I Agree to these terms and dates:

Session proposals will be accepted from November 20th to December 20th, 2018. Keep an eye on our blog and twitter feed. Please submit your most passionate 2-3 (we don't need 10 per person, but one isn't enough).

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:

Date

Task

7 days after acceptance

You MUST complete your attendee profile (bio, pic) on sched.com within 7 days of your welcome email.

22 FEB 2019

Speakers must submit their airline receipt to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. No airline reimbursement after this date!

26 APR 2019

Final presentation due (speaker to post on sched.com site for attendees to review/download)

 

You agree to the following speaker participation guidelines:

  • You will co-present at least two sessions

  • Attend and participate in the conference all four days (May 6-9)

  • 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.

  • Your session may mention 3rd party (Non-Microsoft) products, but your session will not promote sales or demonstrations of paid-for 3rd party products. (If you're interested in selling or demonstrating a product, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be a sponsor - sponsor sessions are available).

  • 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.

Flight reimbursement:

  • We will reimburse up to $1,250 maximum international and $699 US.
  • You must submit your receipt on time (by 23 FEB 2019)

We're excited about our 5th annual event, and look forward to having you as part of the MMS 2019 speaker team!

Good Example of Submission

Session Title:

The Holy Grail for Driver Management

Session Description:

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.

Session Take-Aways:

  • More details about the new Download Content tasksequence step
  • A simplified way of installing drivers during OSDeployment
  • Some examples of how to make this approach super-dynamic
Tips for session submission

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 Code of Conduct

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.

Session Selections

We start session selections in January, meeting weekly until all slots are filled. If none of your sessions are selected, we might come ask you to co-present with someone else's session or run a Nerds of a Feather session. Submission deadline is December 20th, 2018.