I'm happy to announce that the IT/Dev Connections call for speakers is now open! This year's conference is taking place Monday, September 30th through Friday, October 4th at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Are you looking to share your passion and knowledge with other developers? If so, I highly suggest that you submit a proposal to speak at this year's conference, where you'll also get the chance to network with other like-minded developer professionals.
We are looking for 75-minute technical sessions and full-day, deep-dive pre-conference and post-conference workshops. These should strive to offer practical advice that walks attendees step-by-step through various development features, techniques, and troubleshooting. Sessions should be original and should not be recycled from past Dev Connections shows. Below is a list of topic areas for reference as you begin to think about areas you might cover in your sessions. Also, please feel free to submit your suggestions for additional topics as well!
Development Topic Areas
- Visual Studio
- Cloud and Datacenter Development (includes Windows Azure related topics)
- Windows 8 Development
We ask that each speaker present a minimum of two 75-minute sessions.
Submissions are due by EOD Tuesday, May 14th, 2013. Final session selections will be made by June 14th, 2013. If your sessions are chosen, you will be notified by email.
We are making it easier than ever to submit your session proposals and biographical details. Simply go visit our Call for Submissions page, click the Submit a Proposal link, and fill out the required fields. After you have submitted your first session proposal, you will have the option to submit additional proposals. You also have the ability to save your session proposals as drafts and modify/submit them at a later time. Here’s the basic information you’ll need to provide for each session proposal:
- An active session title that describes what attendees will learn from your session
- A 1-paragraph abstract that describes in detail what you will discuss during your session and the value the attendee will get out of attending that specific session
- The track
- The ability level (beginner, intermediate, advanced)
You’ll also be asked to provide a 1-2 sentence biographical statement and headshot photo.
We look forward to seeing your session proposals!
If speaking at conferences isn't your thing but you want to learn more about the latest development trends from industry experts, register for IT/Dev Connections now.