- General sessions are 75 minutes long and open to all speakers; they can contain content at any of the session skill levels.
- Lightning Talks are 10 minute talks from various speakers and on various topics that combine into a 75 minute long session.
Session Skill Level
Your session content must match one of the following skill levels. The more accurate you are in specifying the skill level for your session, the better your session will be received. Sessions are needed at all levels but the largest percentage of sessions at Summit focus on the 300 level.
- 100 Level (Novice) Assumes some knowledge of the concepts/features, but not necessarily coding skills; 1 year experience
- 200 Level (Intermediate) Assumes comfort with technical concepts and basic coding skills; 1-3 years experience
- 300 Level (Advanced) Assumes solid knowledge of technology and strong coding skills; 4-6 years experience
- 400 Level (Expert) Assumes advanced understanding of technology; 6+ years experience
- 500 Level (Advanced Expert) Assumes deep technical knowledge of the technology; 8+ years experience
Session Summary, Abstract and Goals
The session summary should provide a brief, 250 characters (no spaces) overview of your abstract. Should your abstract be chosen, the session summary will be printed in the PASS Summit Program Guide. We require you to submit 3 goals per abstract. These goals should highlight key learning an attendee can expect to walk-away with by attending your session. Your abstract should provide a comprehensive description - in 1000 characters (no spaces) or less - of what attendees can expect from your attending your session. Chosen abstracts will be published on the PASS Summit website. Check out some tips for writing abstracts.