Tips For Getting A Speaking Slot At The RSA Conference

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The deadline for speaker submissions to next year’s RSA Conference is coming up fast. Submissions are due August 14 and the competition is always pretty intense.

So, before you send off that proposal, want to know some great ways to get that submission accepted? The RSA Conference has provided a number of useful tips. Follow their advice and your chances of getting a speaking slot will increase and give you all the benefits of being a speaker, including a free delegate pass to the conference, a special speakers dinner and all sorts of other perks. The RSA conference is scheduled for March 1-5 in San Francisco.

To perfect your pitch, RSA is hosting a special webcast: Getting Your Session Proposal Accepted

The webcast will explore how to increase your visibility amongst the RSA Conference Program Committee and a review of best practices for people submitting proposals.

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Also of note this year is a change to the screening process. Often, the third party proposals are general or marketing oriented. As a result, the program committee is creating a screening process to better filter the proposals. In addition, when third party proposals are submitted, the speaker will be notified and asked to approve the speaking submission.

Some more tips from the RSA:

  • Submit the speaker submission yourself. The RSA Conference program community finds that submissions by third parties have a far less chance of getting accepted
  • Select your topic carefully. Are you an expert? Are your panelists experts?
  • Match your track to the conference and education tracks. If your submission idea doesn’t really match then it is probably a good idea to consider a different proposal
  • Is it timely? Does the track match with issues that are of concern to conference delegates and the overall industry? Judges will look at the technical merit of the presentation and its level of interest
  • Judges look at the technical level of the submissions pretty carefully. Attendees have about 10 years of experience in the field. They are hungry for new, technical information.  About one-third of the audience consists of people with less than five years experience. RSA recommends you consider a proposal that has technology demos, architectural discussions, and code-level examples and explanations with developer tracks
  • Case studies are popular but be careful that you keep it focused on issues of concern to the audience
  • Download the application forms and fill them out carefully. Each field has a character limit. It’s a good idea to make sure your submission is accurate and precise. By downloading the form you can make sure that it is perfect when you submit it online

Good luck!

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