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Office 365 & SharePoint Saturday Nashville

event date

15 Jun 2019

location

MSFT Office, 8 City Blvd, Nashville, TN Nashville, United States


Office 365 and SharePoint administrators, business users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft and cloud technologies, will meet at the ​SPS Nashville event on June 15th, 2019 at the Microsoft Office located at 8 City Blvd, Nashville, TN.​

Join us as we celebrate our 6th annual Nashville event!  

Make sure you follow us on Twitte​r (@SPSNas​hville) and  ​Facebook (/SPSNashville)​!

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Call for Speakers
CfS opens at 12:00 AM

08 Mar 2019

CfS closes at 11:59 PM

02 Apr 2019

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Thank you for your interest in presenting at Office 365 & SharePoint Saturday Nashville (#SPSNashville) scheduled for Saturday, June 15 2019 at the Nashville Microsoft office. We are planning a day filled with fun, education, socializing, and a few other surprises that are sure to make SPSNashville an event to remember!

Speaker submissions are due no later than Monday April 1 2019. 

What Kind of Sessions Do We Need?  

We are looking for Office 365 and SharePoint presentations. 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 SharePoint demos are always great, but we’re often asked for sessions targeted at end-users and business decision makers which help them learn how to use SharePoint in creative ways, how things work (and don’t work), and whatever else they need to know to get the most out of SharePoint within their organization. Sessions like “How [My Company] Solved [Something] Using SharePoint” tend to be very popular.  

Many people are interested to see and learn about 2019 and Office 365. However, the Nashville community as a whole is still very actively engaged with previous version of SharePoint, so in addition to SharePoint Online and 2019 content, possibly consider submitting sessions relevant to attendees who are not yet using the latest versions.  

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. If your session is a product demo, do not bother submitting it.  

When is the Latest I Can Submit a Session?

SPSNashville 2019 Call for Speakers will close on Monday April 1st 2019  

When Will Selected Sessions Be Announced?  

Selections will be announced by April 8 2019 

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, as well as at the SharePint. Please plan to attend the Welcome Session on Saturday morning and ESPECIALLY plan to stay for the SharePint immediately following. If your schedule will not allow you to commit to attending the entire SharePoint Saturday (including the SharePint), please email us at speakers@spsnashville.org and let us know.  

Speakers’ Event  

Also, please plan to be in Nashville by 4 PM on Friday, June 14 2019 for a Speakers’ Dinner. This is entirely optional but you will be really missing out on a fun evening of socializing if you don’t attend. ​