New sessions and speakers are being confirmed almost every day and we expect to have the completed program ready early January.
Send your proposal today to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll update this page regularly as we fill the tracks.
We have started accepting speaker proposals and currently have openings for all conference days on all conference tracks
Do you have a story to share?
We would like to hear from you if you are able to answer ‘yes’ to one or more of the following questions:
Have you made a substantial change in the way your organisation is communicating online in terms of content, design, user involvement or internal processes?
Is your intranet making a real and measurable impact on business or have you experimented with new social features that could be showcased on the intranet track?
Have you navigated through some of the complex challenges for digital managers?
Have you recently gone through a vendor selection- or implementation process (e.g. WCM, search, portal) giving you insider views to share?
As a speaker, you:
Get to share your experiences with your peers
Can interact with the most influential web and intranet professionals
Receive advance feedback on your presentation and your slides
Receive a complimentary conference pass on the day of your presentation, including access to social events
Who can submit?
Users: To present a case study from your organisation or your perspective on a subject
Analysts, authors and consultants: To provide market insight or “how to” guidance
Vendors: To provide expert presentations without marketing or sales-hype
All accepted presentations are based on the merit of the proposal, the individual speaker, the relevance of the topic, and a speaking slot being available. This goes for vendors too.
How to submit a proposal?
Before submitting, please review the topics to be covered and the information about the conference.
E-mail a relevant proposal to email@example.com. Please include a) a 100-200 word abstract, b) 200 word speaker bio, c) photo of speaker, d) speaker contact information, e) which conference track your talk would fit on
We will contact you if your proposal is accepted. Feel free to e-mail us with inquiries about the processing of your application.
Please note: We do not accept sales pitches or marketing presentations. PR firms should only forward proposals submitted by the actual presenter. If you will be coordinating a speaker’s participation, please provide all your contact information in addition to that of the speaker.
As a speaker we ask that you:
Allocate time for at least one conference call with your session moderator and/or fellow session speakers around 30 days before the conference.
Provide a professional quality presentation on the agreed topic.
Provide your presentation to us in electronic form for distribution to the conference attendees before the conference begins.
Stick to the time allocated for your presentation.
Stay around and attend the conference including the social events. We are looking for speakers genuinely interested in the topics we cover and interested in engaging in conversations with other conference attendees. We politely ask hit-and-run speakers to consider other conferences
Delivering a good presentation
Most presentations will be part of a conference session covering the same topic. Times for presentations can range from 10-45 minutes, but the vast majority is 20-30 minutes followed by 5-10 minutes of Q&A.
If your presentation is supposed to be 20 minutes long, getting through 45 slides is almost impossible. Also, remember that slides with many builds take more time than a slide with no builds. A good rule of thumb for most people is 1 slide for every 3 minutes of presentation. The best thing to do is to time yourself in advance!
Make sure your slides are legible. In general, nothing below 18pt type is going to be legible by anyone who is not sitting in the first few rows – 24pt and up is usually safe.
Speaker substitutions are generally not allowed. Our speakers are chosen for their knowledge and communication capabilities, not because of who they work for. If for some reason you need to cancel, please let us know ASAP, and provide replacement recommendations in case we do not already have a speaker on the waiting list for that particular topic.
How big is the audience?
We expect 400 delegates at the conference. With 5 parallel tracks each day, that means you can expect between 25 and 100 for your talk, depending on how popular it is. People are free to mix and match the program, so that they can move from track to track during the day, but we are planning to ask people to sign up in advance, so that we have some indication of how many will come to your talk.
This call is now closed. You can find more information here.