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Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas

Care to Share? Yes, it’s Time to Talk TechEd – for non-SAP Speakers Only


Yes, we are all excited for ASUG Annual Conference and SAPPHIRE NOW but did you know call for presentations is now open for ASUG sessions at SAP TechEd Las Vegas?

The deadline to submit is May 26th.  Please note this is for non-SAP speakers only.  Submit your abstract here

Below are the tracks:

  • SAP Technology Innovation and Strategy [TEC]
  • IT Management [ITM]
  • Enterprise Analytics [EA]
  • Real-Time Data Platform [RDP]
  • Process Orchestration, Integration, and Portal [POP]
  • Custom Development [CD]
  • Security, Identity Management, and Single Sign-On [SIS]
  • Mobile [MO]

You can read this PDF for more details behind the tracks.  The site states “The ASUG Customer sessions are 1 hour lecture sessions.”

What are the benefits of presenting at SAP TechEd?

  • Complimentary lecture-only conference registration
  • SCN Contribution points
  • Opportunity to showcase your company and share your story
  • Awesome SAP TechEd speaker shirt
  • Outstanding speaker support in Las Vegas

Here are some tips to submit:     

  • Start with a clever title: one that will entice your audience (12 words or less)
  • Cover what you’ll be discussing thoroughly, but concisely.
  • Make sure to state if you expect your audience to have some minimum level of experience or knowledge – what are the prerequisites?
  • Ensure that your session will include robust technical content – how to guides, tips, and case studies

What is also new is to submit a track justification, explaining why your session would fit the tracks.  Did you miss TechEd last year?  If so check out the great SAP TechEd photo gallery here.

Please note, per the speaker site: “SAP TechEd does not reimburse for speaker’s time, travel or hotel.  Important – Make sure to look through the site and reach out to with any questions.”

ASUG volunteers welcome your submissions.

Could this be you, meeting the other speakers at the speaker reception?  Photo by SAP TechEd 2012 photographer/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/sapteched_211445.jpg

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      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan

      Hi Tammy,

      Thanks for blogging on this.  I think it's so important that SAP customers get a chance to show off their expertise and share their experiences - as they will at ASUG in 2 weeks.  The TechEd audience is much more, well, technical - which may make it easier on some perspective speakers.


      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Sue for your great comments and support.

      It is greatly appreciated.


      Author's profile photo Stephen Johannes
      Stephen Johannes

      The other thing for prospective speakers to keep in mind, is you don't need to present on "newest stuff" to get accepted.  In otherwords you don't need to make your presentation surround HANA to present.  If there is something you would like to share that even is on old-school ERP with a development/techincal focus you can still submit!

      It is also a great way for you to deepen your own personal understanding of a particular topic.  Even though you may think you know a topic very well, it is amazing how building the presentations will force you to pick up every single detail as part of you research. 

      As a speaker the support staff and resources are awesome!  In addition you will get a chance to meet way more many people than you might normally would by speaking.  I strongly encourage anyone on the fence about submitting an abstract to do so. 

      Take care,


      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Stephen - excellent points and you are right.  Once you build a presentation the better you understand it for sure.

      The speaker support team is great along with the AV team on-site in Las Vegas.  Plus, it's Las Vegas, home of the popular M&M store & more 🙂



      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Tammy,

      is something similar planned for Europe as well? it may be a bit harder as we don't know the venue yet, do we?  i was thinking about something like:

      Z. or like to game a system...or two

      Thanks for putting this out there.



      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Greg,

      Can you send your idea to saptechedspeaker . info @ sap . com for the European SAP TechEd?  We do offer customer sessions in EMEA and I'd like to forward your idea to the team that manages the selection of those sessions.



      Author's profile photo Sascha Wenninger
      Sascha Wenninger

      Could this be you?

      Well yes, matter of fact it is! And it's also Tara Rosenzweig listening to Tomas Krojzl explaining the difference between Sybase Replication Server and SLT for loading data into HANA! 🙂

      Thank you very much for an important blog! I always encounter people who are surprised that non-SAP employees are permitted to present at TechEd too, so hopefully this helps to promote this very important opportunity. I'll definitely be putting in an abstract or two again this year!

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      LOL 😉

      Thanks Sascha - that's why I selected this picture 🙂

      I appreciate your support.


      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks for pointing me out in the picture! TechEd was a great experience.

      Author's profile photo Nishan Dev Singh
      Nishan Dev Singh


      Thanks for sharing, and it's an wonderful opportunity for one to share there expertise and experience.

      -Nishan Dev

      Author's profile photo John Astill
      John Astill

      The speaker preparation room is also very well setup. A place for sanity amidst the information avalanche at TechEd.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      I was lucky enough to get a speaking spot at TechEd in Las Vegas last year. It was the first time I had been to a TechEd and it was an awesome experience. I highly recommend taking up the opportunity to share your story. I received a huge amount of support and encouragement and am so glad that I did it. It's amazing how much you can help others by just sharing your experiences. Every experience is valuable.

      Author's profile photo Jitendra Kansal
      Jitendra Kansal

      this is awesomeTammy. 🙂  

      Author's profile photo Wence Lacaze
      Wence Lacaze


      Excellent, really thanks for share this, :-)).

      You know if it's possible submit an abstract even if I'm not Sap Customer (I'm an independent consultant)

      Thanks again for you blog..


      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      As long as you are not an SAP employee, you may submit an abstract

      Sounds like you do not work for SAP, so yes, you may submit an abstract - customers, partners, consultants are all welcome to submit abstracts.

      Looking forward to your submission.



      Author's profile photo Mark Richardson
      Mark Richardson

      Wences -

      I am also an Independent Consultant, and regularly submit and speak at SAP and ASUG Events.

      Just submitted "User Influence becomes SAP Application : SAP BI 4.1 (System Configuration Wizard)" to both SBOUC and SAP TechEd (Las Vegas) - deadlines for both conferences are in the next week or so.