Call for Papers: Exchange Connections Fall 2007

Yes, it’s that time of year again: time to submit session proposals for Exchange Connections! Our fall show is from 5-8 November in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. This year the submission process is slightly different. If you’re interested in speaking, visit http://www.deeptraining.com/devconnections/abstracts/ to submit your abstracts. Please do not mail them to me.

A few ground rules:

  • You need to submit at least 3 abstracts, but I encourage you to submit more than 3 to give us more flexibility in choosing sessions.
  • Speakers will be chosen within a few weeks of the closing date, which is currently 3/10.
  • All selected speakers will have their travel expenses (air + hotel) reimbursed and in addition will be paid a stipend of $400 per talk.

What kind of talks should you propose? Anything having to do with Exchange (including DR, security, migration, and best practices), Live Communications Server/Office Communications Server, or related topics. The more technical, the better! (If you plan to repeat sessions from a previous event, please make sure you update the title and abstract to reflect the latest in the Exchange world.)

Please, no vendor “pimp sessions”. If you work for a software or hardware vendor, feel free to propose technical sessions that aren’t focused on your product. If you work for a PR firm, please feel free to have your principals submit technical sessions.

If you have any problems with the submission process, or any questions, please feel free to ping me. Otherwise, fire up those browsers and get busy!

Update: I changed the stipend info; it’s $500 if you’ve presented at more than 5 events, and $400 otherwise.

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