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Difinity Conference 2021

event starts

01 Nov 2021

event ends

02 Nov 2021

location

TBD Auckland, New Zealand

website

difinity.co.nz/


We are back again with Difinity Conference 2021 in Auckland. If you haven't been part of this event before, here are some information about it:

Difinity is the largest Microsoft Data, AI, Power BI, Power Platform and Business Applications Conference in New Zealand focusing on Data Platform, AI, Business Intelligence, Business Applications, Power Platform, and Analytics. IT Decision Makers, Developers, Business Analysts, IT Professionals, BI Managers, BI Professionals, Database Administrators, Architects, Digital & Big Data business leaders, and Consultants will gather for two consecutive days of learning.

Difinity Conference been running in New Zealand since 2017, and this would be our 5th year's anniversary event. We want to make it an special event full of learning, fun, and networking opportunities.

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Call for Speakers
CfS opens at 12:00 AM

31 May 2021

CfS closes at 11:59 PM

21 Jun 2021

This event is in New Zealand Daylight Time (UTC+13:00) timezone.
Closing time in your timezone is .

Call for regular sessions for DIFINITY 2021 is open now, and we look forward to seeing you all there. Few things to consider before submission:

  • Session times are 45 minutes. 
  • Submit NEW sessions. If you have spoken this session before in many other conferences, it may not be a good candidate for this conference. Come up with session ideas that you have not spoken before. This is a paid conference, attendees won’t pay to listen to a session that is already presented many places for free, or even can be found for free on YouTube.
  • Submit sessions in your expertise area. The audience would love to hear from people who are experienced in a field.
  • Add a detailed session abstract. It would be really hard to decide what you are going to cover in your talk with just a single or two lines of abstract, explain the session, and maybe agenda in details.
  • Submit as many sessions as you can. Don’t limit yourself to one or two sessions, submit as much as you can. sometimes a topic has a very high competition, and another topic has zero submission, which can be your chance of getting a session.
  • Sessions in all levels are needed, from Beginner to Expert.

Difinity is the largest Microsoft Data and AI, Power Platform, BI, and Analytics Conference in New Zealand and Australia. IT Decision Makers, Developers, Analysts, IT Professionals, BI Managers, BI Professionals, Database Administrators, Architects, Digital & Big Data business leaders, and Consultants will gather for three consecutive days of learning.

In 2020 (which was the fourth year of this event), we had 60+ sessions delivered by 60+ speakers from all around the world, including Microsoft Regional Directors, Most Valuable Professionals, Microsoft Certified Masters, and Microsoft Corporate’s product teams. Session topics were split into tracks for Data Platform, Business Intelligence, and Analytics.

To learn more about Difinity, look at Difinity 2020’s website: https://difinitynz.azurewebsites.net/2020-2/

COVID-19 Considerations: (In-person only)

This event will be running in-person fully under COVID-19 regulations and rules in New Zealand. If there is an outbreak, we will consider re-schedule or cancelling the event, there won't be a virtual version of this conference instead.


Speakers not from NZ or AU:

If you are a speaker not based in New Zealand, we strongly suggest you to read New Zealand border rules and be aware of limitations. As of now, only residents of Australia can enter New Zealand without the need for quarantine. If you are coming from any other country, you may be asked to stay in a hotel quarantine for the period of 14 days. This may significantly change your decision to come for this conference. Please read all the information in the above link, or contact us if you have any questions.

The mandatory hotel quarantine also comes with other challenges. Things such as you need to book the quarantine facility well ahead of time as they get booked for months in advance. You may also need to pay for the quarantine if you stay less than certain period in NZ. 


Schedule:

  • 1st Nov 2021: Conference day
  • 2nd Nov 2021: Conference day


Submission Deadlines:

Call for Speakers for conference sessions will end 21st of June 2021 (NZ TIME)

Results of the session selection results will be announced on 1st of July 2021.


Costs and Coverages:

  • The conference will cover 2 nights of accommodation for regular session speakers (out of town speakers).
  • All other costs (flight fare, taxi fare (from/to airport, local), food (breakfast, etc) should be covered by the speakers themselves.
  • There will be no flight costs coverage for speakers. 

Speaker dinner (and maybe the tour) will be held.


Topic coverage:

Power BI: Power BI, Power Query, DAX, Data Visualization, Administrations, Security, Gateway, Architecture

Power Platform: Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agent, Combination of Power Platform Products, Dynamics 365

Azure: Azure SQL DB, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Catalog

AI: Cognitive Services, Azure Machine Learning, R, Python, Advanced Analytics, Data Science Virtual Machine

Database: SQL Server, Administration, Development, T-SQL, Performance Tuning, High Availability

BI: Data Warehouse, ETL, Architecture, SSIS, SSAS, SSRS, MDS, DQS

Business: Thought Leadership, Topics targeting CXO and Manager levels of organizations.

And any other Microsoft Data Platform, Business Intelligence, Azure, and Analytics focused session.


We would love to have you joining us down in middle earth :)


accommodation

expenses covered

event fee

free for speakers