FAQ

Call for Submissions

The Call for Submissions opens 17 December 2018.

Take part in our Call for Submissions! To submit your session idea, please register on our website and submit a new session form for each idea. A detailed description can be found below. The more concise the information you submit, the easier it is for us to rate your session.

There are 20 and 40 minute slots. You can let us know your preference in your proposal.

Yes of course. However, we do not accept product presentations or company marketing presentations. If your company is interested in a collaboration or sponsoring Berlin Buzzwords, please contact us at partner@berlinbuzzwords.de.
 

As a speaker you will get free accomodation during the conference at a nearby hotel for two nights .

Being a community event we cannot pay our speakers, sadly. However, we will cover your accomodation expenses.
 

You can resell your ticket and there are usually plenty of thankful takers to be found. You can also make a cancellation (however you will have to pay cancellation fees).
 

Your talk needs to be final and complete on the day your are holding it. You do not need to send the final version to us before, however your short session description will be published online before the conference. In order to get readers interested in your session and make them come and see you talk, keep the description short (limited to 2,000 characters) but pack the most important points / questions into it. 

We will let you know by email in the middle of March 2019.
 

The Call for Submissions ends on February 17 2019. Abstracts submitted after this date or which reach us through other channels cannot be accepted.
 

Selection criteria include: the quality and completeness of your abstract and how well it fits into the program. Talks and workshops should concentrate on the implementation of systems, technical topics, real world applications, and case studies. You can find more hints and information here.
 

We need information concerning your session idea including the topic, a brief description of the content, format (long or short talk), experience level, as well as some information about yourself.
 

1. Go to the registration page. (If you have already participated in a previous Berlin Buzzwords you only need to update your profile. For this you need to log in on the home page with your username and password. If you have forgotten your username or password you can reset it. On the main page you will see the note “Berlin Buzzwords 2019: subscribe to event”, click on it and you will be asked "Are you sure you want to join the group Berlin Buzzwords 2019?". Click “Join”. You will return to the main page, now click on "Dashboard" and go to "Add Session" in order to submit your new abstract).

2. You can already start to fill out your speaker profile. Please note that your speaker profile must be fully completed by February 17th 2019 for your session to be accepted.

3. Choose your username. You will need your username to log In.

4. Enter a valid e-mail address.

5. After completing the registration you will be forwarded to the home page and receive an activation link via your submitted e-mail address. Please note that this might take up to 15 minutes depending on your e-mail provider, please also check your spam folder. Click the link and set a password.

6. In the menu you will find:

  • User Dashboard: Here you will find your profile information. Click edit and you will find your user account were you can change your e-mail address and password as well as your "Speaker profile".
  • If you go to "Events > Dashboard" you can create a session proposal with > "Add Content" and simply fill out all the fields relevant to your session proposal.

7. Go back to the User Dashboard by clicking “My account”. You will find your submitted proposal which you can edit as necessary under “My content”

8. Feel free to save and continue at a later date – but remember: your session needs to be completely filled out by February 17th 2019.

9. Add speakers to your sessions. If you are planning on having several speakers in your session, all of them need to register and create a profile. Once you know their username, go to “My content” open the session, click “Edit” and add the usernames to the "Speaker(s)" field in the form.

No, you only need to update your account. You will find the log In section in the right column of the home page. Log in with your username and password. If you have forgotten your username or password, you can reset it.

On the main page you will see the note “Berlin Buzzwords 2019: subscribe to event”, click on it and you will be asked "Are you sure you want to join the group Berlin Buzzwords 2019?". Click “Join”. You will return to the main page, click now on "Dashboard" and go to "Add Session" in order to submit your new abstract.

It is possible to change your session at any time. However if you change it after the "Call for Submissions" deadline on February 17 2019, please notify us and we will get back to you.