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Call for Speakers

Submit Your Lightning Talk  

STAREAST 2008
May 5-9, 2008
Orlando, FL • The Rosen Centre Hotel

Better Software Conference & EXPO 2008
June 9-12, 2008
Las Vegas, NV • The Venetian

STARWEST 2008
September 29- October 3, 2008
Anaheim, CA • The Disneyland Hotel

Agile Development Practices 2008
November 10-14, 2008
Orlando, FL
• The Rosen Shingle Resort

Lightning Talks are nine five-minute talks in a fifty-minute time period. Lightning Talks represent a much smaller investment of time than track speaking, and offer the chance to try out conference speaking without the heavy commitment. Lightning Talks are also an opportunity to present your single biggest bang-for-the buck idea quickly. Use this as an opportunity to give a talk for the first time, or the first time on a new topic. For a Lightning Talk, slides are not required, but if you do decide to make slides you only need a few.

Maybe you're nervous and you're afraid you'll mess up. It's a lot easier to plan and deliver a five-minute talk than it is to deliver a long talk. And if you do mess up, at least the painful part will be over quickly. Maybe you don't have much to say. Maybe you just want to ask a question, invite people to help you with your project, boast about something you did, or tell a short cautionary story. These things are all interesting and worth talking about, but there might not be enough to say about them to fill up a full track presentation. Maybe you have a lot of things to say, and you're already going to give a talk on one of them, and you don't want to hog the spotlight. There's nothing wrong with proposing several Lightning Talks. Hey, they're only five minutes.

Lightning Talk speakers must be a registered conference delegate.

Important Dates

  STAREAST 2008

Better Software
Conference & EXPO 2008

STARWEST 2008

Agile Development Practices 2008
Abstract Deadline March 17, 2008 April 21, 2008 August 11, 2008 September 22, 2008
Notification Date March 24, 2008 April 28, 2008 August 18, 2008 September 29, 2008
Final Confirmation Due March 31, 2008 May 5, 2008 August 25, 2008 October 6, 2008
Speaker Materials Due to Faciliator April 7, 2008 May 12, 2008 September 1, 2008 October 13, 2008
Speaker Materials Due to SQE April 21, 2008 May 26, 2008 September 15, 2008 October 27, 2008
Conference Dates May 5-9, 2008 June 9-12, 2008 September 29- October 3, 2008 November 10-14, 2008


 
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