The HostingCon 2012 call for speakers has been open for a few weeks now, and the speaking proposals have been rolling in.
As you probably know, we rely pretty heavily (like many industry conferences) on proposals from would-be speakers to generate a part of the educational track, and I wanted to put another notice out there to make sure everybody who might submit a session has it on their mind.
The deadline for submissions is coming up fast – January 20th, which is next Friday. That gives you another week to get that great proposal into the running.
A little bit about what we’re looking for:
This year, we’ve adjusted the tracks a bit, introducing a “management” track and combining the “business development” and “industry trends” tracks from last year. For the management and technology tracks, we’d love to see some real deep dives delivered by experts.
Specific is good. Unique is good. Obviously, great ideas are good.
A bit about sales pitches:
Bad idea. Definitely the best way to ensure your proposal doesn’t get picked up.
A bit about the process:
Once the call for submissions has closed, we’ll be selecting the best sessions through a combination of attendee voting and feedback from our advisory board, who we’ll be introducing in the next week or so.
If you’re not interested in speaking, but there’s something you’d really like to see in the program, feel free to post a comment to the blog post here. If it’s a good idea, on topic and within the realm of possibility (so, y’know, no Tiger Woods golf clinic), we’ll definitely do whatever we can to make it happen.
So, keep those submissions coming. Just make sure you get them in before the 20th.
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