The Iowa Technology Summit Powered by Wellmark will unite Iowa’s technology community in an event to educate and connect current and future IT leaders.
The Iowa Technology Summit convenes creators and consumers of technology from Startups to Fortune 500 companies including technology executives and technical teams from industries such as technology, manufacturing, agriculture, insurance, financial services, and healthcare. This day long event is designed for sharing of ideas and real-world experiences, with the goal of elevating Iowa's technology industry and establishing Iowa as a technology state.
The Iowa Technology Summit kicks off with an opening party on Monday evening, October 1st, followed by a full day of high-impact, engaging content and conversation on October 2nd.
Q: What does the planning committee look for when reviewing applications?
A: The committee is primarily looking for a for a well thought out and comprehensive application that will provide an educational opportunity for the audience, and is NOT a sales pitch.
The presentation should be based on experiences that demonstrate strong leadership in solving today’s complex technology challenges
The presentation should offer practical information that the conference attendee can take back and apply to their organization
If the presentation is conceptual, it should use real-world examples showcasing possible applications
The content delivered should be specific, in-depth and appropriate for experienced technical professionals or executives
Q: How much time will I have for my presentation?
A: Breakout and panel presentations will be given 50 minutes each.
Q: When and how will I know if I’m selected to speak?
A: All speaker applicants will be notified of their selection status (accepted or declined) via email mid-June
Q: If I’m selected, when are my presentation materials due?
A: The deadline to submit final presentation materials is September 12, 2018. This lead-time ensures your session content is prepared and allows ample time to prepare for your onsite delivery.
Q: What is the typical makeup of the audience
A: Audiences for breakout and panel sessions are typically made up of 40 - 70 technology professionals and leaders.
Q: Will there be media in attendance at my session?
A: Possibly. The Iowa Technology Summit typically does attract journalists, who may attend your session, and could reference your presentation in their report.
Q: Will I have access to AV when I present?
A: Yes, a screen, projector, and basic audio will be available for all presenters. However, slide decks are not required.
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