CALL FOR PRESENTERS
2014 NATIONAL BDPA TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE AND
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Conference Dates: August 5th – 9th,
Conference Theme – IT: Racing to Innovate
Workshop Dates: August 6th – 8th,
are seeking dynamic, engaging, and knowledgeable presenters for the 2014
National BDPA Technology Conference.
The primary conference audience consists of multiple levels of IT
professionals, from entry-level technologists to senior level managers and
corporate executives. Entrepreneurs and educators will also be in attendance.
Workshop content and instruction should be geared to a level that is
appropriate for the target audience.
are solicited for 60-minute presentations that are interactive,
creative, dynamic, and feature best practices in IT. The presentation timeframe
will include introductions, presentation material, question and answer session,
and evaluation. Attendees should leave with specific knowledge and skills about
various aspects of the topic and how it relates to their future development.
Presentations should provide attendees with educational value and refrain from
promoting a specific business, product, or service.
AREAS OF FOCUS
- Cyber Security
- Big Data, Records and
Information Management, and Information Sharing
- Mobile Technology
- Cloud and Virtualization
- Green IT
- Business Intelligence
- Evolving Interfaces
- Social Networks
If you have an industry topic that is leading edge and
within the areas of focus but is not on the list above, we encourage you to
submit your idea for special consideration.
Workshop Forum audience will include middle and high school students. Your
presentation’s objective is to enhance the students' capacity to explore and
utilize emerging technology. The presentation should also inspire and empower
these future professionals to embrace and effectively use Information
Technology in their academic and professional careers.
are solicited for 120-minute hands-on presentations that are interactive,
creative, dynamic, and feature best practices in IT. Attendees should leave
with specific knowledge and hands-on skills about various aspects of your topic
and how it relates to their future development. Also, presentations should
provide attendees with educational value and refrain from promoting a business,
product, or service.
WORKSHOP AREAS OF FOCUS
Trends in Technology
Soft Skills for Career and Professional Development
- Educational Enhancement
WORKSHOP TOPICS (also see topics under Professional (Adult) Workshop Forum)
- Communication Skills/Soft Skills
- Resume writing
- Interviewing Best Practices
- Gaming Technology
- Video Production
- Music production
REQUIREMENTS & SPECIFICATIONS
complete workshop slide deck will is required within 30 days of your acceptance
as a presenter.
All information must be submitted online at http://www.bdpa.org/?page=Abstract by January 25th, 2014 extended until February 1st, 2014
the Workshop Abstract
abstracts are submitted online. You must complete a separate abstract for each
distinct presentation you wish to submit by January 25th, 2014 extended until February 1st, 2014
submitters will be notified of acceptance, regret or wait listed by February
10th, 2014. Presenters are encouraged to upload a photograph and
a bio at the time abstracts are submitted. Bios are limited to a maximum of 100
words. The goal of the presenter bio is to provide us with a high-level view of
your career and your major accomplishments. Photographs and presenter bios will
be included in our marketing materials.
- Full name, current job title and organization’s name
- Description of your role in the organization and the products/services it
- Highlights from your career as it relates to your current position
- Key civic activities and personal interests
- Degrees, certifications, awards, honors and authored publications
- High resolution 300 dpi JPEG file
- Cropped head to shoulder in a medium close up shot
- High resolution 300 dpi JPEG file
Submitting the Full Presentation
acceptance, a NBDPA 2014 Conference Power Point Presentation template will be
provided for the creation of your workshop presentation to be delivered at the
conference. Also, a speaker agreement and disclosure form will be given.
Presentations should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. The reference line
should read "2014 CFP Presentation (Your Name)”:
- Presentations should be submitted no later than May 1st,
- Presentations should be saved with the following naming
convention: Current Year, Underscore, Workshop Title, Underscore, First Initial
and Last Name. Example: 2014_IT Project Management_JDoe.
that do not meet the aforementioned requirements or the submission deadline
will be automatically wait-listed.
FEES & PRESENTER BENEFITS
presenter for the 2014 National BDPA Technology Conference your conference
registration is discounted by 50%. The registration includes access to all
workshops and seminars, plenary sessions and the Awards Gala. Conference
registration fees are not waived for co-presenters.
benefits include access to the BDPA discounted room rates. BDPA does not pay
presenters an honorarium or speaker fee. Presenters are responsible for their
own travel and lodging expenses. Visit www.bdpa.org and click on "2014
National Conference” for additional conference information.
variety of workshop presentation formats are desirable at the conference and
may include lecture format, panel presentation, or roundtable discussions.
Handouts may be appropriate, depending on the complexity of the topic. Presenters
are responsible for providing copies of workshop handouts and any equipment
that will be used during presentation this includes laptops or iPads.
V. KEY DATES
- Abstract Submission Due: January 25th, 2014
- Acceptance/Regret/Wait listed Notification Sent: February 10th, 2014
- Full Presentation Due: May 1, 2014