Guidelines for Connect OpenVMS Boot Camp user session presentations
A breakout session should be an in-depth technical session and should explore an issue, problem, or solution in a detailed manner.
The Call For Papers closes on 7/1/2016.
Approved speakers will be notified of acceptance by 7/19/2016.
Ground rules for submissions
Presentations must be educational in nature and not include any sales, product or marketing information
Keys to a valuable session
Past attendees have found these elements to be valuable:
- Knowledge and technical level of the speaker: a speaker must be able to field questions from a knowledgeable audience
- A clear statement of the problem to be dealt with and the elements of the solution
- Inclusion of real-life case studies or experiences with solutions. Note that consultants must incorporate real-world experiences in their presentation
- Inclusion of in-depth technical information designed to help the target audience understand the issues at hand
- The actual presentation must match what you describe in the session description and abstract.
Other helpful hints for your session title and abstract
- Presentation descriptions should briefly describe the expected audience for the session
- Set up the problem/need your session will address (1–2 sentences).
- Describe how your session will solve this problem/meet this need. Mention the main points/topics your session will cover. (1–3 sentences)
- Tell how your session will help the participants or their customers. Will they save time, reduce overhead
- What is the key benefit? (1 sentence)
- Do you recommend or require that participants have a certain level of technical expertise
- Follow this format: Understanding of database architecture recommended.
- Spell out an acronym the first time that you use it in your abstract
The Call for Papers is for one-hour sessions.
SUBMIT YOUR SESSION ABSTRACT NOW
To submit your session, click "Submit an Abstract" under Event Tasks.