Submit (late) abstract

Submit your abstract!

Please use this form to submit a session abstract for Social Connections 9 (Stuttgart, 5/6 November 2015).

All sessions should be delivered in English (and thus the title and abstract should be in English too).

All accepted speakers will be granted complimentary access to the event (or have their paid tickets refunded), and are invited to an exclusive VIP reception. Unfortunately, travel and accommodation costs cannot be covered.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions about submitting a session or about presenting at Social Connections.

We are offering a selection of session durations:

  • 15 minutes - solely for Spotlight sessions (see below)
  • 30 minutes - the standard session length, used for ~75% of our session slots. You will increase your chance of being selected by opting for this session length
  • 60 minutes - for in-depth technical sessions, where it is difficult to get to grips with the content in 30 minutes

We are inviting sessions in the following tracks:

  • Administration - sessions relating to administering Social Business platforms. It could be the design and build of infrastructure, upgrading, managing users, migrating to the cloud, integration with other services or platforms etc. Sessions relating to cloud, hybrid or on-premise infrastructures are welcome! (30-minute and 60-minute slots)
  • Case Study - sessions focused on telling the story of existing Social Business projects. We love case studies! And the more honest the better! Ideally these sessions should feature at least one speaker from the company that uses the platform, but they could be accompanied by a vendor or partner. (30-minute slots only)
  • Development - how and why to develop for these services. We'd love you to share your tips, techniques and experience of developing solutions or applications, where you might hit issues, and how you overcome them. (30-minute and 60-minute slots)
  • Future of Work - sessions in this track should explore topics around the area of improving the productivity of individuals and organisations through the use of social technologies. (30-minute slots only)
  • Management - sessions that take a higher-level view of the issues, challenges and opportunities that surface when deploying social platforms. (30-minute slots)
  • Spotlight - this track is designed to give new (or experienced) speakers the chance to present a short session on a topic of their choice. Think of it as being akin to TED talks, but within the framework of Social Connections. You can choose to use a presentation deck or not, to prepare earnestly or to speak from the heart, the choice is yours. What we're after is insight, interest and passion - the rest is up to you! (15-minute slots only)
  • Sponsor - for those organisations that are sponsoring the event at Gold level or above, there is the option to submit a Sponsor session for the conference. (30-minute slots only)

The theme for the conference is 'Working Out Loud', so you may wish to give some thought to how your topic relates to this. You can take it any way you like - whether at an organisational-, team- or personal-level, or with regard to working with external parties or communities, and so on. It's not mandatory for the abstract to relate to the theme, but obviously it would be even better if it did.

Session track (see list above)*

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Session title * (max 140 characters)

Abstract * (max 1,000 characters)

Details - Speaker 1:

First name*:
Last name*:
Mobile / Contact number*:
Twitter ID:
LinkedIn profile:
Facebook page:
Company website:

Bio - this will be used for the site & handouts* (max 1,000 characters)

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Details - Speaker 2 (optional):

First name:
Last name:
Mobile / Contact number:
Twitter ID:
LinkedIn profile:
Facebook page:
Company website:

Bio - this will be used for the site & handouts (max 1,000 characters)

Profile picture* (Max 1 Mb)