SPEAKER CENTER

Welcome to the DesignCon Speaker Center, we are thrilled you will be presenting at our event! This Speaker Center is designed to help you prepare for an exciting week of presenting, learning, and sharing ideas and provides general information associated with being a speaker at the event.
We look forward to seeing you then!

Welcome to the DesignCon Speaker Center, we are thrilled you will be presenting at our event! This Speaker Center is designed to help you prepare for an exciting week of presenting, learning, and sharing ideas and provides general information associated with being a speaker at the event. We look forward to seeing you then!

The conference will take place January 19-21 2016 at:

 

Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, California 95054


REGISTRATION

As a speaker at DesignCon, you will receive a complimentary All-Access Conference Pass and we will take care of your registration. You can retrieve your Speaker Badge at Speaker Services located at the main registration center. More details to follow.


SPEAKER TASKS

To-Dos

Things to Know

  • Read Paper and Presentation Requirements (Coming Soon)>
  • Ensure your files follow the Submission Instructions (Coming Soon)
  • Read Through Your Speaker Benefits Below

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES

September 1st (10:00 AM PST) Speaker Welcome Webinar
September  4th Submit Signed Speaker Agreement
November 2nd Papers Due (Excludes panels and tutorials)
November 18th Additional Audio Visual Requests Due to
December   14th Last Day to Submit Speaker Edits or Changes to
December 18th  Presentation Slides Due
January 7th (10:00 AM PST) Before-You-Go Final Speaker Webinar (Invite to follow)
January 19-21st   DesignCon 2016

SPEAKER BENEFITS

As a speaker, you get access to many benefits throughout the event cycle.

COMPLIMENTARY ALL-ACCESS PASS FOR THE ENTIRE EVENT

We welcome you, as a speaker, to attend the entire event, including all conference sessions, workshops, demonstrations and exhibits, as well as all meals and social functions. You will be exempt from any conference registration fee.

PUBLICITY

This is an opportunity to raise your profile and network with the electronics design engineering community in the following ways:

  • Your name, title, company, and biography will be featured on the DesignCon 2016 website
  • Your session featured in our Weekly Attendee Newsletter
  • A chance to have your session promoted on all DesignCon & affiliate Social Networks
  • Option to convert your talk into an article and/or blog post to be featured on DesignCentral @ EDN.com
  • Speak about your latest inventions, company, and highlight your expertise to some of the most influential engineers and press in the field.

Last but not least, your contribution will make a positive impact on the DesignCon and engineering communities by sharing your knowledge & expertise.


INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES TO DESIGNCON!

Stay Connected

LinkedIn

LinkedIn

Join the DesignCon LinkedIn Group to start discussions, explore ideas, ask questions and share articles with fellow chipheads year-round.

Twitter

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Facebook

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Like us on Facebook for event information, highlights and photos

Mobile App

Mobile App

Coming in November! Customize your schedule, see exhibitors and their products, connect with other attendees and check in onsite to earn badges, win prizes and more!

DesignCon Central @ EDN

DesignCon Central @ EDN

Engineering is a state of mind. Connect and voice your opinion with fellow engineers, electronics industry leaders, bloggers, manufacturers, distributors, renegades, technical service providers, experts, and engineering novices on DesignCon Central at EDN.

 

CONTACT US

CONTENT & PROGRAM

Megan Pulver
Content Marketing Manager

OPERATIONS

Sara McGuinness
Conference Operations Manager


PAPER & PRESENTATIONS

PAPERS: Due Monday, November 2nd

This is an opportunity to raise your profile and network with the electronics design engineering community in the following ways:

  1. PAPER REQUIREMENTS & SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
    • ALL paper submissions MUST follow the requirements below. Speakers who fail to provide papers correctly may not be considered as future speakers for the DesignCon Conference.
    • *Papers are NOT required for panels or tutorials!
  2. DOWNLOAD PAPER INSTRUCTIONS (Coming Soon)
  3. UPLOAD YOUR FINAL Paper
  4. You will upload your paper via Box below: (Coming Soon)
    • Name your PDF file: SessionIDPAPER_FirstFiveWordsofSessionTitle_YourLastname.pdf
    • In the Description, please put the title of your session and enter your email address.
    • Submit the final paper in PDF format only.

**If you need to make revisions after you have submitted, please do not upload via the Box widget. Email revised PDF to . This is avoid any delays in the process and ensure the correct version is provided to attendees.


SLIDE PRESENTATIONS

Due Friday, December 18th

This is an opportunity to raise your profile and network with the electronics design engineering community in the following ways:

  1. PRESENTATION REQUIREMENTS & SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

    Slides are due.

    • ALL slide submissions MUST follow the requirements below. Speakers who fail to provide the proceedings materials correctly may not be considered as future speakers for the DesignCon Conference.

      *Slides are NOT required for panels, but useful for attendees. Panel organizers- please work with your panelists to submit ONE PDF for your entire group. If you are a panelist and not sure if you need a presentation, please contact your panel organizer.

  2. DOWNLOAD THE SPEAKER TEMPLATE (Coming Soon)
  3. UPLOAD YOUR FINAL PRESENTATION
  4. You will upload your presentation via Box below: (Coming Soon)
    • Name your PDF file: SessionIDSLIDES_FirstFiveWordsofSessionTitle_YourLastname.pdf
    • In the Description, please put the title of your session and enter your email address.
    • Submit the final paper in PDF format only.

**If you need to make revisions after you have submitted, please do not upload via the Box widget. Email revised PDF to . This is avoid any delays in the process and ensure the correct version is provided to attendees.

NOTES

  • Avoid sales pitches and commercial presentations. Experience shows that you will represent your company best by giving an educational, informative presentation.
  • Make sure to bring a copy of your presentation with you on-site.
  • Speakers will be responsible for providing their own laptop, presentation slides, and slide progression.
    • ***If you are using a Mac, please remember to bring a dongle.***
    • If you have any additional A/V request(s), contact
  • No sales/promotional handouts are to be distributed in the conference areas (including meeting rooms). Sales literature distribution is limited to exhibitor booths only. For more information or to learn about DesignCon 2016 sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities, please contact or visit the exhibitor opportunities page.

SPEAKER REGISTRATION

As a speaker, you receive complimentary registration to DesignCon. Show management will automatically register all Speakers as listed on the Conference Schedule. You will receive confirmation emails 2 weeks prior to the conference with badge pick-up instructions. If you do not see your name listed, please have your paper lead (most likely submitted the initial abstract for your paper), contact  asap to have you added.

(NOTE: If you are also on the 2016 TPC Committee, please DO NOT register via the TPC Center registration link. This will cause the system to see this as a duplicate and delete both registrations. If you are selected as a speaker, you will not have anything further to do to register.)


Accommodations & Travel

Check out Hotel and travel information for Speakers and attendees on our Hotel & Travel page.


AUDIO VISUAL

Standard conference session rooms will include the following:

  • 1 wired lavalier microphone
  • 2 tabletop microphones
  • 1 LCD projector with VGA/HDMI Cable
  • Screen

Note: Speakers will be responsible for providing their own laptop, presentation slides, and slide progression. If you are using a Mac, please remember to bring a dongle.