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Speaker Center

This center is designed to help speakers and instructors plan their engagements at Interop Las Vegas. The conference will take place May 2 - 6, 2016 at:

Mandalay Bay Convention Center
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119


As a speaker at Interop Las Vegas, you will receive complimentary registration to the conference and we will take care of your registration. You can retrieve your Speaker Badge at Speaker Services located in Reef C on the 2nd level of the South Convention Center. Download a printable version of the venue floor plan. 

Important Dates & Deadlines

March 29Additional Audio Visual Requests Due
April 6Hotel Reservations Cut-off
April 11Presentation Slides Due
April 18Submit Signed Speaker Agreement to Jessica Horst

Contact Us

Jessica Horst

Event Operations Manager
Office: 415.947.6399

Madeleina Halley

Program Specialist
Office: 415.947.6167

Speaker Benefits

As a speaker, you get access to many benefits throughout the event cycle. Please note: speaker benefits are non-transferrable.


As a speaker, your name, title, company, and biography will be featured on the Interop Las Vegas 2016 website. See your listing.


We welcome you, as a speaker, to attend the entire event, including all conference sessions, workshops, demonstrations and exhibits, as well as all meals and social functions. You will be exempt from any conference registration fee.


You will receive three complimentary session passes to be used in the session in which you are speaking from Speaker Services when you arrive on-site at the event. These passes can be given to three guests of your choice. Please note each guest will need to register for a complimentary expo pass to use in conjunction with the session pass. These passes are not valid for Interop workshops taking place Monday, May 2 or Tuesday, May 3. 

Single Session Passes are only valid for the Interop Las Vegas 2016 Conference on Wednesday, May 4 - Friday, May 6. They are not valid for pre-conference Workshops on Monday, May 2 or Tuesday, May 3. 


Speaker Services is a place for you to relax, prepare for your session or have small meetings. You will have access to Speaker Services during the conference located in Reef C at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Speaker Services will be open:

Monday, May 27:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday, May 37:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday, May 48:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday, May 58:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday, May 68:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Invite Your Friends and Colleagues to Interop Las Vegas!

Give your friends and family a 25% discount* with code SPEAKERVIP on the on-site price of the 5-Day, 3-Day and 2-Day passes. All passes include access to the Exhibition, Keynotes, and a full calendar of free sessions.  


Pass TypeYour DiscountPrice After DiscountOn-Site Price

* 25% off discount applies to 5-Day, 3-Day or 2-Day passes. Discount calculated based on the on-site price and not combinable with other offers. Offer good on new registrations only.


Most Social Speaker 
Be named our Most Social Speaker! The speaker who posts the most tweets* containing “@interop" by April 29, 2016 will win a $500 Amazon Gift Card. *Must have sent a minimum of 10 tweets/posts.

If you haven't already, “Like” Interop and RSVP for Interop Las Vegas. Invite your friends to become fans, and post information on the Interop page about your session.

Join our Group and start a discussion around your session and invite your friends to join the discussion.

Follow us @interop and use #interop in related tweets and we'll retweet as appropriate.

Email Signature Badge 

Add an “I’m speaking at Interop Las Vegas” badge to your blog or website. This badge should be linked to:

If you have a site, blogging about your presence at the event is a great way to generate pre-event buzz. Interop would love to reblog you on our community on InformationWeek, so please let us know if you have any pieces in the works. Contact Susan Fogarty with your ideas. 

Share Your Discount

Share on Facebook

“I’m speaking at Interop in Las Vegas, May 2-6! Use my code SPEAKERVIP for 25% off the on-site price of 5-Day, 3-Day and 2-Day passes. Make sure to register with this code by Friday, April 29.

Share on Twitter

“I'm speaking @Interop in Las Vegas, May 2-6. Get 25% off Conference Passes with code SPEAKERVIP! #interop

Public Relations Tools for Speakers: Press Release Guidelines

Interop offers an impressive blend of media, exhibitors and attendees to target for an announcement about your participation, and we encourage you to write and distribute news. Please follow these press release guidelines:

    • Event boilerplate should be included in the press release (see boilerplate below).
    • The date and location of the event should be included in the first paragraph: Interop Las Vegas is happening May 2 - 6, 2016 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
    • If you would like to include a quote from Interop GM, Jennifer Jessup, send your release and suggested quote for review and approval to Jamie Miller at Please allow 24-48 hours turnaround time.


Interop is the leading global IT infrastructure event series, offering in-depth education alongside a showcase of emerging technologies in an independent, vendor-neutral environment. For 30 years, Interop has brought the IT community together to explore the latest in network infrastructure, encouraging collaboration, and interoperability. Through dynamic conference programs, Interop helps professionals at all career levels leverage the network, systems and applications that enable business innovation. The Interop Expo and InteropNet Demo Lab provide immersive, hands-on experiences, while connecting enterprise IT buyers with leading suppliers. Interop Las Vegas is the flagship event held each spring, with an annual event in Tokyo and Cloud Connect China in Shanghai. For more information, visit Interop is organized by UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc (UBM.L), an Events First marketing and communications services business. For more information, visit