The organisers of the fifth annual Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco (March 28 – 31 2011, at Moscone West) are looking for thought-provoking, eye-opening sessions that will help define the next stage of the Web. They’re looking for sessions that will help Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco attendees understand a cutting-edge concept or learn a new skill that will affect their business over the next 6 to 18 months. They have got less than one slot available for every 10 proposals received.
It would be great if some of our readers, with internet experience, are interested in sending them a proposal for presentations about opportunities in subjective well-being 2.0
Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco organisers suggest that “a successful proposals will:
– Tell a unique story. What lessons can only you share? What insights are you uniquely qualified to explain? We’re interested in your experience far more than your credentials.
– Focus on a specific segment of our attendees. Web 2.0 Expo draws a large and diverse audience, including marketers, developers, designers, and business strategists. Well over half of our attendees are from companies of under 50 employees. When you craft your proposal, target it toward a specific segment of our attendees.
– Provide a clear description of what attendees will learn. Whether your proposed session seeks to explain an emerging trend or teach a critical skill, you must provide a direct, concise description of what attendees will learn.
– Focus on lessons learned and NOT the benefits of your product or service. Product pitches are automatic rejects. Lessons learned from building or running your product, however, can be invaluable. The talks Fighting Spam at Flickr and Billions of Hits: Scaling Twitter are great examples of stories from the trenches.
– Skip the jargon. The more buzzwords you use, the less we think you have something interesting to say. Proposals about “branded content engagement platforms” are automatic rejects.
– Include people we don’t see often enough at tech conferences. Does your presentation have the participation of a woman, person of color, or member of another group often underrepresented at tech conferences? Diversity is one of the factors we seriously consider when reviewing proposals as we seek to broaden our speaker roster.
– Post compelling video. Video clips are mandatory. Submissions for single speakers and co-presenters must include video clips of the presenter(s); panels must include video of at least the moderator. If you don’t have video of the speaker(s) in action at an event, please create a very short clip (2-3 minutes) of the presenter(s) proposing his/hers/their session. We don’t care at all about the quality of the video; we care about the quality of the speakers. Feel free to use your phone or Flipcam to take the video, and don’t worry about editing it in any way. If your video isn’t already online, post it to a third-party site (YouTube is fine), and then share the link with us.
– Come from the presenter”.
More information on http://www.web2expo.com/webexsf2011/public/cfp/125