How To Propose a Talk or Tutorial
Third, Category of Presentation
(Skip this step for BOFs and Posters.)
Fourth, Submission Guidelines
Read the EclipseCon 2008 Submission Guidelines.
Those wiki pages have words of wisdom and bits of advice that will greatly increase
your chance of acceptance. After all, if you're going to take the time to
write up a proposal, why not take a few more minutes and write up a really good one?
Fifth, Submit a Proposal
Create a submission system account including your name, affiliation,
bio, contact information, and a picture. In good open source style, the
responsibility for your bio, picture and other information is yours - the
EclipseCon website is automatically populated from the Eclipsezilla
information (i.e., nobody checks your bio for spelling or completeness),
so you'll want to make sure that it is accurate.
Then, use the submission system to
submit your proposal of the right type and category. (One final caveat
about tutorials and long talks submissions being closed.)
Submission system is hosted
What Else Is There To Know?
After your proposal is accepted, you will be asked to sign (electronically) a speaker
agreement (wherein you agree to speak).
All presenters must register for the conference.
After you and your co-authors have registered and made hotel reservations, you'll need
to start preparing your presentation materials (PDF of your poster, etc) and (optionally) upload them
to the submission system. This upload will automatically make the
material available on the EclipseCon 2008 website before, during, and
after the conference.
Providing the materials in advance has a number of advantages:
- Advance materials (complete slides, papers, examples, etc.) are a better advertisement for
your presentation than any short abstract could be. The attendees, after all, are here
to listen to you, not to read your slides.
- Advance materials allow people to follow along and make notes.
- Advance materials allow the audience to pre-select sessions, and thus you, the speaker, can assume
that everyone who attends your talk is interested and knowledgable. You can skip the introductory
materials and get to "the good stuff" more quickly.
Important Post-Acceptance Dates
February 1st - we are past the date when the
session titles, author's names, etc. for Tutorials and Talks (Long and Short)
were frozen into the printed program. You can still update the website
version of your talk, of course.
February 17th - we are past the date when
the presentation files (PDFs, ZIPs, etc) were extracted from the submission
system for pre-loading on the attendee's USB memory sticks. You are still
encouraged to upload your presentations to the submission system. There will
be USB memory stick update stations at the conference for people to download
the latest files, so be sure to upload your presentation soon.