Last year we started a scholarship program to increase the inclusivity of our SAP TechEd events, providing free access to some community members who had never attended an SAP TechEd event in the past. This year, we are continuing that program, but with a simpler application process. We want to avoid creating additional obstacles for those who may already face other challenges that prevent them from attending. In addition, our events team has been working over the past few years to increase support and inclusivity for our diverse attendees with improvements such as a nursing room and a code of conduct for the event.
Who should apply?
Access to the networking and educational opportunities of attending a major tech conference can be career-altering and life-changing. We know that there are many people who cannot attend conferences for a variety of reasons, including everything from cost of attendance or lack of managerial support to lack of childcare or caregiver for a family member. With this scholarship program, we are hoping to eliminate at least one of those obstacles by providing a fully paid ticket to one of three SAP TechEd events for thirty community members.*
If you identify as a member of an underrepresented group within the tech industry, we strongly encourage you to apply. You’ll find a space on the application form to share how you feel bias, discrimination, systemic disadvantages, life circumstances, or other obstacles have prevented you from attending an SAP event in the past, or might prevent you from attending in the future.
Your community would love to get to know you! Winners will meet with one of our team members at the event to participate in a casual interview, which will be highlighted on the community homepage. If you’re looking for an opportunity to stand out from the crowd and take your SAP career to the next level, this is it.
Why attend SAP TechEd?
You’ll want to attend an SAP TechEd event to meet with other SAP professionals, attend learning sessions about a full range of SAP technology topics, and hear about what’s new with SAP technology. Check out the agendas here>>>
SAP TechEd is held in three locations each year. This year’s dates and locations are as follows:
Winners will also receive a special TechEd Explorer badge on their SAP Community profile.
How to Apply
To apply, simply fill out an entry form with your contact information and tell us a little bit about what attending this event would mean for you and your career. We are looking for extraordinary stories and Community members, so we want to know what might otherwise prevent you from attending the event, or what obstacles you’ve faced in the past that prevented you from attending.
Send your completed form to email@example.com. Incomplete or duplicate forms will not be considered.
This contest is open to anyone who has never attended an SAP TechEd event in the past.** Ten winners for each SAP TechEd event location will be selected based on the compelling nature of their entry forms. The contest will run from today, June 4, 2019 until Monday, July 15, 2019. Winners will be announced in the Community and will be notified via email starting the week of July 15, 2019. You may only apply for one location (duplicate entries will be discarded).
If you are ineligible to participate in this contest because you’ve attended SAP TechEd in the past, you may want to check out another opportunity to win a free ticket.
*Winners will be responsible for their own travel expenses.
**SAP employees and their families are not eligible to participate in the contest. See full rules for details and exclusions.