The 2016 TUgis Advisory Committee is pleased to accept presentation proposals. Presentations can be one of the following: individual, panel, workshops, and lightning talks. In order to make submitting your proposal easy, we are excited to again be using our online submission platform.
To submit a presentation proposal you need to:
Panel presentations are a Question & Answer session with a panel of experts on a specific topic. The moderator of the panel will introduce the panelists and guide the dialogue to ensure the discussion stays on track and interesting. Panel presentations are not a collection of individual presentations, but a dialogue. Panel presentations are 90 minutes total. We are especially interested in topics such as: preparing for GISP certification, discussions around large data collaboration initiatives, or discussions about the local impact of changes to federal policy.
Mini Workshops should provide 90 minutes of hands-on technical training for a specific application or topic. Workshops will be held in state-of-the art computer labs that range from 15 to 35 seats. Workshops should involve the participants in an activity and teach them a new skill. In the past, successful workshops have had participants log into guest accounts; users have been able to save their work for future use; and many presenters produce training materials. Presenters are responsible for providing the software and other specifications to us by February 26, 2016. We are especially interested in topics such as: open-source GIS software; cloud services for hosting code, data, or mapping websites; IDE for python or JS coding; or how to customize apps for data collection.
Lightning Talks are 7 minute presentations presented in a fast-moving, exciting format. Each presentation can include a static poster, live demo, or utilize technology. Presenters are required to bring their own equipment. Internet access will be available.
All sessions and workshops will take place in smart rooms equipped with Microsoft Windows, MS Office 2007 suite, Internet access, LCD Projector with a minimum of 1024×768 resolution, and screens. Presenters are strongly discouraged from using their own laptops. Instead, all presentations should be loaded onto the podium computer beforehand from optical media (CD-ROM/DVD) or USB drives with native Windows XP drivers. Software demonstrations requiring internet access should not use the local wifi signal; please use the podium computer instead, or use the podium Ethernet cable and a guest account.
The TUgis Advisory Committee, with recommendations from the TUgis Program Sub-Committee, is responsible for reviewing and selecting presentations. Notification of decisions will be sent by e-mail by Monday, February 19, 2016.
Submissions will be evaluated according to their quality, which will be judged by the following:
All presenters are expected to register for the conference. To keep registration costs low for all attendees, a discount is not able to be offered for presenters. Registration information can be found here.
Submission Deadline is January 15, 2016
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