STC Summit Program Selection

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This brief presentation outlines how the STC Summit program is selected each year. About 250 proposals are submitted in various areas of interest and are reviewed and evaluated by the program team.

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STC Summit Program Selection

  1. 1. STC Summit Program Selection Process Paul Mueller (@Paul_UserAid) 1
  2. 2. What Are We Going to Discuss? Content Areas (Tracks) Selection Call for Proposals Proposal Review and Selection Additional Sessions 2
  3. 3. Content Areas (Tracks) Selection During Summit, Conference Chair and Program Chair monitor popular programming Program team also reviews popular conferences and educational offerings Program team identifies tracks for next year Program team selects Track Managers with expertise/contacts in those areas Track Managers select proposal reviewers with diverse backgrounds and perspectives © 2012 UserAid, all rights reserved. 3
  4. 4. Call for Proposals Call for Proposals opens in early August and is open until mid September Many presentation formats to consider:  Full session presentation, demo, panel discussion  Half session paper, case study, bleeding edge topic  Project showcase, progression topic, lightning talk Be sure your proposal is complete, detailed plan, clear objectives, well written New content each year General sessions for less experienced Advanced sessions for more experienced © 2012 UserAid, all rights reserved. 4
  5. 5. Proposal Review and Selection Review teams evaluate proposals until mid October Prioritize topics in each track About 250 proposals, ~60 selected Program leaders balance program Program leaders identify trends and create progressions for key interest areas © 2012 UserAid, all rights reserved. 5
  6. 6. Additional Sessions Progressions, project showcase, & lightning talks are fleshed out Program leaders invite industry leaders to augment overall program Program leaders identify keynote speaker candidates Program leaders explore conference trends and try new ideas to keep experience fresh © 2012 UserAid, all rights reserved. 6

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