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Call for Speakers: Abstracts Now Being Accepted for ASUG Annual Conference 2016

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It is that time, where it is cold here in the Northern Hemisphere but it will be nice and warm in Orlando in May.  Call for abstracts are now being accepted for ASUG Annual Conference 2016 May 17-19, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.  ASUG Annual Conference is co-located with SAPPHIRENOW and is one of the largest SAP events in the world; last year I heard over 25K attended. This year ASUG is using the same submission site as last year with a few minor changes.

Where to start?

Go to this link and you may be prompted to create a new account

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When you enter your e-mail, either you have an existing account or you may be prompted to create a new account.  Note you must use your company’s e-mail address.

Why Should I Submit?

If your abstract is accepted, you attend the conference for FREE, you get the opportunity to share your knowledge and showcase yourself and your company.   I’ve also found when I presented that I learn far more than the audience.  It’s the rehearsal, preparation, and the process.

What are some tips to submit?

Some tips for your abstract:

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ASUG’s Jennie Moreau and Lisa Baker developed some materials, including the items shown above.  A catchy title is important, and customer stories are important.

I encourage you to submit before the deadline, December 30th, to ensure your abstract is in the proper track.

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ASUG’s Lisa Baker also compiled some best practices.  Lisa reviews each and every abstract, and yes, grammar and spelling count.

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To help you improve your chances of getting accepted, ASUG has a Speaker Submission Webcast – you can watch it here.

For Business Intelligence, we have had some topic changes this year, adding SAP Cloud for Analytics under the Agile Visualization track:

Business Intelligence, Business Warehouse, SAP HANA (BI/BW), Big Data, Cloud Analytics

Sub-topic areas are as follows:

o    BI/BW/HANA: Enterprise Data Warehouse & in-memory: BW, BW on HANA, HANA, Big Data, Suite on HANA (Live)

o    BI: Strategy: Roadmaps, strategy, upgrades, SAP Integration with BI4x

o    BI: Reporting: Web Intelligence, Crystal Reports

o    BI: Dashboards & Applications: Dashboards, Design Studio

o    BI: BI Platform, Security, Mobile BI (platform) and Semantic Layer

o    BI: Analysis: Analysis Office/OLAP/Business Explorer (BEx)

o    BI: Agile Visualization: BusinessObjects Explorer, SAP Lumira, Predictive Analysis, Cloud Analytics

What types of abstracts to attendees want to hear?We are conducting a survey now – take the survey today.  So far responses show that ASUG members want to hear customer stories.

If you have questions or technical issues with the site please contact speakers@asug.com

Submit your abstract here today

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      Author's profile photo Peter Langner
      Peter Langner

      Hi Tammy,

      thank you for sharing this. Is this oppurtunity for anybody or just for ASUG members?

      Regards,

      Peter

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

      Hi Peter -

      Thank you for your question.

      You don't have to be an ASUG member to submit, but if you are accepted to present, you will need to become an ASUG member.

      Author's profile photo Nigel James
      Nigel James

      and how does that work for people not in America?

      Author's profile photo Steve Rumsby
      Steve Rumsby

      You can join a user group affiliated to ASUG. It works for me through my membership of the UK user group.

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

      Nigel - just like Steve said, ASUG has complementary membership with user groups - I know Graham has presented before using his SAUG membership (SAUG members are also ASUG Members)

      Author's profile photo Leonardo De Araujo
      Leonardo De Araujo

      Hi Tammy,

      Thanks for pushing this forward.

      I've followed the link provided, logged in with my " previous year" account and I can only see the SAPPHIRE/ASUG 2015 (what is clearly this year's event).

      Am I doing something wrong?

      Thanks

      Leo

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

      Hi Leo -

      I am sorry for the trouble.

      Can you share a screen shot of what your are seeing?  Is there a dropdown where you might be able to select ASUG Annual Conference 2016?

      You can also contact speakers at asug.com with technical issues

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

      Leo - I also updated the blog to go to this link: http://bit.ly/ASUG16Submit - I've tried it on all browsers and it should take you directly to ASUG Annual Conference 2016

      Author's profile photo Leonardo De Araujo
      Leonardo De Araujo

      It works now. I have links to both 2015 and 2016.

      Thanks!

      😉

      Leo