Speaker Agreement and Expectations
*Session proposals will be accepted from November 16th to December 16th, 2016. Keep an eye on our blog and twitter feed.
By submitting a session, you agree that your presentation:
is fresh content (not presented at other conferences)
is entirely your work, completely owned by you (and your co-presenter)
can be shared publicly (sample scripts as well as presentation materials will be available and downloadable for attendees)
You also agree to the following deadlines:
7 days after acceptance
You MUST complete your attendee profile (bio, pic) on sched.org within 7 days of your welcome email.
01 MAR 2017
10 MAR 2017
07 APR 2017
28 APR 2017
Final presentation due (speaker to post on sched.org site for attendees to review/download)
You will co-present at least two sessions
Attend and participate in the conference all four days (May 15-18)
Co-lead at least one Ask-the-Experts session or Nerds of a Feather (NoF) session
Collaborate with another presenter for your sessions. (All sessions will have two presenters) Wear your speaker hoodie daily and make yourself available to attendees.
Engage with attendees - help them see the value of the community.
MMS is a deep technical conference. We expect level 300, 400, and deeper content. During slide review, we may ask you additional questions to ensure that your content will meet our attendee expectations.
Meet Deadlines! The deadlines mentioned above are crucial to ensure a well-flowing (and cost-effective) conference. Missing deadlines could result in canceling your reimbursement or acceptance to speak.
Promote MMS in your social media presence.
Promote MMS by using the speaker logo in your email signature and blog posts when possible.