- Speakers must share their information in an educational, non-commercial and non-self-promotional manner.
- Speakers must present new concepts and new ideas, not available from any other source.
- Speakers must provide session description for the conference Web site.
How Speakers Are Chosen
- Subject matter is cutting-edge or presents new ideas, presented in a creative and engaging way
- Topic is timely for the industry today and will attract attendees
- Abstract and title of the session demonstrate the intent concisely
- Learning objectives and learning level are well-defined and support each other
- Attendees will able to relate to the content and apply what they’ve learned in their roles
- Technical accuracy
- Context of the issues including real-world case studies, examples, and stories
- Potential for audience interactive participation
- Speaker presentation skills and experience
- Speaker is knowledgeable, engaging and experienced on the topic submitted
- Speaker industry leadership
- Education focus devoid of overt and covert commercialism
- The content provides a thought-leadership perspective for the conference attendees
Sessions will typically fall into one of the following formats:
- 20 minute presentations (Q&A to follow in panel format)
- 80 minute hands-on interactive workshops
We strive to host an inclusive, accessible event that enables all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully.