Prepare your Speaking Proposal


Terms & Conditions

Speakers must submit a PowerPoint or PDF by August 2, 2016.

You will be asked to agree to our "Copyright and Reproduction Terms".

For a full list of the terms and conditions applicable to speakers, please click HERE.


Presentation Format Options

  • Full Conference Session (45 mins)
  • Panel Discussion Session (45 mins)
  • Mini-Tutorials (90 mins)
  • Tutorials & Workshops (3 hours)



Mini-tutorials are longer (90 minute) presentations that allow the speaker to go into greater depth than a standard conference presentation. 

Half-Day Tutorials

In-depth educational presentations, provide detailed technical information, skills or methodologies. Tutorial speakers receive an honorarium for their participation of $500 for a half-day, plus an additional $250 bonus to speakers who provide their presentation slides by the Aug. 2, 2016 deadline.

Panel Discussions

We welcome panel proposals as a great way to generate interesting and valuable discussion. Feel free to propose a panel and include:

- Your proposed role (as panelist or moderator)

- Additional proposed panelists and/or moderator