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TechEd’07 Call for Papers is Now On!   In case you missed it (but how could you?), the TechEd’07 “call for papers” is open.    All you have to do to play an active role — and gain real, tangible benefits — is to submit a proposal with your topic.   Deadline Extended to This Sunday   The original deadline of May 2nd has been extended to midnight (U.S. Pacific time) on Sunday May 6th for you to propose a presentation topic.     From those submitted, our SDN and BPX community members will select 45 to be presented… 15 at each of three locations.    Big Benefits for Presenters   If you’re one of those selected to present at TechEd’07, you’ll get a 60-minute time slot on the stage with a microphone, lectern, projector, and a roomful of interested and supportive attendees.  You’ll also get more than your 60-minutes of fame.    TechEd presenters get a free lecture-only ticket to either Las Vegas, Munich, or Bangalore.    Presenters also get loaded-up with 130 SDN and BPX points as our show of appreciation.    Some will be immortalized on video and featured in our “Premium Access Zone” (PAZ) for replay by all of the full-ticket TechEd attendees, and by anyone else who chooses to purchase PAZ access.    It’s alot of fun to be at the center of the action at TechEd.  Not convinced?  … Just check-out these photos and these videos.    Best of all, you receive the adoration and appreciation of colleagues for sharing your knowledge, experience, and wisdom so that others can learn from and adopt your ideas.  More Information, and Plenty of It   See SAP TechEd ’07 Calls for Your Session Proposals for plenty of good info on the process, timing, and other details.    Christina is our speaker wrangler, providing support and assistance, and offers Don’t Let Anxiety Keep You from Speaking at      SAP TechEd.    The official TechEd’07 websites jump-off from here, with individual sites for each of the locations in case you’d like more information on when and where.    And the TechEd session proposal submission page has everything else you need to know.   We Hope You’ll Take the Spotlight at TechEd’07   … but your first step is to submit by this Sunday May 6th at midnight.  
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  1. Mark Yolton Post author
    So maybe it’s because I’m old and withered, or maybe it’s because it’s late and I’m tired, but I just realized that May 6th is **Sunday** not Friday.  Sheesh.  Upside: Now you have something to do this weekend!  (Apologies for day/date dyslexia…) 
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      1. Mark Yolton Post author
        Yet another benefit of being Down Under is that you get to take advantage of the timezones…

        I saw a fairly large number of people from Australia and New Zealand and South Africa at the Las Vegas event last year.  I guess folks from that part of the world (and English-speaking countries?) lean toward Vegas versus Munich or Bangalore?  I suspect there will be people from a variety of countries at each location this year…

        Nigel and others: I’ll be in in Melbourne the first week of June at the “Mastering SAP Technologies” conference (see this link: http://www.masteringsap.com/tech/index.php).  Mark Finnern will be there, as will Thomas Jung, Marco ten Vaanholt from the BPX community, a keynote by Simon Dale…  We’re holding a “Community Day” on the afternoon before it kicks-off officially, so I hope to see SDNers and BPXers there in full force.  Please sign-up for “Community Day” when you register for the event. 

        Speaking of events, folks might want to keep an eye on this page (https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/events) since it’s where we list many of the recommended ones.  Going on right now is the SAP Technology Tour, which comes to ~50 cities around the world (see http://www.sap.com/company/events/technologytour2007/index.epx). 

        Regards,

        Mark Yolton

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        1. Nigel James
          Sounds great Mark. But as an ex-pat Australian now living in London you are more likely to see me in Munich.

          So make sure you vote for my presentation when voting opens! (Cheeky grin – or is that a feisty grin Marilyn?)

          Cheers,

          Nigel

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  2. Federico Babelis
    Hi Mark:

    I was a presenter last year in Las Vegas, unfortunately for me the video recording of the session took place in Europe!

    For TechEd 2007, are you planning to record session in Las Vegas?

    Regards!
    Federico G. Babelis

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    1. Christina Miller
      Hi Federico, we are still determining which location we’ll record the SAP TechEd ’07 sessions.  Once we know the location we are recording, we’ll let all the approved speakers know.
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  3. Mark Yolton Post author
    Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal for a topic at TechEd’07.  Between the internal-SAP (primarily product management, services…) and the community submissions (including those from SDN and BPX members, ASUG…), we have more than 500 topic proposals, and we’re still counting.  TechEd’07 will be great this year.  If you want to put your name on the pre-registration list, click on the “Events” section in the top-level navigation. 
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