Open: February 11, 2020Close: March 03, 2020
PASS Summit 2020 will be held November 10-13, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX. Pre-conference sessions take place November 9 and 10.
The PASS Summit Pre-conference Call for Speakers is open to anyone with a minimum of 2-3 years experience in leading and presenting full-day conference sessions, workshops, training events, and/or credit based classes at an accredited college or university, and/or PASS Summit or similar conferences and events. You may submit a total of three abstracts.
Please note that only submitted abstracts will be considered. Saved abstracts are not considered submitted.
The deadline for submission is Tuesday, March 03, 2020 at 20:00 UTC. Please double check the actual submission deadline within your own time zone.
Technology focus is the area in which your session abstract identifies with. It helps categorize your session for our review team, and also for attendees. You will select one of the following choices: Advanced Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing, Cloud Solutions, Data Governance/Privacy, Data Platform Strategy, Database Administration, DevOps, Development, Hybrid Infrastructure, Professional Development (Other), or Security.
You may not have completed the speaking engagements section on the Experience tab of the Personal Details page. If you have any questions, or have any further issues submitting your abstracts, please email email@example.com.
If you need to edit any of your previous speaking history which has already been created, you will need to create a new version and delete the old one.
You can learn about the PASS Summit Streams on our Definitions page. If you have a question about where your abstracts might be categorized, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can learn about the PASS Summit Spotlights on our Definitions page. If you have a question about where your abstracts might be categorized, please email email@example.com.
You can learn about the PASS Summit Tracks on our Definitions page. If you have a question about where your abstracts might be categorized, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can visit our Speaker Page on PASS.org with helpful links on how to write an abstract, writing biographies, as well as presentation tips and techniques. On that page you will also find a list of all our upcoming Call for Speaker opportunities.
The program committee will select pre-conference sessions that align with topics based on the Summit content framework as well as topics that meet the needs of Summit attendees. Speaker expertise in the topic is also very important so please highlight your area(s) of expertise in your bio. Timely and updated content are also factors the program committee will take under consideration. Selections will be based on the abstract submitted, the speaker’s knowledge, experience, and several other variables to balance the Summit program.
The program committee will review all abstracts with the following in mind:
Yes, previous years of Summit session evaluation ratings will be reviewed if applicable.
The optional video link on the Personal Details page will be reviewed as part of the abstract review process if insight into a speaker’s presentation style is needed.
The abstract review period runs from the close of the Call for Speakers to the beginning of March. Speakers will be notified of their selection in early April. The official pre-conference selection will be announced shortly after.
Speaking at PASS Summit allows you to get involved and help others by sharing your knowledge, stories, and experiences while also building your reputation with the community as a professional speaker.
Pre-conference speakers receive:
Please review the Speaker Contract for complete details.
If you are selected as a speaker, but have already paid your registration fee, you will be refunded the full amount of registration.
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