|DataRage 3 Call for Presentations|
Dear Database Professional:
Embarcadero Technologies has begun planning for our third annual virtual conference with exciting and helpful content aimed specifically for database developers, systems analysts, architects and modeling specialists, database administrators and database & security architects – DataRage – to be held May 17-19, 2011.
You are invited to submit abstracts for consideration as a speaker at DataRage 3. Please submit an abstract for each of your proposed presentations. Please read all information carefully.
The deadline for submitting abstracts is March 30, 2011.
Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of Embarcadero employees and we will notify submitters within 2 weeks of the abstract submission deadline regarding the status of proposals.
Thank you for your interest. We are excited about hosting this DataRage event and the participation of our community is vital to our success. We look forward to seeing your ideas!
Conference session time slots will be 45 minutes in length running a 30-35 minute pre-recorded technical presentation followed by 10-15 minutes of live questions and answers with attendees. Sessions will be broadcast using GoToWebinar®.
Speakers are required to pre-record their presentations to a 1024x768 resolution SWF (Flash) file using screen recording software such as Camtasia Studio (using the trial version is acceptable), Final Cut Pro or similar. Please refer to the blog post available at http://blogs.embarcadero.com/johnk/2005/03/04/2880 for helpful information on how to make Flash recordings.
We encourage speakers to also submit presentation outlines, PowerPoint slides (.ppt) and/or a technical paper with their final presentations as well.
IMPORTANT: Sessions will be of a technical nature and will not reflect marketing information unless submitted specifically as a Partner Solution.
We anticipate approximately 2,000 DataRage virtual conference attendees which include database professionals (e.g. DBAs, architects, etc.) from large corporations, government agencies, small and medium-sized companies, educators, and independent consulting businesses.
Attendees have a varied level of experience, and topics range from beginning to advanced levels. Selecting and gearing your presentation to a specific audience expertise level is very important, so please consider the level of your presentation proposals carefully.
Use of Proprietary Code
The primary purpose of conference presentations is to educate attendees on Embarcadero database and development technologies, products, and content which can assist attendees with their professional skills. Only under special circumstances will we accept presentations that demonstrate proprietary code or techniques, or rely upon proprietary products. If your presentation will contain anything you cannot share freely with the audience, please notify us in your abstract.
In a success story presentation, the code/technique/process may be proprietary, but you must be prepared to fully explain all of the techniques you demonstrate, either in a technical paper or in response to questions from the audience. For a success story presentation, speakers must have permission from the end user/client to have their company named in their presentation, paper, conference advertising, and the conference agenda.
An online speaker meeting will be held in April upon acceptance of abstract proposals to familiarize speakers with the GoToWebinar interface and to answer questions about recording presentations and the format of the event.
Speaker meetings with small groups of speakers will also be held 1 week prior to the conference to test submitted presentations and audio connections. Speaker attendance is required.
IMPORTANT: Once selected, each speaker MUST submit their 30 minute pre-recorded presentation by the indicated deadline (see above).
All session presentations will be published on the Embarcadero website as replays. Examples of presentations from DataRage 2 held in April 2010 are available at http://www.embarcadero.com/datarage2/sessions.
Embarcadero Technologies may choose to sell a conference proceedings DVD outside of this conference or to publish presentations in any media separately. Accordingly, submission of materials to Embarcadero will constitute your granting Embarcadero an irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, distribute, modify, and sub-license your materials by any means including electronic distribution. All speakers are required to sign a release agreeing to the above.
We welcome abstract submissions on any of the following Embarcadero products. Sessions may focus on specific product features, product benefits, usages, and technologies.
We're looking for sessions in this track that are more about solving problems on the platform you use day-to-day, and less about understanding specific tools.
We would also love to hear about tips, tricks and techniques that make your lives as database professionals unique, efficient and productive in your organizations.
If you work in a specific industry, we would love to hear about your unique challenges, successes and lessons learned during your project development.
You are by no means restricted to the topics suggested here or to the identified categories. We welcome abstracts on any topics that you think will be of interest.
Please note that the receipt of this Call for Papers or the submission of an abstract or presentation does not automatically qualify you as a speaker for this conference. We expect to receive many more abstracts than the number of session slots; therefore, not all candidates will qualify as speakers.
IMPORTANT: Please be sure to request a delivery receipt from your email server when sending your email. If you do not receive a reply indicating we’ve received your submission, we probably haven’t.
Please include complete contact information so that we may reach you with any questions we may have on your abstracts and to contact you with the status of your submissions. For each abstract, please include as much detail as you can to help us make educated decisions on which sessions to accept. Incomplete submissions will be rejected.
Alternate Email Address:
Blog or Home Page URL:
(Speakers may be asked to record and present their sessions in multiple languages where applicable.)
Session Title (for advertisement):
Level (All, Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced):
Short Description (1-2 sentence description of presentation for advertisement):
Abstract (for review only):
(Please provide a presentation outline with enough detail for us to determine if your proposal will fit the scope of this event. Including speaker qualifications and comments to the review committee is encouraged.)
Benefits of Being a Speaker
Questions & Answers
DataRage will focus on what database developers and IT specialists want and need to learn to stay current in our ever transforming industry. We've created this document to address some of the questions that may arise.
Q. When will the list of actual sessions be published?
Q. Who is making decisions regarding which topics will be included in the program and who will be chosen as speakers?
Q. Can I submit abstracts for sessions that market my products?
Q. If I’m selected as a speaker, will I get paid?
Q. If I’m selected as a speaker, may I attend other sessions as well?