Thank you for your interest in presenting at "SharePoint 365" Boise's SharePoint Saturday scheduled for Saturday, April 25th 2020 at the St Lukes Anderson Center. We are planning a cost-free day filled with fun, education, socializing, and a few other surprises that are sure to make this event our best yet!
Speaker submissions are due no later than Monday March 28 2020.
What Kind of Sessions Do We Need?
We are looking for Office 365 presentations: SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Power Platform, Security, Office 365 admin, etc. We would also welcome Professional Development sessions and panel or group sessions giving attendees the opportunity to interact with presenters.
Technical presentations showing code examples and demos are always great, but we’ve noticed that sessions targeted at end-users and business decision makers which help them learn how to use Office 365 in creative ways, how things work (and don’t work), and whatever else they need to know to get the most out of Office 365 within their organization. Sessions like “How [My Company] Solved [Something] Using SharePoint” tend to be very popular.
How Much Time Will I Have to Present?
Sessions will be approximately 60-minutes in length.
How Can I Improve My Chances Of Being Selected?
First and foremost, think of your audience. You are writing your session titles and abstracts for the event attendees not for the people picking sessions. What you enter on the speaker submission form will be the exact text included on the printed program and schedule.
Submit more than one session! Even the best speakers might not be selected if they submit only one session. Between limitations in tracks and schedule, there are many good sessions that we simply cannot accept.
Do not try to pass off your company product demo as a session. This is something every SharePoint Saturday event takes very seriously. If you feel your session abstract may sound like a product demo, please explain on the submission form why it is not.
When is the Latest I Can Submit a Session?
SPS Boise 2020 Call for Speakers will close on Saturday, March 28th, 2020
When Will Selected Sessions Be Announced?
SPS Boise 2020 Speaker selection will be announced by Saturday, April 4th, 2020
If Selected, What Time Commitment is Expected of Me?
Day of the Event
We ask our speakers to commit to spending the ENTIRE DAY at the event in order to provide our attendees an opportunity to interact with you informally throughout the day. Please plan to attend the Welcome Session on Saturday morning and plan to stay for the SharePint after the main event concludes.
Also, budget permitting, there will be a Speaker’s dinner on Friday, April 24th 2020 details to be determined. This is entirely optional but you will be really missing out on a fun evening of socializing if you don’t attend.
Agenda day of event:
7am - Vendor setup
8am - Registration opens
8:30am - Keynote
9:30am - First Breakout Session
10:45am - Second Breakout Session
12:00pm - Lunch Served
1pm - Third Breakout Session
2:15pm - Fourth Breakout Session
3:30pm - Final Breakout Session
4:30pm - Closing Remarks & Giveaway
After the event concludes there will be an offsite professional networking event (SharePint).
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