Welcome to the Call for Speakers Page for PowerShell Conference Europe 2020. We will again be returning to the fantastic Hanover Congress Center in Hanover/Germany between
June 2-5, 2020
We believe that PowerShell Conference Europe is the perfect place for PowerShell experts, PowerShell team members and people passionate about PowerShell from around the world to meet, share, network, learn and also have a great time!
To better understand the fantastic experience of this event, check out the 2019 After Movie
We would LOVE to have YOU here with us to share your knowledge, experience and wisdom. Please submit your sessions for review.
Reverse CFP: Get Some Inspiration!
To help you get started and better understand what delegates are looking for, we have set up a Reverse CFP process complementing this CFP:
The session proposals on this page were submitted by delegates and are constantly updated. If one of the proposed topics happens to be your area of specialty, you may want to also submit a session covering one or more of the proposed topics.
Please do not submit exclusively sessions that match the proposed topics. Add at least one session that is completely different! The proposed sessions are just a helpful and somewhat random snapshot of what some delegates would like to hear. By no means do they represent the entire spectrum or level of this conference.
Please read the instructions below to avoid disappointment
One of the most overlooked aspects with all top-notch PowerShell events these days is that audiences have matured along with you. So expect audience to not know everything, but be as curious as you are, and in some areas even more knowledgeable than you. So all presentations are held in a friendly cooperative atmosphere and on an equal level with the audience.
One of our aims for this conference is not only to give our attendees and you a brilliant experience but also to create an outstanding store of material for people to continue to learn from. If your session is exactly the same as in a different event then we are not able to increase the knowledge sharing, only duplicate it.
Please make your sessions submissions for PSConfEU unique.
Of course, we understand that you will want to practice them at User Groups (Please support the PowerShell User Groups) and that you may also submit similar sessions to other large conferences but we ask that you put in a little effort to tweak them so that we (and you) can enable greater knowledge sharing and improve the resources for people getting into PowerShell.
Despite the call for speakers closing on January 3rd and knowing that will mean that some of you will not submit until January 3rd at 11pm, we like to create a buzz about the event and will pick and release chosen speakers and sessions before this date so that we can drive ticket sales. We will also be reviewing submissions throughout the call for speakers and communicating with you about them through sessionize, please look out for communication from us.
We will inform all speakers chosen and otherwise by January 10th, which will begin our promotion efforts for the event
Sessions will be 45 minutes in length. This allows for some time for questions and answers afterwards and makes it easier for us to create a schedule.
The primary conference language is English, the majority of the sessions will be in English but we will also review sessions that will be delivered in German. Please can we also have an English version of the abstract to help all of the team to be able to review it. Wir lesen nicht alle gut Deutsch!
We are accepting sessions in the following "types"
“HowTo” Presentations (45 min + 15 min Q&A):
“After you watched this, you will be able to.... "
Make a distinct value proposition at the beginning of your presentation (and abstract). You could show people how to create cross-platform PowerShell modules, migrate a service into Azure, or whatnot. Bottom line is: make a promise, use a few slides and a lot of demos, submit your examples and slide deck to GitHub, and keep your promise to the audience at the end of your presentation.
“Fundamentals” Presentations (45 min + 15 min Q&A):
“After listening, you will understand ...........”
Make a distinct value proposition at the beginning of your presentation (and abstract) . So in essence, at the beginning of your presentation (and abstract), clearly define what you’ll be talking about, and why people should care. Be prepared to submit all related examples, your slides, and materials to GitHub, so at the end of your presentation, audience will be able to follow your guidance and have learned a new skill.
Surprise / Special / YouNameIt (let’s see + Q&A)
If what you’d like to present does not fall in either of the above categories, please submit an outline of what you’d like to do, and what you need for this. So if you have a cool idea for a special workshop, or interactive event, etc., there may be room for it.
That's in your hands!
We are looking forward to what you bring to us. With the number of technologies that PowerShell interacts with, the choice is endless.
Find topics that you think that Passionate PowerShell Professionals will be interested in. Language, IoT, PowerShell Core, PowerShell 7, Cloud, Pester, DSC, Operations, Tooling, Security, GUI, O365, Data, Automation even soft skills are all acceptable.
How we select speakers
We have again established a community advisory board that will review and discuss your submissions.
What we expect from you as a Speaker
As a speaker at PowerShell Conference Europe 2020, you are the heart and soul of this conference. You’ll have access to speakers lounge and other speakers privileges, and receive free conference admission and hotel accommodation in the congress hotel. We’ll help giving credit to all of what you do.
We are looking for speakers who enjoy attending this conference, and who love to dive into the event and be part of it. If you can only attend psconf.eu for a day or two, please let us know so we can plan the slots.
We ask that you help us to promote the event using the hashtag #PSConfEU Tweets during the run up to the event. Blog posts, LinkedIn posts by you all have a great impact on our ticket sales and the success of the event. If you let us know, we will also help to promote them
What your session submission should include
We would like you to submit at least four sessions to maximize your chances of getting selected as speakers will be asked to present two sessions each. There are always duplicate topics. - Decide whether you want to submit a “Howto”, “Fundamentals”, or “Other” session - In your submission, include the promise you want to make with each session (see above, i.e. “In this session, you will learn how to…”) - Submit a catchy title and an abstract of 3-8 lines of text - If your proposal does not fit into the default 45min slot, or requires more than one presenter, include details.
brings their own presentation equipment including a notebook with standard HDMI output
uses the presentation templates we provide
provides presentation and/or materials to the audience via GitHub
is ok with us videotaping their presentation so we can publish these videos freely (see powershell.video for last years’ recordings)
Accepted speakers get a room in the Speakers hotel (please do not book accommodation yourself unless you or your company are covering it), free admission to the conference and all of its events, special invitation to the exclusive Speakers Dinner. Travel is yours to cover