Session Submissions Opened for SSG Annual Summit 2015

Hello Geeks,

The second announcement about the SQL Server Geeks Annual Summit 2015 is out. For those who have attended the SQL Server Day on 17th January, 2015 in Hyderabad and Bangalore had a wonderful opportunity to witness it. We have opened up the Session Submissions for Speakers. If you want to be the guru of SQL, delivering a session at the most happening event of the year in Asia, this is your chance. Submit your session today for the SSG AS 2015 and talk about your submission. Who knows? It may get selected on the popularity and demand from the community. In addition you can also provide a sample video recording of your presentation skills to make the evaluation easier.




This is a wonderful opportunity if you want to speak on any SQL Server topic across the five tracks of Dev, DBA, BI, Cloud and Big Data. When it comes to networking, there is no better way than to interact face-to-face. SSG Annual Summit 2015 being the biggest gathering of SQL Server Professionals across Asia, what else could be a better platform to speak to over 1000+ audience who share the same passion as you, towards SQL Server? So, ARE YOU STILL THINKING? Start preparing your session details and submit it ASAP to become part the biggest SQL Conference in Asia.

Finally, a few guidelines on submitting the session.

Proposal Writing Guidelines

Use the following guidelines when submitting your session proposals. Failure to properly follow the guidelines may result in your submission being overlooked during the review process.

 Tips for Successful Submissions

  • Include content that is new, exciting, unique or significantly refreshed (if previously presented).
  • Take a solution-oriented approach; include real-life customer adoption examples where possible.
  • Focus on currently released technologies or the ones that are in beta.
  • Do not add any marketing information.
  • Focus on demos. Sessions with demos get better feedback.

 Writing Good Titles

  • A title should be succinct but have necessary info to entice the target audience to attend the session.
  • Avoid using a symbol, punctuation or a number as the first word of a title.
  • Do not use hyphens in titles. Use a colon instead.
  • No quotation marks are used in a title except around code names (very rarely).
  • No speaker names should be included in the title or abstract.
  • Titles are in Title Case Format.
  • Titles should not be too cute, nor too trendy, nor plagiarize.
  • Long product names should be included in the abstract to keep the title succinct.
  • Listing multiple or long product names in the title is less preferable to a succinct statement of the learner’s key take away after attending the session.

 Writing Good Abstracts/Descriptions

  • A good abstract describes the content targeted and may mention the intended audience and detail the level of complexity.
  • Use correct spelling and grammar.
  • Remove references to speaker qualifications, like being an MVP. That is included in the speaker bio.
  • Do not include the speaker name in the abstract.

 Submission Form Guidelines

  • Once you click on “Proceed to Session Submission”, you will be taken to the Speakers Login Page.
  • If you are a first time user, you will be required to Register and follow the submission process.
  • If you are a registered user, login with your credentials and submit a new session.
  • After submitting a session, you can refresh the page (F5) to view your submissions in a data grid below the form.
  • The submission form is for Breakout sessions. Each Breakout session is for one hour.
    Choose the correct level for your session. For example, Advanced sessions have more popularity.
  • Choose the correct track for your session.
  • Please do not use this form to submit pre-con sessions.

 YouTube Links

  • While submitting your bio, you can provide YouTube links of your videos. This helps the session selection committee to review your presentation skills.
  • While submitting session ideas, you can provide YouTube links of your videos in case you have presented the same session at an event before.
  • In case you do not have any online videos, you may consider recording one, upload on YouTube and provide us with the links. If session selection committee gets to watch your videos, it may increase the chances of your session selection.


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About Manohar Punna

Manohar Punna is a Microsoft Data Platform Consultant and a Data Platform MVP. In his day to day job he works on building database and BI systems, automation, building monitoring systems, helping customers to make value from their data & explore and learn. By passion Manohar is a blogger, speaker and Vice President of DataPlatformGeeks. He is a community enthusiast and believes strongly in the concept of giving back to the community. Manohar is a speaker at various Data Platform events from SQL Server Day, various user groups, SQLSaturdays, SQLBits, MS Ignite, SSGAS & DPS. His One DMV a Day series is the longest one day series on any topic related to SQL Server available so far.

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