PowerShell Summit North America 2014 – Call for Topics

The PowerShell Summit is the number one place where PowerShell enthusiasts gather and learn from each other in fast-paced, knowledge packed presentations. Experts from all over the world including MVP’s, Guru’s, and PowerShell team members, will once again join together for a few days in Bellevue to discuss and learn how to maximize using PowerShell in the workplace. If you want to share your PowerShell expertise, then this is your official call to submit presentations for selection!

PowerShell Summit North America 2014 will be held April 28, 29, and 30 at the Meydenbauer Center on Northeast 6th Street in Bellevue, WA.

Topic Areas – What we are looking for

We are looking for 45-minute presentations covering a wide aspect of PowerShell expertise. We have three main topic areas that may assist you in building an abstract.

  • PowerShell Internals – A deep look into the inside workings of PowerShell and practical solutions that are built from them. These presentations are more focused on the PowerShell development community that is building extensions and solutions relating to PowerShell.
  • PowerShell in Production – These presentations are focused on domain specific PowerShell solutions for IT Pro’s such as managing Exchange, System Center, IIS, SharePoint, VMware and more.
  • PowerShell Features Deep Dive – These presentations are a deep look into configuring and working with PowerShell features and capabilities such as PowerShell Remoting, PowerShell Web Access, Reporting and more.

We are open to presentations across the entire ecosystem that has been built around PowerShell; so don’t hesitate to send an abstract for your particular area of expertise. And don’t think, “oh, I can’t do a presentation!” We aren’t looking for Toastmasters winners – we’re looking for folks to be a part of the community! Take the leap and present! Each session is only 30 minutes, with 15 minutes for Q&A!

Presentation submissions – What you should send to us

Presentations will be 45-minutes in length (planning for 30-40 minutes of material and 5-15 minutes of Q&A) and the submission should include the following:

  • Presentation Title
  • Presentation abstract – a description of the presentation and the topics covered. 100 words or less and suitable for marketing.

You can submit multiple presentations in the same topic area or for different ones.

What you get if you present

It depends a bit on how many sessions you’re presenting, but in general our goal is to provide free admission to the Summit, a hotel room, and a stipend toward your airfare. If you’re only doing one session, don’t expect the full package – but if you’re doing three, we’ll try and cover all of those things. If your topics are selected, we’ll work with you to see what accommodation is most important to you, and how much we can help within our budget.

In return, we also ask that you help publicize the event.

Presentation submission deadline – When you should send it by

Start sending your presentation submissions immediately! The selection committee will start selecting presentations as soon as they arrive so you don’t want to miss out. The last day we will accept presentation submissions will be September 27, 2013.

Send your proposals to [email protected] Please either put multiple proposals in a Word doc, or send just one proposal in the body of an email, so that we can track these more easily.

When you will know you’ve been selected

The selection committee will start reviewing submissions immediately and begin the selection process. You will be informed if one or more of your presentations have been selected and sent a contract on or before October 18, 2013. You will need to return the signed contract by October 25, 2013.

The final agenda will be announced early November and posted on PowerShell.Org.

We look forward to your submissions and your help in making PowerShell Summit North America 2014 the most valuable IT/Dev conference of the year!