We’re putting together an amazing roster of talks for SUPCONF Spring 2017 and we want to hear your ideas!

What you’ll get as a speaker

  • A complimentary conference ticket.
  • An invitation to a speaker dinner before the event.

Your commitments if you get invited to speak

  • You (or your employer) will cover your travel and accommodation costs.
  • You will follow our code of conduct.
  • We may use your name and photo to promote the conference.
  • We may record your talk and slides (audio, video, photography) for use in social media, marketing, sales and distribution.

Milestones

  • January 9th – Proposal Form Opens
  • January 20th – Proposal Form Closed
  • February 2  – You’ll hear from us about your proposal
  • March 13 – Final slides due.
  • March 20 – 21 – SUPCONF Spring 2017.

 

Before you fill out the form below, you should know about the two types of talks we have at SUPCONF – session talks and lightning talks. You can choose for your proposal to be considered as a session talk, lightning talk, or both!

Session Talks

  • Are 15-20 minutes long
  • Go through our talk development program – you’ll be paired with a talk editor to help fine tune your talk.
  • Include a 40 minute breakout session – it’s time for you and attendees to dive deeper into your talk through Q+A or workshop elements (we’ll help you with this)
  • Include action items that attendees can take back to their company
  • Tie into the theme of relationships – those between your teammates, across other teams in your company, with your customers, and beyond. If you’d like to see some examples of talk topics related to relationships, check out this post.

If you’re accepted to give a session talk, you agree to:

  • Create a talk development plan with your talk editor that works for both of your schedules
  • Commit to participate in the talk development program

Lightning Talks

  • Are 5 minutes long
  • 20 slides, with slides that auto advance every 15 seconds
  • Cover one topic, that does not have to follow the conference theme. Fun and silly topics are welcome!

 

The proposal process is open to all – proposals will be anonymized and reviewed by our talk editors. Feel free to submit more than one proposal if you have more than one idea for a talk.

Please note that if you work for a company that sells a product related to the topic you submit, your proposal will not be accepted.

Talk proposals are closed

The proposal deadline for talks is January 20th and you will hear from us by February 2nd.