Every speaker must agree to the following terms and conditions in order to be accepted:

PRESENTATION DEADLINE

When your proposal has been approved, all speakers must agree to provide their final presentation in PowerPoint or PDF form to DATAVERSITY no later than September 29, 2017. This is necessary to prepare the conference materials. Speakers who do not meet this deadline risk being replaced on the program.

 

By accepting this invitation, the speaker agrees to the standard copyright and reproduction terms of this event. These terms are:

  • Copyright in original presentation material remains with the speaker.
  • DATAVERSITY® (and/or related entities) is granted the right to record, reproduce and distribute each presentation in all forms of printed and electronic conference materials, including, but not limited to, the non-attendee conference proceedings, printed attendee notes, conference-related web sites, and audio and/or video recordings (digital and/or analog), without royalties or fees payable to speaker.

 

NO SALES PITCHES

All sessions will be rated by the audience for commercial content. Any speaker who is judged by the audience to have made an inappropriate sales pitch for his/her own company, book, product or service (except during Sponsored presentations) or whose presentation is otherwise deemed objectionable during a conference session risks having their presentation interrupted and/or halted, and may not be invited to participate at future conferences.

 

By accepting this invitation, speaker agrees that he/she has the legal and financial permission from his/her company or others to make the presentation under the terms outlined herein and that the presentation shall not infringe the rights of any third party. If you do not have approval at this time, you may accept the invitation but must indicate your restrictions and/or approval time-frame in the comments field on the proposal form.

 

  1. 1Registration Fees - Please note the registration requirements for your speaking category carefully:
    • For Tutorial, Keynote, Conference Session and Panel presentations, one speaker for each proposed and selected presentation is granted a free pass to the entire conference.
    • Additional speakers who were originally nominated in the speaking proposal must register and pay for their conference attendance at a significantly discounted rate of 80% off. Such registration must be completed at least one month prior to the start of the conference in order to be included in the conference program and materials.
    • Additional speakers who were not originally nominated in the speaking proposal must register and pay for their conference attendance at the regular registration rates prevailing at the time of their registration. Such registration must be completed at least one month prior to the start of the conference in order to be included in the conference program and materials.
    • For Lightning Talks - each speaker must register and pay for their conference attendance with our Additional Speaker discount of 80% off. Such registration must be completed at least one month prior to the start of the conference in order to be included in the conference program and materials.
    1. Expenses - Keynote, Seminar, Workshop, and Tutorial Speakers will be reimbursed for travel and living expenses within the guidelines HERE; other speakers are responsible for their own travel and living expenses.
  2. 3Honorarium for Half-Day Sessions (Tutorials & Workshops):
    • $500 per half-day (3 hours and 15 minutes), plus a $250 bonus for submitting final presentations by the deadline of September 29, 2017.
    • No other speakers/presentations receive an honorarium of this kind.
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