Call for Speaker Proposals STPCon Fall 2019
Speak at STPCon
The Software Test Professionals Conference is where testing professionals come to learn, a testing conference by testers for testers. STPCon specializes in creating a program that showcases new ideas, proven methods and dynamic presenters who face the same day-to-day challenges as our participants and can share their experiences and knowledge with an engaged audience.
Do you have a story to tell, a methodology to share, or a new technique to pass on to your peers? Submit your proposal to speak today. Our practitioner-led program committee would be interested in reviewing your proposal.
We are now accepting submission for our Fall 2019 conference in Boston, MA – September 23-26 at the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor Hotel…
STPCon Fall 2019 Submission Deadline is March 31st, 2019
STP compensates our speakers, learn more.
3 Tips For Improving Your Chances of Selection at STPCon:
Make your title extremely appealing.
Many attendees will scan through the conference schedule, and a strong title will catch their eye and take them further into reading your abstract. Think of creative ways of catching their attention. Numbers usually get them (for example “10 things you can do to improve your testing experience”). Hot topics get them as well (for example “why is everyone using Selenium and why am I not?”). Catchy titles get them to read further as well (for example “How Obama helped me learn to test” or “Angry Birds Testing”)
Catch their attention with an opener that makes them feel like you understand them.
In other words, if you ask a question in the opener or state a fact, it makes them feel a connection. For example “Does your senior management respect your testing team?” or “Do you find it hard in your testing organization to keep your automation scripts updated” or “It has been stated many times that 7 out of 10 people will always miss a simple change in a product – and not test it”. Once you have their attention, then give them specifics on “WHY” they should attend your workshop or session. Imagine yourself reading your abstract and ask yourself “if I knew nothing about this, would I be interested in it”? Then design your description so that when someone reads it, they can’t stop – they are racing from word to word so that they can get to the takeaways and see more and more on this abstract.
What’s in it for me?
Imagine you are the attendee. Imagine you are reading this abstract. What would make you want to come to this session? What things would you want to learn in this session or workshop? What would be something so useful that you could take it back to the office and use it right away? Does your description support your title? Only guarantee them things you know you can deliver, but don’t overdo it. Provide 3-5 takeaways, go back through them, and imagine you’re the attendee. Would these appeal to you? Attendees will read abstracts and descriptions, but the takeaways are the appeal. Promise them what you can deliver, convince them. Make them think “I need to attend this – I can use this RIGHT NOW!”
- If you are selected to present a conference SESSION, you are awarded a $150 stipend, 1 night paid at the conference hotel, and a free conference pass to the main conference.
- If you are selected to present a 3-hour pre-conference WORKSHOP, you are awarded a $500 stipend, 2 nights paid at the conference hotel, and up to $400 in travel reimbursement, in addition to a free conference pass including the workshops.
- KEYNOTE compensation is negotiated separately.
– Compensation for sponsor speakers may differ from the typical compensation.
– Hotel room nights are only reimbursed if the speaker stays at the conference hotel.
– All travel reimbursements must be supported by actual travel receipts equal to or in excess of the reimbursement amount.
Posted November 10, 2018 in: Event by Rick Baucom