Call For Speakers


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Data Platform Virtual Summit 2021 will run 54 hours covering all time zones.

Pre-Con Training Classes: 8 & 9 Sep 2021
Post-Con Training Classes: 20 & 21 Sep 2021
Conference: 13 – 18 Sep 2021

Steps To Submit

  • Add speakers[at]dataplatformgeeks[dot]com to your address book / safe senders list
  • You will be required to REGISTER first (Speaker Registration). ( Previous DPS Speaker Registations are valid)
  • Once speaker registration is complete, LOGIN with your credentials and submit a new Training Class or Conference Content.
  • In case your login attempt is blocked or there is an error in submitting the sessions, please drop an email to speakers[at]dataplatformgeeks[dot]com
  • While submitting your bio, please provide complete details.
  • If you are not a seasoned speaker, consider providing YouTube links of your past session videos. This helps the Session Selection Committee to review your technical & presentation skills.
  • Follow Data Platform Summit on Twitter for constant updates.
  • If you are a Microsoft Full-Time Employee and wish to speak at DPS 2021, please drop an email to speakers[at]DataPlatformGeeks[dot]com.

Training Class Submission (Pre-Cons|Post-Cons)

8-hr Class

Two Consecutive Days (4 hours each day)

One-Way Delivery (Lecture/Slides + Demos)

No Hands-On

Intermediate to Brain-Hurting Level

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Conference Content Submission

Breakout Sessions
75 mins (60 mins + 15 mins Q&A)
Slides + Demos

Short Drive Sessions
30 mins (25 mins + 5 mins Q&A)
Slides + Demos

Deep-Dive Sessions
120 mins (105 mins + 15 mins Q&A)
Slides + Demos

Demo-Only Sessions
60 mins (45 mins + 15 mins Q&A)
Demos Only (max one slide)

Lightning Talk Sessions
20 mins (15 mins + 5 mins Q&A)
Slides and/or Demos – whatever, something lightning

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Conference Content Submission Guidelines & Benefits To The Speaker

Proposal Writing Guidelines

Use the following guidelines when submitting your breakout session proposals.

Tips For Successful Submissions

  1. Sessions with Advanced/Expert/Brain-Hurting levels will be given preference. But please make sure that the Title, Abstract & Content is true to the session level
  2. DPS has a new track – Industry Solution. If your session focuses on real-world content solving a business/industry challenge, something like a case study + demos, kindly put it under this track. Sessions in this track will be given preference. But please make sure that the Title, Abstract & Content is true to the track.
  3. Include content that is new, exciting, unique or significantly refreshed (if previously presented).
  4. Session Title/Content that is freely available on Internet will not be considered.
  5. Take a solution-oriented approach; include real-life customer adoption examples where ever possible.
  6. Focus on currently released technologies and/or the ones that are in heavy use/demand.
  7. Do not add any marketing information.
  8. Focus on demos. Sessions with demos get better feedback.

Writing Good Titles

  1. A title should be succinct but should have necessary info to entice the target audience to attend the session.
  2. Titles are in Title Case Format.
  3. Make sure Titles are original.
  4. Make sure your Title, Abstract & Session Content are completely in sync.

Writing Good Abstracts/Descriptions

  1. A good abstract describes the content, coverage, level & audience takeaways in a short paragraph.
  2. You may want to use Grammarly.com to correct grammar mistakes.
  3. Do not include speaker name, bio or any other speaker information in the abstract.
  4. After reading the abstract, the audience should get a clear picture of what will they learn from your session.

Benefits to Breakout Session Speakers

  1. The Speaker will get one complimentary non-transferable admission to the Event.
  2. The Speaker will get complementary access to session recordings for 12 months.
  3. The speaker can choose to receive the training class recordings of one Pre-Con or Post-Con absolutely complementary (provided the Pre-Con/Post-Con speaker has no conflict of interest).

Training Class Submission Guidelines & Financial Compensation For The Speaker

  1. Training Classes (Pre-Cons and/or Post-Cons) should be highly technical, demo-packed, deep-dive, focusing on real-world scenarios.
  2. Training Class Topic and content should be up-to-date, original and exclusive in nature.
  3. Training Class should not have any marketing content.
  4. In the submission form, kindly detail out the Abstract, Modules and Attendee Pre-Requisites.
  5. We share 50% revenue with the Trainer. To know more, please email speakers[at]dataplatformgeeks[dot]com