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A 2-5 page White Paper on your topic is required in addition to the items submitted via the abstract database. A complete workshop slide presentation will also be required within 45 days of your acceptance as a presenter.



Presenters should select from Youth, College, or Adult Workshop topics listed on the Call for Presenters page. However, if you have an industry topic that is leading edge and within the areas of focus but is not on the list, we encourage you to submit your idea for special consideration.


Click here to access the online submission form or by using the following URL:

Submitting the Workshop Abstract

Workshop abstracts are submitted online and should be one (1) page in length. Abstracts cannot be substituted for White Papers but they can be a portion taken from your White Paper. You must complete a separate abstract for each distinct presentation you wish to submit by January 31, 2013. This is a requirement even if the same topic will be presented in two or more forums. However, only one (1) White Paper needs to be submitted per topic.

All submitters will be notified of acceptance, regret or wait listed by February 15, 2013. Presenters are encouraged to upload a photograph and a bio at the time abstracts are submitted. Bios should be limited to a maximum of 250 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 the 2013 Conference Guide.


Bio Guidelines

  • Full name, current job title and organization's name
  • Describe your role in the organization and the products/services it provides
  • Provide highlights from your career as it relates to your current position
  • Provide key civic activities and personal interests
  • Mention degrees, certifications, awards, honors and authored publications

Photo Guidelines

  • High resolution 300 dpi JPEG file
  • Cropped head to shoulder in a medium close up shot

Company Logo Guidelines

  • High resolution 300 dpi JPEG file

Submitting the Full Presentation

Upon acceptance, a BDPA 2013 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 provided.

You will have 45 days to submit the full presentation packet after your acceptance.

PowerPoint Presentations should be submitted to The reference line should read "2013 CFP Presentation (Your Name)”:

  • Presentations should be submitted no later than April 01, 2013.
  • Presentations should be saved with the following naming convention: Current Year, Underscore, Workshop Title, Underscore, First Initial and Last Name. Example: 2013_IT Project Management_JDoe.
  • Your name should be included in the name of all files you submit to BDPA.

Presentations that do not meet the aforementioned requirements or the submission deadline will be automatically wait-listed.


As a presenter for the 2013 National BDPA Technology Conference your conference registration discount is 50%. The discount in registration includes access to all workshops and seminars, plenary sessions and the Awards Gala. Conference registration fees are not discounted for co-presenters.

Additional benefits include access to the BDPA discounted room rates. BDPA does not pay presenters an honorarium or speaker fee and presenters are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. Visit and click on "Conference” for additional conference information.


A 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.


Call for Presenters Open Date:                                   January 3, 2013
Presentation Abstract Submission Due:                   January 31, 2013
Acceptance/Regret/Waitlisted Notification Sent:      February 15, 2013
White Paper/Presentation Submission Due:           April 1, 2013

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