Speaker Guidelines

 

Speaker, Topic and Presentation Deadlines

 

These deadlines are in place to ensure that the advisory board has adequate time to vet the topic as well as schedule time for at least one conference call between the speaker and the board members to discuss the slides and dialogue questions prior to the conference.

Please note that if these guidelines and deadlines listed below are not followed, your keynote or strategic briefing may be cancelled.

Keynote Guidelines (Platinum)

All topics are vetted through the advisory board for interest levels, relevance, commercial message and appeal.

The Digital Healthcare Conference advisory board works closely with Platinum sponsors to develop a session through which your organization can display its knowledge and expertise at an executive level. Not only do you have the opportunity to present in front of the DHC audience, but you also benefit from interaction with executive advisers who help you refine and target your message. These are not to be used as sales presentations and slides (if used at all) will be limited to 10.

Deadlines

Draft of session description (abstract) and initial speaker selection -  04/18/14

Initial Slides (absolute limit is 10 but we encourage all speakers to have no slides) - 04/25/14

Final Revisions of Topic, Abstract  & Slides - 05/16/14

Important Information

Your presentation should not exceed half the time allocated to allow for the last half to be a Q&A dialogue.

Keynotes will be 50 minutes

Company representative for speaking position must be at least a Vice President and is subject to advisory board approval.

Speakers are expected to remain at the event throughout the day; at minimum, they're expected to stay through the conversation break following their talk, so attendees can approach them and ask questions.

• Slides (if used at all) will be limited to 10. The most well-received presentations had no slides at all.

• Speaker may also be an executive of one of your clients to help deliver a “case study” session.

• Please provide one paragraph bio and headshot when speaker is secured.

• Please note that if speaker is from sponsoring company, they are included in the internal registration passes. If you have a speaker from one of your clients and are presenting a “case study”, speaker can be one of your optional client passes.

 

Strategic Briefings on June 24th – (Platinum, Gold and Silver)

All topics are vetted through the advisory board for interest levels, relevance, commercial message and appeal.

On June 24th meet with a group of senior-level attendees from end-user organizations (at least 20 attendees). This briefing will open up a two-way strategic dialogue between you and key attendees and allow you to further demonstrate your expertise. Your presentation should not exceed half the time to allow for the last half to be CIO dialogue. These are not to be used as sales presentations and slides (if used at all) will be limited to 5.  In the past, the most well-received presentations had no slides at all. The advisory board will vet your presentation and topic for relevancy and commercial messaging. Vendor/Sponsor attendance is limited during other company sessions due to seating availability.

Platinum & Gold - 50 minutes

Silver - 30 minutes

Deadlines

Draft of session description (abstract) and initial speaker selection -  04/18/14

Initial Slides (absolute limit is 5 but we encourage all speakers to have no slides) - 04/25/14

Final Revisions of Topic, Abstract  & Slides - 05/16/14

Important Information

Your presentation should not exceed half the time allocated to allow for the last half to be a Q&A dialogue.

Keynotes will be 50 minutes

Company representative for speaking position must be at least a Vice President and is subject to advisory board approval.

Speakers are expected to remain at the event throughout the day; at minimum, they're expected to stay through the conversation break following their talk, so attendees can approach them and ask questions.

• Slides (if used at all) will be limited to 10. The most well-received presentations had no slides at all.

• Speaker may also be an executive of one of your clients to help deliver a “case study” session.

• Please provide one paragraph bio and headshot when speaker is secured.

• Please note that if speaker is from sponsoring company, they are included in the internal registration passes. If you have a speaker from one of your clients and are presenting a “case study”, speaker can be one of your optional client passes.

 

Explanation of Deadline Dates

Draft of session description (abstract) and initial speaker selection -  April 18, 2014

We would like to request that the initial session description draft and speaker selection be received no later than April 18, 2014. This enables us to build an agenda with complimentary sessions and topics that do not overlap based on working conference theme of protecting your organization against digital disruption.. This will provide time for review, feedback from our conference chair and/or CIO advisory board members, time to schedule calls, if needed and final approval prior to that deadline.

 

Initial Slides - April 25, 2014

We would like to receive the initial draft of the presentations no later than Friday, April 25, 2014 in order to allow sufficient time to schedule review calls with the conference chair and/or CIO advisory board members for their input and feedback and allow time for updates.

 

Final Revisions of Topic, Abstract  & Slides - May 16, 2014

The final deadline for any revisions submitted to the CIO advisory board and approved session descriptions is May 16, 2014.

June 24 - 25, 2014

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