Call closed 11:59pm 09/08/2011 EDT.
Update: we’ve extended the call for participation until Thursday, September 8. Procrastinators beware, this is your final chance to submit a proposal. We won’t be extending it any further after this deadline.
It’s midsummer, and we’re already working on the sixth annual Tools of Change Conference (February 13-15, 2012 in New York City). The focus at TOC 2012 will be on data, design, development, and deployment—where the cutting edge of technology converges with the art, craft, and business of publishing. If you have a presentation you’d like to make or a session you’d like to lead, we’d love to hear from you. Topics we’re especially interested in include publishing-related advanced technical sessions, in-depth explorations of successful experimental publishing models, and the latest research from industry experts.
The following list is what we’ve been thinking about for TOC 2012, but there’s no need to limit your proposals to the topics below. Ultimately, we’re interested in what most interests you.
We’re looking for presentations and sessions that will help our attendees:
Submitting a video clip of the speaker or speakers with your proposal is mandatory this year. Proposals that don’t include a link to a video clip of the speaker giving a talk or somehow showing us what their presenting skills are like will not be considered. If you don’t have video of the speaker(s) in action at an event, please create a very short clip (2-3 minutes) of the presenter(s) proposing his/hers/their session. We don’t care at all about the quality of the video; we care about the quality of the speakers. Feel free to use your phone or Flipcam to take the video, and don’t worry about editing it in any way. If your video isn’t already online, post it to a third-party site (YouTube is fine), and then share the link with us.
We’d love to see proposals that go beyond “talking heads” panels and speech-style presentations with slide decks. Tell us how you plan to organize and present your information; keep in mind we are especially interested in presentations with a conversational or interactive format.
We are currently accepting submissions for:
We’ll be doing a separate call for Ignite talks and Startup Showcase companies later this year. Make sure you are following us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and are signed up for the TOC email bulletin to be notified when they open.
A limited number of speaking opportunities are also available through conference sponsorship. Contact Sharon Cordesse at (707) 827-7065 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The submission deadline for all proposals is August 29. Submit a proposal today!
August 29 extended until September 8
Proposers Notified of acceptance by: November 1
Registration Opens: October
For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Sharon Cordesse at email@example.com
Download the TOC Sponsor/Exhibitor Prospectus
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