SUBMIT TO SPEAK AT IMPACT 2019

We invite both industry leaders and people on the front lines to propose topics that demonstrate the present and future of IT service delivery. IMPACT submissions should educate and inform attendees about new technologies and tested solutions. Presentations that address problem-solving and business impacts are strongly encouraged. We encourage submissions from people who represent a wide range of backgrounds and industries.

Note that IMPACT only accepts vendor-neutral proposals. If you wish to promote a product at IMPACT, please contact our Sponsorship Department at [email protected]

For IMPACT 2019, we are looking for sessions about:

Architecture

  • Cloud Computing
  • Containerization
  • Machine Learning/AI/Deep Learning
  • Big Data
  • Infrastructure/Platform/Function as a Service
  • Scalability and Resilience
  • Infrastructure Design
  • Performance and Capacity Planning
  • Strategic Vision
  • What’s Next

Culture

  • DevOps
  • Open Source Communities
  • Communication
  • Standards and Regulatory Compliance
  • On-Call Strategies
  • Managing IT Teams
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Mentorship, Education, and Training
  • Recruiting and Retention

Engineering

  • Automation
  • Continuous Delivery
  • System Engineering
  • Monitoring and Instrumentation
  • Performance Tuning
  • Debugging
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Security
  • Databases
  • Programming
  • Release Engineering

 

IMPACT 2019 will feature sessions in multiple formats. See the Call for Participation at www.cmgimpact.com for information about speaker benefits and sample talk submissions. While you may suggest a format under “Type of Talk”, it is not a guarantee of the session type you will be assigned.

In general, we the agenda will include:
– Keynote Presentations 45-60 minutes with Q&A
– Talks 20- and 45-minute with Q&A
– Lightning Talk 10 Minute Quick Presentation of a discovery or practice
– Training 45- and 90- minute training courses teaching practical, immediately applicable skills.
– Panels 45-minute moderator-led groups of 3–5 experts answering moderator and audience questions on a particular topic
– Demos Vendor-neutral interactive demonstrations of hardware and software used in practical situations for operations professionals.

You may indicate your proposed session type in your abstract but please note that the review and selection committee will assess all submissions and then determine the type session granted to the submitter upon acceptance.

Speaker’s Deadlines

  • May 24, 2018 – Subject Matter Recommendations Open
  • June 15, 2018: Call for Participation Open
  • August 31, 2018: Proposal Submission Deadline
  • September 30, 2018: Notification to Proposal Submitters
  • October 31, 2018: Presentation Draft Due; Schedule Coaching
  • December 14, 2018:  Presentation Coaching Completed
  • January 14, 2019: Final Presentation Draft Due

Presentation Formats

IMPACT 2019 will feature sessions in multiple formats. See the Call for Participation at www.cmgimpact.com for information about speaker benefits and sample talk submissions. While you may suggest a format under “Type of Talk”, it is not a guarantee of the session type you will be assigned.

In general, we the agenda will include:

  • Keynote Presentations 45-60 minutes with Q&A
  • Talks 20- and 45-minute with Q&A
  • Lightening Talk – 10 Minute Quick Presentation of a discovery or practice
  • Training 45- and 90- minute training courses teaching practical, immediately applicable skills.
  • Panels 45 minute moderator-led groups of 3–5 experts answering moderator and audience questions on a particular topic
  • Demos Vendor-neutral interactive demonstrations of hardware and software use in practical situations for operations professionals.

Speaker Fees

Accepted Speakers will be asked to register and pay for IMPACT 2019 by October 1st. Promotional codes will be issued based on the session types assigned. A very limited number of scholarships will be made available to selected presenters who can show financial need.

  • Breakout Speakers with 45-minute or longer presentations will generally receive 30% off.
  • Breakout Speakers with 20-minute presentations will generally receive 15% off.
  • Lightning Talk presenters will generally receive 5% off.
  • Discounts for Training session instructors, keynote speakers, panelists, and demos are up to the discretion of the speaker committee.