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New Stars of Data 2021

event date

12 Mar 2021



New Stars of Data is the event for new speakers in the Microsoft Data Platform space.

This online event is the perfect start for people who have not spoken at any large events before. Based on the idea behind the famous "Newcomer Track" at DataGrillen; we are searching for the next generation of speakers who want to take their first steps into the realm of presenting their ideas to an audience. 

We offer a mentoring program to each chosen speaker. A mentor is a seasoned speaker who will help craft and practice your session. They will also be on hand during the presentation as a host/mentor and be able to offer the support you need to deliver a fantastic presentation. 

If you (or someone you know) have never spoken at an event before (user group meetup presentation experience is allowed though) and think you might like to, then submit your idea here. 

Want to be a mentor or moderator? Sign up in the Call For Speakers page

We look forward to presenting the new speakers in a few weeks! 

Ben Weissman & William Durkin (The guys from DataGrillen)

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Call for Speakers
Call opens at 12:00 AM

18 Nov 2020

Call closes at 11:59 PM

20 Dec 2020

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If you want to submit to speak at New Stars of Data 2021, please check the following requirements

  1. The session must be in English 
  2. Session length will be 60 minutes
  3. Sessions will be online (e.g. MS Teams/Zoom, platform TBD)
  4. You must not have spoken at any event larger than a local user group 

You will be provided with a mentor who will assist in the preparation of your session, you don't have to do this alone!

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