Although many of the details are still being worked out we wanted to put out a quick post to announce the ShmooCon 2012 FireTalks CFP and solicit sponsors.
This year we are planning on having up to five 15-minute speaking slots each night depending on the final discussions the ShmooCon team is having with the conference hotel. We are hoping to accommodate many of the awesome submissions that ShmooCon was not able to accept due to the finite number of speaking slots. If you are already speaking at ShmooCon, please be considerate and leave submissions open to others. Other than that … the only thing we are looking for is a nice mix of established and new speakers.
To ease our submission load, we will be using the free EasyChair Conferencing System. We used it to handle submissions in the past and it worked nicely. It just requires that you create an account, login, and select New Submission from the top menu. From there just fill out as much information as you can and hit the Submit button. To get started head on over to the EasyChair SC2012FT portal.
Call for Sponsors
Similar to last year we will have prizes for the top 3 presentations and are looking for sponsors willing to put forward some awesome contributions (maybe a few iPads … one for the organizer too 😉 ). You’ll get your logo placed on the master ShmooCon 2012 Firetalks post, some of the update posts, and several mentions during the two night event.
Based on the last few years we are looking for three sponsors at around the $500, $300, and $200 levels. If you are interested in sponsoring, please contact @jack_daniel. If you have any problems contacting Jack, just mention it to me (@grecs) on Twitter or email us using our Contact Us form.