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Guidelines - How to Submit a Speaker Proposal

The Submission Form will ask for the following information:

1. Contact Information and Bio
Please provide full contact details plus a biography.

2. Title of your proposed presentation
This needs to stand-alone as well as with the session description, so keep it concise and relevant so delegates can easily understand what this session is about.

3. Track
You need to decide in which area of expertise your session sits best - select one of the seven tracks listed – art, audio, business, coding, design, evolve, indie, marketing, production

4. Presentation Format
You need to choose whether your session will be a Lecture or Panel.

5. Session Summary
This description will be used on the website and in promotinal materials so delegates can determine whether or not they should attend this session. It's really important that it is clearly written and that delegates can understand why this session will be interesting and exactly what they will get out of it. Please use third person and present tense.

6. Audience Level
Is your session aimed at all experience levels so no specific experience needed, intermediate or advanced?

7. Intended Audience
Exactly who would benefit from attending this session - you can use job titles or specialist areas of responsibility or roles. Is there any prerequisite knowledge needed for understanding the content of this session?

8. Session Take Away
Exactly what will delegates learn in your session - please list as separate points.

9. Previous Speaking Engagements
Please tell us where else you have spoken - conference name, title of session and if possible any references. (please provide contact details for references)

Please Note:

At the end of every session, delegates are asked to evaluate it, these are the criteria by which you will be rated:

  • Quality of the speakers' delivery and presentation skills
  • Relevance of content to the audience and speaker's knowledge of the topic
  • Whether the session met expectations - did it match the publicised session description?
  • Quality of visual aids
  • Would they recommend this session to a colleague?


FAQ's

Q: What is the submission deadline?
The Develop Conference 2015 Call for Speakers deadline is 19 March.

Q: What makes a good submission?

  • Be very clear exactly what you are going to talk about, make it appealing
  • Be clear who your talk is aimed at
  • Explain what is compelling about your talk
  • Give clear take-away for attendees, bullets work well for this
  • The best session titles are the ones that clearly and succinctly summarise the talk (on the at a glance schedule this is the only info immediately visible)


Q: What is considered a sponsored session?
The Develop Conference does not accept sales related submissions. If your talk is an advertisement for a new product, technology or service your company is offering, please do not apply. For sponsored session opportunities please contact Andy Lane: andy@tandemevents.co.uk

Q: What do I need to provide in my submission?
The Submission Form will ask for the following information:

1. Contact Information and Bio
2. Title of your proposed presentation
3. Track
4. Presentation Format
5. Session Summary
6. Audience Level
7. Intended Audience
8. Session Take Away
9. Previous Speaking Engagements

Q: What are the benefits of speaking?
The benefits of being a speaker include:

  • Complimentary pass to the conference (includes access to all conference sessions, networking events and the expo)
  • Meet the Media Lunch on Wednesday (lunch also provided on other days)
  • Your name and presentation featured in pre-event promotion, on our website and event App
  • Opportunities for press interviews
  • Your chance to meet and network with more than 1800 game developers attending


Q: When will I be notified of the status of my submission?

  • You will receive an automated email confirming that your submission has been received. We will let everyone know whether they have been successful by week commencing 6 April 2015.


Submissions Form

If you have any questions about your submission please contact Susan Marshall at:
susan@tandemevents.co.uk

 

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