Welcome to the 2013 Speaker Center!
The conference will be located at:
San Jose Convention Center
150 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA 95113
|Friday, February 22||Signed Speaker Agreement Due *|
|Friday, March 22||Presentation Slides Due|
|Friday, March 22||Technical White Papers Due|
* Note: We require all DESIGN West 2013 speakers to sign and return a speaker agreement. This agreement confirms your intent to speak at the event, and gives the DESIGN West Conference the right to post your contributions to the online conference proceedings while you maintain your right to use your work elsewhere.
As a speaker, you will receive complimentary admission to DESIGN West 2013. There is no need to register for specific classes. You will receive an All-Access badge which will allow you access to all classes and special events, including the keynotes and show floor parties!
|Sunday, April 21||3:00pm – 5:00 pm|
|Monday, April 22||7:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday, April 23||7:00am – 7:00pm|
|Wednesday, April 24||7:30am – 5:30mp|
|Thursday, April 25||8:00am – 3:00pm|
Your name, bio, and course description are featured on our website and listed in our onsite printed guide. We will also be conducting an aggressive PR campaign, designed to increase interest in the conference and your presentation.
As a conference program speaker at DESIGN West, it is your responsibility to submit an electronic version of both your presentation slides and a technical white paper (1,500 words) that will be posted to the Proceedings website for registered attendees to download prior to the conference. Please do not send hardcopies of these materials. These should be submitted electronically via the directions below.
Each of the conference session rooms will include the following:
Submit your presentation slides in both PDF and native file formats and your technical white papers in PDF format. We will not distribute or post the PowerPoint (or other native files). Place the class title, the class code and your name prominently at the beginning of each document.
When you submit a PDF, please prepare presentation file with two slides per page (handout view).
Please use the DESIGN West 2013 PowerPoint template included in the Speaker Kit and below.
Please use standard fonts in your presentations (ie: Calibri, Arial, Times New Roman and Courier). Doing so will minimize the chances of conference attendees having difficulty viewing your notes.
Ideal material includes general session overviews, copies of slides and/or files, notes, diagrams, and problem solving exercises. The content of your notes will depend on the format of your actual presentation.
Insert the graphics in your document. Do not "link" the graphics to your document. All graphics, pictures, charts, figures, etc., should be inserted (embedded) into your electronic file.
Please Note: If you do not have an FTP program such as Filezilla you will need to use Internet Explorer 6 (Internet Explorer 7 or later will not work and you will need to use Windows Explorer). If you open My Computer, you can just type the address into that address bar.
If your files are under 8MB, you may submit via email to Travis Tabet at .
*If you are using and FTP program like WSFTP, or are on a Mac and using Fetch or some other software:
If you're not already, become a fan of DESIGN West. Invite your friends to become fans as well. Post information on the DESIGN West page about your session.
Join the LinkedIn Group and start a discussion around your session and invite your friends to join the discussion.
Follow us at https://twitter.com/#!/ubmdesign. Use #designwest-related tweets and we'll retweet as appropriate.
Add a "Join Me At DESIGN West" or a "I Am Speaking At DESIGN West" badge to your blog or website.
DESIGN West offers an amazing audience to target for an announcement about your participation. No other event brings the same impressive and accessible blend of media, exhibitors and attendees together. We encourage you to write and distribute news about speaking at DESIGN West and have put together the following press release guidelines.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the following: