Sharing is Caring – Submit your ASUG d-code (former SAP TechEd) Proposal
Share your knowledge by submitting an abstract for ASUG sessions at SAP d-code. It’s that time to submit your ASUG proposal to present at d-code Las Vegas, to be held October 20-24. For more information about the name change, see Chip Rodgers blog #SAPTechEd Expands to Become #SAPdcode!
Here are the details:
Call for submission opens: April 21 (today)
Call for submissions closes: May 25
For non-SAP speakers only
Here are the tracks:
There is one new track over last year and four new hot topics.
Please note the submission includes track story justification includes why this proposal/session helpful for attendees. For more details behind the tracks click here.
Frequently Asked Questions are as follows:
Q: Can I submit multiple abstracts?
A: Yes, multiple abstracts are welcome.
Q: Will ASUG reimburse travel expenses?
A: ASUG does not reimburse travel expenses but if your abstract is selected you will receive a complimentary registration to the event.
Q: How long are the sessions?
A: Education sessions are typically 60 minutes long, with a 45 minute presentation and 15 minutes question & answer.
Q: Why should I present?
A: This is an opportunity to showcase yourself and your company – plus you will get free registration to SAP d-code. You can be an attendee and learn from other customer stories and from the SAP experts at their sessions.
Q: Are multiple speakers allowed?
A: No, multiple speakers are not allowed.
Q: What type of presentation focus areas are available?
A: The Program Committee recommends that abstracts focus on best practices, return on investment, cost savings, lessons learned, “war stories”, or case studies.
Q: I submitted my abstract, what are the next steps?
ASUG Volunteers and SAP will review the abstracts – if selected, you will be notified in June/July.
Q: Why should I submit?
A: See Why (and How) You Should Become an SAP TechEd Speaker by Thorsten Franz
The site states:
“Approved speakers receive:
- Complimentary lecture-only conference registration
- SCN Contribution points”
Quote from Stephen Johannes, previous speaker:
“You don’t need to present on “newest stuff” to get accepted….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. ” – Stephen Johannes
Q: I’m experiencing logon issues and have additional questions
A: Contact email@example.com
Q: I’m ready. Where do I submit?
See this video from last year:
In this Cisco blog, Cisco says by sharing you “spark new ideas” Do I Really Have to Share? and “Good leaders should always be learning and then sharing that knowledge with others” – this is another reason to submit.
We definitely need good Enterprise Information Management content--please share your story with other customers.
I just submitted an abstract 🙂 .
The link to submit an abstract is not working for me. I log into the site and I see my profile for TechEd 2013. Nothing for d-code 2014. The only thing it allows me to do is open the profile. I can't even edit it.
Doh!. I'll send an email to the contact that you included in the blog. Didn't read that far down.
Hi Bruce - that is strange, unless you are an SAP employee? SAP employees are not allowed to submit.
I see d-code on my profile and others (including Karin) have said they have submitted.
Thanks for e-mailing the d-code speaker e-mail.
Thank you for your blog promoting it as well.
Chrissy (who responded) gave me a bit different URL to access (the arguments are different), which worked.
Event Content Management System
Hello Tammy 🙂
Great news on the opening for the call for papers for d-code's Las Vegas. Do you know when Berlin is taking applications?
Hi Justin - I only know the ASUG side since I am an ASUG volunteer - I don't know about the other d-codes
Please e-mail your question to firstname.lastname@example.org
thanks a lot.
I've had some information back from the D-Code content manager via the email address above that there are no external submissions for D-Code Berlin, which is a shame...
Although if you want to sign up as an exhibitor you get a speaker slot with it. 😉
Just to have this straightened out. The CFP is a general one for all SAP d-code conferences. Thanks again.
I am sorry, but, I do not believe that is correct. These sessions are ASUG related, so, that would mean it is only the SAP d-code in Las Vegas where these sessions are offered.
This is what is on the website when you submit an abstract for proposal:
Welcome to the SAP d-code speaker resource center!
Please review the following information before submitting your session proposal!
Dates and Locations
Las Vegas - October 20 - October 24, 2014
Hello Justin - Karin is right, this is only for ASUG sessions at Las Vegas.
The general SAP CFP for all locations (Las Vegas, Berlin and Bangalore) has been already taken place March 17 to April 13 2014. Session Selection has been finalized this week.
Karin and Tammy are right, the ASUG CFP is only for ASUG sessions in Las Vegas.
Let me know, if you have any further questions.
Tried to submit, but SAP PowerBuilder isn't included in the SAP Product list, which is a required field. Can it be added?
Please e-mail email@example.com with this question.
Thank you for submitting - we use PowerBuilder where I work too.
I would like to present regarding IDM, however my company is not yet an ASUG member. If we join by 25May can I still be considered (I have a submission in the system already) I wasn't aware of the membership requirement at the time. Feel free to PM or email me directly regarding this.
Yes, if you join by May 25 you can be considered.
Do I / my company need to be a ASUG member to submit abstracts for the event ?
Aravind - yes, you need to be an ASUG member per the submission guidelines
just to give you a little bit more inside.
One of the reasons for this is, that we don't have as much room capacities/space as we have in Las Vegas. So we are not able to offer the same process in Berlin. It is always a challenge in EMEA to find a place that is fitting for around 6,000 attendees.
Let me know, if you have any further questions.
Thanks for the further feedback. That is a shame but I understand the limits.
I was just wondering whether it has been started to communicate the acceptance/rejection notification to the abstract owners. As per the key dates , 16th June was the official communication date .
Hello Gairik - the plan is for them to be sent by ASUG sometime this week - the week of June 16th
cc Gretchen Lindquist
Thanks Tammy for your response.