SINGLE & 2+ SPEAKER PRESENTATION:
Issue-oriented, provides concrete examples, and contains both practical and theoretical information. Postmortems and case studies are included in this category. In multiple speaker presentations each speaker should present on different subjects with unique points of view.
Topical, visionary, inspirational – that’s what we are looking for on our keynote stage. Keynote speakers can be C-level, network architects, venture capitalists, and other visionaries.
Panels take many different viewpoints on a topic or issue and combine them in one debate session with a moderator. Debate among panelists (with very different opinions) is welcome and audience participation time should be accounted for.
FULL OR HALF-DAY WORKSHOPS:
Workshops teach attendees new skills and a new understanding of a subject. Think of this as informal classroom training. It can be interactive; you can have the attendees work in teams; give them challenges; include competitions. The result of the time period must be that the attendee feels they've learned something truly useful in Information Technology. This can be a skill, a method, theory, technology/area of study or even the mastery of a tool.