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in 146 days

Workplace Ninja Summit 2024

event starts

16 Sep 2024

event ends

19 Sep 2024

location

KKL Lucerne Luzern, Switzerland

website

wpninjas.eu


The Workplace Ninja Summit consists of 110+ breakout sessions where attendees have a unique opportunity to expand their skills.

The content is built around managing the modern/classic workplace within small businesses and large enterprises and covers the following topics:

  • Microsoft Configuration Manager
  • Microsoft 365, including Microsoft Intune, Microsoft Entra, Identity
  • Microsoft Defender XDR, including Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Microsoft Defender for Identity, Microsoft Sentinel and other solutions.
  • Management and automation
  • Virtual Desktop (AVD, Windows 365)
  • Workplace Security, including Microsoft Sentinel
  • Windows 11 (including Windows Copilot)
  • Security Copilot
finished 8 days ago
Call for Sessions
Call opens at 8:00 AM

31 Jan 2024

Call closes at 11:00 PM

14 Apr 2024

Call closes in W. Europe Daylight Time (UTC+02:00) timezone.
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Please read the instructions below to avoid disappointment.

If you are a Microsoft FTE, please contact speaker@wpninjas.eu for a special URL, please do not use this CFS.

The Workplace Ninja Summit is one of the biggest in-person workplace related community driven IT conference in Europe. This year, Lucerne in Switzerland will be the place where a maximum of 600 Workplace Ninjas will come together to learn from you as a speaker and share their experience with their peers. All presentations are held in a friendly, inclusive, cooperative atmosphere and on an equal level with the audience.

Unique Sessions

Our primary goal for this conference is to provide you and our attendees with a distinctive experience, while also creating an inclusive learning environment that promotes knowledge expansion.

Please note that if your session is identical to one presented at another event, we will not be able to increase knowledge sharing, only duplicate it. Therefore, we kindly request that you ensure your session submissions for the Workplace Ninja Summit are unique and up-to-date.

We understand that you may still want to practice your sessions at User Groups and submit similar sessions to other large conferences. However, we encourage you to modify your sessions in such a way that they are not a repeat.

Please note that session recordings will not be available.

Session Length

Sessions will be 60 minutes in length. Make sure to leave some time for questions and answers during or after the session.

(Also, this year we will have a separate Ninja Zone at the venue were you can meet the attendees and answer questions).

Session Language

The primary conference language is English, all the sessions will be in English.

Session Types

We are accepting sessions in the following "types";

  • “Breakout session” (60 min incl. 5-10 min Q&A):
    We are pleased to announce that this year’s conference will feature five distinct breakout rooms. We kindly request that you submit a deep technical session with ample live demos. Our attendees are eager to learn from your success and failure stories, as well as your real-life best practices.
  • "Keynote" (60 min)
    If you are able to provide a visionary Workplace related keynote, make sure to submit it. Surprise the us and the attendees! :)

Session Topics

While this Summit is concentrated to Workplace Management, we ask for the following topics:

  • Microsoft Configuration Manager
  • Microsoft 365, including Microsoft Intune, Microsoft Entra, Identity
  • Microsoft Defender XDR, including Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Microsoft Defender for Identity, Microsoft Sentinel and other solutions.
  • Management and automation
  • Virtual Desktop (AVD, Windows 365)
  • Workplace Security, including Microsoft Sentinel
  • Windows 11 (including Windows Copilot)
  • Security Copilot

We are looking forward to seeing what kind of sessions you will submit. With the number of technologies that our topics interacts with, the choice is endless.

What your session submission should include

Describe the goals of your session, what makes your session unique for the attendee and why the attendee must attend your session.

Define the level of the session, is the content of your session Intermediate, Advanced or Expert. Please make sure to correctly define the session level, the attendees are really using the level as a reference to see if they want to attend your session or not.

Provide at least three key takeaways that help us to rate your session, but also help the attendee to decide to join your session!

Workplace Ninja Podcast

Again this year we will have a live Workplace Ninja Podcast scheduled, we are always looking for nice subjects to cover during the podcasts. If you have a subject, or you want to join the podcast, please let us know via this call for sessions form. Also, we would like to invite speakers to join in the podcast as part of the announcements.

How we select speakers

We have again established a community advisory board that will review and discuss your submissions. There is no first come first serve. A minimum of 3 sessions should be submitted with a maximum of 5. The goal is that every speaker is part of 2 sessions at the Summit.

We may approach you to combine forces with another speaker if the submitted subjects are alike. If you have questions, please reach out to speaker@wpninjas.eu.

Speaker confirmation

The call for sessions will be closing on Sunday the 14th of April 2024.

We will inform all speakers chosen and otherwise by May 1st, which will begin our major promotion efforts for the event.

What we expect from you as a speaker

As a speaker at the Workplace Ninja Summit 2024, you are an integral part of this conference. Therefore, we kindly request your presence during the summit to interact with the attendees and wear your speaker shirt. Please note that there is no separate speaker room available; however, there is a designated Ninja Zone where you can meet the attendees. We encourage you to be social and engage with the attendees.

We are seeking speakers who are passionate about attending this conference and are eager to immerse themselves in the event, share their knowledge, and be an active participant.

We kindly request that you assist us in promoting the event by using the hashtag #WPNinjaS in your tweets after being selected and during the event. Additionally, blog posts and LinkedIn posts by you can have a significant impact on the number of attendees and the success of the summit. If you inform us of your posts, we will be happy to promote them as well.

Each speaker agrees to;

  • use the presentation templates we provide
  • upload the presentation to Sched and other materials for the audience to GitHub
  • attend the speaker reception.
  • be available for the attendees during the summit
  • wear the speaker shirt at all times
  • join us during the whole summit (16/09 until 19/09)
  • to meet the deadlines as described below

You also agree to the following deadlines:

  • 7 days after acceptance; complete your speaker profile (bio & picture) on Sched.org.
  • 15 August 2024; First PPT draft due. Email to speaker@wpninjas.eu
  • 10 September 2024; Final presentation uploaded to Sched.org so that the attendees can review the slides and decide to join your session and make some notes in the presentation.

We can ask you for an online test session to take some actions, about the topic in your session and give you some tips and tricks for your presentation skills.

Speaker costs will be reimbursed after the event, you have to send your receipt. In case of a no show or not meeting the deadlines costs may not be reimbursed.



travel

expenses covered

accommodation

expenses covered

event fee

free for speakers

This is an in-person event in Lucerne, Switzerland. A maximum of 5 nights hotel will be covered. European flights will be covered with a maximum of 600.-CHF / overseas flights are covered with a maximum of 1200.-CHF. (only economy tickets will be reimbursed)