Provide sufficient detail in your submission to enable the reviewers to understand your proposal and clearly identify what an attendee will gain from attending your session. You should include the following information in the following parts of the submission system:
|Session Title||Title of the presentation (please keep it brief and specific)|
|Abstract||Explain what the talk is about in plain English in 2 to 3 paragraphs. Your abstract should provide enough details for the reviewers to understand and assess your proposal and potential audience members to determine what your talk is about.|
|Theme / Topic / Category||The category that best represents your talk:
|Level||Indicate the level / background of the audience your talk is aimed at. YOW typically is for intermediate or advanced level talks rather than novice level:
|Session Type||The type of presentation you are proposing:
|Duration (in mins)||The duration of your session:
|Co-Presenters||The details of any additional presenters (they must have a ConfEngine account).|
|Target Audience||The roles / audience that will get the most benefit from this talk.|
|Session Prerequisite||Detail what an attendee should know or do before attending or anything they need to bring to this session.|
|Outline / Structure Of Your Session||Explain in detail how your presentation will be structured, what methodology and technology you will introduce, what examples you will use, etc.|
|Learning Outcome||Detail the learning objectives for attendees (what will they learn or take away from the talk?)|
|Slides||Please provide a link to a slide deck you may already have on this or a similar topic|
|Video||Please provide a link to a video recording you may already have on this or a similar topic|
|Links||Please provide a brief overview of your technical and speaking experience and links to previous presentations, videos, papers or accolades.
If applicable, also provide a description of any supporting material which you will provide before the conference and that we will distribute to all participants via the YOW! Connected website — this may be text in PDF format and/or code as a compressed file.
If there is any generally available material that attendees may use after the presentation to deepen their understanding of the presented topic, please list that material as well.
|Session Requirements||Detail any additional requirements or logistics you may need from the organisers|
|Labels||List any keywords that will help the program committee and attendees categorise your presentation.|
Nothing upsets an audience more than a speaker that stands on stage blatantly promoting his or her company, product or achievements. Please keep the content of your talk on-topic and do not use this speaking opportunity as a sales pitch.
Here are examples of highly rated talks from previous conferences:
Depending on the number of submissions or the content of your submission, the program committee may ask if you would be prepared to accept a different session length.