PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit 2021: Calling All Speakers!

Hello PowerShell and Automation family!

I hope you’re getting excited for the PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit 2021! I can’t wait to get back to seeing fantastic demos, exploring new topics and learning from others. I have written in the past about how the Summit 2021 event will be a little different because of it being a virtual event. But even though we won’t be together in person, there is one thing about Summit you expect over the years: AWESOME DEMOS!

The speakers that present at the Summit are some of the best and brightest minds in the community, and Summit 2021 will be no different. PowerShell Summit has always been known for having expert-level content, and Summit 2021 will continue that tradition. We’re looking to fill about 35 speaking slots and we’re looking for interesting and thought-provoking submissions.

If you would like to be a presenter at PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit 2021, then you need to submit a proposal for your topic. Details about the submission process can be found at https://www.papercall.io/pshsummit2021, but let me give you a quick idea of what the process is like. The submission period has already begun and continues through January 15th, 2021. Once the period closes, we’ll review the submissions, pick our speakers, and notify them shortly after the close of the submission process. Speakers will have until March 15th to submit their first draft of their Summit talk, and then final versions will be due by April 15th.

So what kinds of topics are we looking for?

We’re looking for unique topics that talk about real-world problems and solutions. We want engaging content that grabs people and makes them want to come see your session! A general rule of thumb is that Summit sessions are demo heavy with lots of audience interaction but also light on the PowerPoint slides. Our attendees want to see the code and see it in action! Also Summit topics aren’t the same old, everyday topics you see elsewhere. We want unique, creative content that is exciting!

All sessions for PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit 2021 will be 45 minutes and will be pre-recorded. The presenters will host their sessions live and interact with attendees via chat, but the content they share will be pre-recorded. When you submit a topic, it is expected that you understand you will be able to record your content and edit it as necessary. We understand that not everyone is sure if their topic is the right fit for the Summit. If you would like to ask Summit organizers questions about the submissions process or want input on your idea for a topic, please contact us via [email protected] . We’re happy to discuss proposed sessions and offer some feedback. You can also reach Summit organizers on the #conferences channel inside the PowerShell Slack and Discord forums.

There’s plenty more detail at https://www.papercall.io/pshsummit2021 , so make sure you stop by and read up on all the details. The deadline for submitting your proposal ends January 15th! Get those submissions submitted ASAP and start getting ready to build your outstanding demos!

Good luck and and I am looking forward to seeing all the amazing content at Summit!

About Mike Kanakos

Active Directory pro, PowerShell fanatic, sysadmin, contributing author to the PowerShell Conference Book, Co-organizer of @RTPSUG user group, tech blogger AND speaker at PowerShell Summit 2019!!!

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