Are you interested in presenting to the Silicon Valley STC Chapter this year? We’re now accepting proposals for 2016 speakers.
Presenting to the STC Silicon Valley Chapter (located in the South Bay of the San Francisco, California) involves the following:
Note that STC Silicon Valley Chapter meetings are always on Monday evenings, usually the third Monday of the month unless there’s a holiday. The location is the Santa Clara IHOP (4200 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, Calif.).
To get a better sense of the topics for the chapter meetings, you can browse the meeting archives.
Why are we inviting proposals? Usually STC chapter presenters are informally selected by the program committee based on people they know, or based on people who tend to be visible in the community.
However, this approach tends to miss a lot of people who might have great information to share but who just aren’t very well-known. By allowing people to submit proposals, we open up the speaking pool and give more people a chance to present.
If you’re thinking of submitting a presentation to the STC Summit (which will be held in Anaheim, Calif. this year), presenting locally at an STC chapter helps give you experience and credibility with the topic. ()When you submit proposals to the STC Summit, one of the questions is whether you’ve given the presentation before, or spoken before, to whom and when.)
To submit a presentation proposal for the STC Silicon Valley Chapter, send a short note about the topic to [email protected], along with any other details.
I’m the program manager for the chapter, but I coordinate with other members of the STC Silicon Valley leadership council.
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