Session Types and Descriptions

Presentation (50 minutes)

Summit attendees are looking for a practical, solution-focused session that is both educational and engaging. A presentation can be a case study, research report, demonstration, or informational session about a primary topic of interest. The session may include a successful design approach, management effort, or technology implementation. You may also choose to demonstrate an application using real-world examples and scenarios. Be sure to include alternatives you considered and challenges you faced. For example, the talk can highlight and demonstrate how you solved a problem and then give attendees an opportunity to participate or offer their own take or suggestions on the situation. Speakers should encourage and facilitate conversation and discussion with the audience (ask questions, propose a different approach, pose scenarios, etc.). Your session must be informative and not a commercial or endorsement for a specific product.

We will request a paper to include in the Summit Proceedings for all accepted presentations. The Society will provide a complimentary conference registration for one session speaker.

Pre-conference Workshop (Half or Full Day)

Pre-conference workshops are for people seeking a more in-depth learning experience on a specific topic prior to the Summit education sessions. There are two workshop options: half-day or full-day:

  • Half-day workshops are conducted in the morning or afternoon
    (before or after a lunch break).
  • Full-day workshops are conducted in the morning and afternoon
    (with a break for lunch in between)

You are invited to submit proposals for tutorials (lecture and discussion for in-depth exploration of a topic with limited hands-on activity) or workshops (lecture and discussion with significant hands-on activities) about topics of interest targeted at a large number of our attendees.

The Society will provide a stipend and a complimentary conference registration for each pre-conference workshop.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Conference Committee (stcsummit at gmail dot com) for more information.