T3SMAC – Speaker Registration and Call for Papers

OUR PROCESS INVOLVES A FEW STEPS.

1. Click on the Call for Papers link (http://www.tooltechtrain.com/submissions.html) and enter in your presentation information (this will require your Bio - 1000 characters or less - Photo, presentation title, syllabus and more).

2. All Presentation submissions has been extended to July 15th, 2017.

3. All Presentation submissions will be reviewed and notices of approval status will be provided starting on June 30th, 2017.

4. If approved, you will be provided with a registration code to register for the conference. You will be asked to submit a rough draft of your presentation (in the format of the PowerPoint template provided to you) between July 15th and August 15th, 2017.

5. Initial Review notices will be provided by the T3SMAC Advisory Committee by August 1st to 15th, 2017. Subsequent changes can be made to the presentation and submitted to the T3SMAC Advisory Committee between August 15th and October 31st, 2017.

6. Final Presentation is to be submitted no later than November 1st, 2017.

7. If rejected, you will be asked if you want to be placed on a back-up list. If you wish to attend the conference, instructions for registering will be emailed to you along with the rejection notice. If selected to replace an approved presentation, reimbursement of registration funds will be returned at the time of final presentation provided.

HELPFUL TIPS TO MINIMIZE THE REVISIONS ON YOUR PRESENTATION.

• The presentations must be in the form of “Training-type sessions” for any presentations not categorized as Case Study, Panel Style or Networking Style. The presentation should provide a means of how to install, utilize, configure, customize, etc. within the presentation. If the session involves the instruction to new products, then provide a presentation atmosphere on how to best utilize the product for the attendees to gain valuable information about why they should utilize the product.

• There is a Technology Showcase that is provided to allow Vendors to showcase their current and new products. The presentations can mirror the showcase demonstrations as long as the presentation involves how to utilize the product to meet the needs of the attendee.

• It is strongly recommended each presenter provide at least a minimum of three topics / presentations to be evaluated to help in the approval process. There are 126 presentation slots to fill. The opportunity to showcase your skills and ability are greatly enhanced if you are standing in front of the attendees for more than one presentation.

• Utilize the T3SMAC Conference Template.

• Omit any extra formatting (like company specific headers, footers, proprietary notices, etc.)

• Ensure each page has the page number, header, footer, in place.

• All slide titles need to be properly formatted and capitalized where needed.

• Make sure the choice of font is consistent throughout the entire presentation.

• Graphics may not cover the header, footer or page number, it must be visible on the page and not extend past the borders.

• Use spell check to ensure your content is spelled correctly.

• Deadlines are strictly enforced this year - no exceptions. As part of the submission process, you will be presented with the Speakers Agreement, and asked to agree with the terms before you can proceed. Failure to meet the deadlines will result in your presentation being dropped from the T3SMAC Conference, no exceptions.

GENERAL AND USEFUL INFORMATION.

1. If your topic is selected, your T3SMAC Conference fees will be "Paid in Full" as a Full Conference Attendee provided you register by August 15th, 2017.

2. All DRAFTS will use the T3SMAC PowerPoint Template provided to you or on the website. Submissions not using this format will be returned for conversion unless otherwise approved by the Session Managers.

3. Please participate (and quite frequently) in our #T3SMAC Social Media outlets at (http://www.tooltechtrain.com/social.html) to get in on all the fun. You will find the links to Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and view what others have been saying up to now.