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Wearables TechCon 2016 : Are you an expert Builder or Designer making the next generation of Wearable and Internet of Things computing devices?


When Jul 18, 2016 - Jul 20, 2016
Where San Jose, Ca
Submission Deadline Jan 20, 2016
Notification Due Feb 3, 2016
Categories    wearables   wearable   IOT

Call For Papers

Are you an expert Builder or Designer making the next generation of Wearable and Internet of Things computing devices?

Do you have solid teaching experience and credentials? If you answered yes to any of these questions, apply to speak at Wearables TechCon, July 18-20, 2016, at the San Jose Convention Center!

Wearables TechCon is for builders, buyers, designers and OEMs making the next generation of wearable and IoT computing devices. Attendee job titles may vary, but they will be relying on you to empower them to get the edge they need in developing, designing, and seeing the larger industry picture in verticals that include smart fabrics, fitness, healthcare, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, and smartwatches.

Wearables TechCon kicks off on Monday with 45-minute technical classes and panels. Tuesday and Wednesday contain dozens of more technical classes and panel sessions.

Your Proposal

When you propose a class, be clear about the objective. Expect to teach to your session description. For example, if you say that your session is advanced, it must be advanced. If you say your session is hands-on, it must be hands-on.

Tips for Getting Invited Back
No parachuting. We want you fully engaged in the show.
Get your agreement and other conference materials in on time.
Get your slides and other class and tutorial materials in by the deadline you have been given.
Do not pitch a product, service or book during your class or tutorial.
Start your class or tutorial on time and end on time.
Test your AV beforehand to ensure it will work. Also have a contingency plan in the event things don't work on site.
Make sure you can work offline in case there is a problem with the classroom wireless network.
Double-check that what you are teaching covers everything promised in your session title and abstract.
Talk up the conference and your participation via Twitter, your blog, and your professional network.
Share ideas to help make the conference content better, and recommend other excellent speakers.
In your session proposal, please include:
• The proposed title of your session. We reserve the right to change it to our style.
• A session description of 150 – 300 words. We reserve the right to change it to our style.
• If your session is a lecture format, or hands on with attendees following along on their laptops.
• Tell us if your session is Overview, Intermediate or Advanced. If you are unsure, please see our guide for session levels below.
• Explain what prerequisite skills or knowledge should be expected. Be specific!

Please also include the following speaker information in the proposal:
• Your bio of 125–150 words, with a summary of your teaching expertise. We reserve the right to change it to our style.
• Mailing and e-mail addresses, and phone number.
• Your hi-res digital headshot. See guidelines here:
• Twitter and blog addresses (if you have them).

• Business Development Managers
• Software Engineers
• VPs, Technology
• Design Engineers
• CEOs
• Project Managers
• Software Architects
• Hardware Designers • CTOs
• Design Architects
• Embedded Developers
• Designers
• App Developers
• Product Managers
• System Architects
• UI Designers

Katie Serignese-Flash
Director of Conference Programs
+1-631-421-4158 x128

Speaker Deadlines:

Wednesday, January 20, 2016: Abstract and speaker submissions.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016: Speaker notification of acceptance.
Event Schedule:

Monday, July 18, 2016: Technical Classes and Panels
Tuesday, July 19, 2016: Technical Classes and Panels
Wednesday, July 20, 2016: Technical Classes and Panels

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