Preparing for your STC Summit Proposal

To help you better prepare for submitting an STC proposal, we’re providing guidelines that outline the information we ask for in the proposal form, including any restrictions (such as word or character counts). Consider gathering this information prior to accessing and completing the proposal submission form; it will save time and make the process easier.

The Summit proposal form is organized and grouped into the following categories:

Contact Information (Name, Company, Email, Phone)

Proposal Information
• Session Title (Max: 12 words)
• Session Type (Presentation, Training Solutions, Spotlight Talk, or Pre-Conference Workshop)
• Session Abstract (Max: 220 words, 1100 characters)
Provide a brief description of the session, what concept or problem it addresses, and what attendees can expect. This is what people would read to decide to attend the session.
• Session Details (Max: 2200 characters)
Tell us how the presentation will support the Summit theme (Gain the Edge to Get Results). You can include a content outline, learning activities, objectives, content examples, activity plan, or overall schedule. Reviewers will use this information to decide how well you know the topic and the direction for the session.
• Session Topic Area
Select the general session area (track) that best fits your proposal.
o Options include:
 Design & Testing (Art, Design, Visual Communication, Usability, UX, etc.)
 Career & Leadership (Management, Independent Consulting, Freelancing, working with teams, professional advice, role changes and advancement, etc.)
 Technology & Development (Tools, DITA, Cloud, API, Mobile, Programming, User Assistance, Single Sourcing, etc.)
 Writing & Communication (Training, Education, Editing, Language, Localization, Technical/Simple English, etc.)
Proposal Topic Information
• Have you presented the material before?
o If so, when did you present it?
o How is the Summit proposal different from the previous presentation?

Audience Information
• What level of experience is suitable for the intended audience?

Speaking Information
• What is your prior speaking experience?
• Presentation example (URL)

Your Information
• Bio
• Personal website URL
• Social media profiles

Note: The number of proposals is limited to 2 entries per submitter. This includes up to 2 session entries (presentation, training solution, or spotlight talk) and 2 pre-conference workshops.