birds of a Feather Sessions)
Birds of a Feather sessions (or BoFs) are informal gatherings of like-minded individuals who wish to discuss a certain topic without a pre-planned agenda. BoFs are a great place to meet other members of the community with similar interests.
Keys to a valuable session - 50 Minute Technical Breakout Sessions
Partners and Consultants must incorporate:
Knowledge and technical level of the speaker: a speaker must be able to field questions from a knowledgeable audience
A clear statement of the problem to be dealt with and the elements of the solution
Inclusion of real-life case studies or experiences with solutions. Note that consultants must incorporate real-world experiences in their presentations
Inclusion of in-depth technical information designed to help the target audience understand the issues at hand
The actual presentation must match what you describe in the session description and abstract
Other helpful hints for your session title and abstract:
Presentation descriptions should briefly describe the expected audience for the session.
Set up the problem/need your session will address (1–2 sentences).
Describe how your session will solve this problem/meet this need. Mention the main points/topics your session will cover. (1–3 sentences).
Tell how your session will help the participants or their customers. Will they save time, reduce overhead?
What is the key benefit? (1 sentence)
Do you recommend or require that participants have a certain level of technical expertise?
Spell out an acronym the first time that you use it in your abstract
The Call for Papers is for fifty minute sessions. The Call For Papers closes on 9/1/19.