Digital Signage Expo 2012 Announces “Call for Speaker Proposals”

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DSEDigital Signage Expo (DSE) announced that it is now accepting speaker proposals for its 2012 educational conference, taking place March 6-9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

According to Richard Lebovitz, DSE editorial and educational services director, for DSE 2012 the company organized seven educational oversight committees comprised of industry experts who volunteered to recommend topics, review proposals and approve presentations for each of the seven tracks in next year’s conference. These committees will evaluate each proposal for its insight, perspective, relevance, usefulness and timeliness.

While topics other than those recommended will be considered, the proposal must make a clear case for its inclusion. DSE is especially interested in proposals from end-users, network operators and brand marketers willing to share their real-world digital signage experiences, said Lebovitz. Each committee’s recommendations are now posted. Please review them prior to submitting your proposal.

Because there will be far fewer seminar programs in 2012, applicants are advised that space on the DSE 2012 conference program is limited, and DSE will be able to use only a certain number of the recommended topics.

Proposals should align with DSE 2012 Tracks, which include:

  • Digital Signage Fundamentals
  • Digital Out-of-Home Networks
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Content University
  • Hardware, Software & Connectivity
  • Network Design, Management & Operations
  • Interactive Technology

Proposals also can be submitted for the DSE 2012 pre-show DOOH Advertising Summit.

Download a speaker proposal form here.

“The fact that DSE has been able to provide such a wide variety of seminar choices in past years has given us the ability to winnow topics to focus exclusively on what is most relevant to attendees in 2012,” said Lebovitz.

“Our attendees, who include 40 distinct end-user types from the U.S. and 59 foreign countries, are primarily interested in how to successfully deploy and manage a digital signage system within their particular venue or venues,” he added. “The industry has matured enough that it’s no longer about the ‘why’ of digital signage but the ‘how’ that is of most interest. We are therefore looking for thought-provoking topics that will help our attendees achieve their deployment goals.”
Speakers whose topics are selected will be required to submit final proposals and professional handouts in accordance with DSE guidelines on or before Jan. 7, 2012. Proposals are to be submitted to Brenda Keys, Conference Director, at bkeys [at] exponation.net, by July 22, 2011.

For questions, contact Richard Lebovitz, editorial & educational services director, at rlebovitz [at] exponation.net.

Source: Digital Signage Expo