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What’s next for the Summit?

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By Molly Jin | Director of Education and Conferences

The 2017 Summit Call for Proposals is officially closed. Thanks to everyone who took the time to submit education session proposals for the 2017 Summit. This year, the Summit has a theme – “Gain the Edge to Get Results” – as well as restructured session types, both of which proposers kept in mind as they submitted 200 proposals for review.  So what happens next?

The conference committee is hard at work reviewing all 200 of these sessions and narrowing down selections into one comprehensive Summit education schedule. Right now, sessions are being organized and grouped by track. They will then be reviewed for content and relevancy to the field in order to be included in the program. Here are a few examples of what the conference committee uses as review criteria:

  • Does the topic hit upon the theme and demonstrate an unexpected, advanced, or less traditional way of looking at or fixing a problem?
  • Does the topic inspire people to stretch boundaries or achieve more?
  • Does the topic support or encourage leadership, help existing managers and decision makers improve their teams, increase collaboration, or connect with other executives?
  • Does the topic provide ‘ah ha’ moments and tangible takeaways?
  • Is the topic important for our industry?
  • Does the title and abstract grab the reviewer’s attention and make an immediate case for reading more about the session?
  • Does the session proposal demonstrate solid direction and purpose?

Important Dates to Remember:

  • November: Individuals who submitted proposals will be notified of their proposal status and whether their submission has been selected.
  • 1 December: Registration opens with the super-low Early Bird rate of $895
  • 7-10 May 2017: 2017 Technical Communication Summit at Gaylord National Resort, just outside of Washington, DC.

Whether you join us as a speaker or come as an attendee, we look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Summit! Visit the Summit website often for updates and new information.