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call for speakers

call for speakers

We’re seeking industry experts with amazing stories of how technology is transforming the way we work. Will you answer the call?

Come share your experience at the 2018 Trimble Dimensions User Conference – a premier opportunity to showcase your success and share how innovation has helped to boost your business. We’re planning an action-packed agenda and need dynamic speakers to inform and inspire industry peers from around the globe at this unparalleled combination of education, innovation and networking.

Review the guidelines below for submission requirements. Proposals must be received no later than end of day June 1, 2018. Presentations are selected based on strength of topic and relevance to the industries we serve and will be notified of their status beginning July 16, 2018.

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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.

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
Key Questions to Ask When Picking Your Presentation Topic

proposal requirements

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.
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.
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…”
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.

speaker benefits

Accepted speakers and co-speakers (limited to one each per presentation) receive a special registration rate of $495 – that’s $1,100 less than a full conference pass. This includes access to the complete Dimensions experience including:

  • 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 (PDH)

One of the unique qualities of Dimensions is the opportunity to earn 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

contact us

If you have questions about submitting a proposal, the selection process, or Trimble Dimensions User Conference in general, please email us.