Session proposals will be accepted from April 20th to May 20th, 2019. Keep an eye on our blog and twitter feed. Please submit your most passionate two or three (we don't need 10 per person, but one isn't enough).
By submitting a session, you agree that your presentation:
You also agree to the following deadlines:
7 days after acceptance
Complete your attendee profile (bio & picture) on sched.com within 7 days of your welcome email.
31 JUL 2019
16 SEP 2019
07 OCT 2019
28 OCT 2019
Final presentation due (speaker to post on sched.com site for attendees to review/download)
You will co-present at least two sessions.
Attend and participate in the conference all three days (Nov 11-13).
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 jacket 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. Use the speaker logo in your email signature and blog posts when possible.
We're excited about New Orleans and look forward to having you as part of the MMS 2019 Jazz Edition Speaker Team!
The Holy Grail for Driver Management
Tired of how you do driver management in ConfigMgr today? In this session we'll provide you with a method that doesn't require you to import drivers into the driver catalog, doesn't require you to modify your task sequences when a new hardware model needs to be supported, and can dynamically detect what drivers to implement, yet still gives you full control.
Plan for 75 min of content and 30 min of Q & A
How deep is your content? Give us (and attendees) an idea of the target audience. Think of use cases on how your content will apply to the target audience.
Goals of the session - we find that it's helpful to include information in your description that helps attendees understand what they will learn and the value they will obtain.
We know that tech evolves fast - if you want to submit content on something that is not yet released, or expected to change before MMS, please include this information in your proposal - we will work with you to refine the session description as we approach the conference.
We require each session to have two presenters. While some presenters prefer to present alone, we have seen many of our presenters really enjoy the opportunity to work with someone else. Many times, it was someone that they had known (or known of) for several years, but never really worked together or got to know. If you wish, we can pair you up with someone (and might have to if they're booked for another session at the same time).
Four (co-presented) sessions max for each speaker! Many of our speakers have been overworked in the past – we are limiting speakers session count (not including Nerds of a Feather and Ask-the-Expert sessions).
Help us get to know you. We know most of you, but we don't know all of you. When you submit your sessions, include information to help us learn more about you - your LinkedIn profile, blog posts, and other places on the web that you share content. This will help us determine if you (and your content) are a good fit as a presenter at MMS.
MMS is a deep technical conference. We expect level 300, 400, and deeper content. Of course, 'levels' are subjective. If you say it's a 400 level session, tell us how it's a 400 level session.
MMS seeks to create a respectful, friendly, and professional experience for all participants. As such, we do not tolerate harassing or disrespectful behavior, messages, images, or interactions by any event participant, in any form, at any aspect of the program including business and social activities, regardless of location.
We encourage everyone to assist in creating a welcoming and safe environment. Please report any concerns, harassing behavior, suspicious or disruptive activity to the nearest security guard or event staff. MMS reserves the right to refuse admittance to, or remove any person from, MMS at any time in its sole discretion.