Call For Speakers
The Trimble Dimensions 2018 Call for Speakers for is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a presentation proposal. We had an impressive response and are currently reviewing everything. All speakers will be informed of their status by August 1, 2018.
Approved speakers will receive a $900 discount off the early-bird registration rate, and those whose proposals are declined will receive an offer to register at the early-bird rate.
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Presentation Proposal Handbook
Check out the Presentation Proposal Handbook for presentation topics, content templates, and other helpful tips. It’s designed to guide new speakers to success and offer reminders to those who’ve done it before.
Planning Your Presentation
Dimensions includes attendees from multiple industries, ranging from those just launching their careers to seasoned experts. Along with presentations that appeal to a general audience, we want to address the specific interests of new, experienced and expert users across all industries we serve.
Accepted speakers will be assigned a session time based on the topic and content of their presentation. Standard sessions are one hour long, including check-in and Q&A.
The ideal presentation will:
- Tell a story that inspires and educates
- Be non-commercial (no sales pitches)
- Solve a common industry-specific problem
- Discuss best practices or new technology trends
- Provide software/product tips and tricks
- Demonstrate special features of new tools/technology
- Include measurable increase of productivity/profitability
- Interest a significant number of attendees
- Offer clear takeaways for attendees
The ideal speaker will have:
- Experience using software/products discussed
- Technical proficiency and subject matter expertise
- Excellent communication skills
- Passion for sharing knowledge with others
The submission process for Dimensions 2018 is smoother than ever. Basic requirements include title, abstract, learning objectives and speaker biography. All presentations must be educational and non-commercial.
The title is the first thing people see, so it helps to have one that sparks curiosity. A great title summarizes key concepts, promises relevant benefits and provides a sense of urgency.Formulas for attention-getting titles
Successful abstracts provide a concise summary of the topic, and include challenges addressed, successful solutions, and discussion topics. They may also describe a format, such as case study, demo or lab session.Ingredients that make a great abstract
Three short learning objectives are required, which should be action-oriented, related to skills and knowledge, and complete the sentence, “After this presentation, attendees will be able to…”Fill-in-the-blank formats for objectives
Not everybody has experience presenting, or academic degrees in their area of expertise. That’s fine. No specific credentials are required. Just include whatever experience makes you an expert on your topic.Brief biography structures to stress your strengths
All approved speakers receive a $900 discount off the early-registration rate and full access to the Trimble Dimensions experience.
- Keynotes, Expo, and sessions
- Hands-on training at our off-site facility (based on availability)
- Most meals on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
- Special Expo reception event
- Surprise customer appreciation event
- Opportunities to earn PDH credits
Speakers are responsible for all other expenses, including travel, lodging, transportation, additional meals and incidentals.
Professional Development Hours
One of the unique qualities of Dimensions is the opportunity to earn Professional Development Hours (PDH) credits for attending presentations. All PDH accredited presentations must meet the minimum standards for a continuing education opportunity, as defined by our partners at Missouri University of Science and Technology.
We strive to have as many presentations as possible offer PDH credits and have structured our proposal submission process to ensure that happens. Key among the requirements is that presentations be educational and have no commercial overtones. Proposals with any hint of sales promotions for companies, products or services will be dismissed.
For additional information on PDH: Presentation Proposal Handbook