" Presentation Guidelines for #BIDASUMMIT20

What sort of presentation proposals are we looking for ?

The Business Intelligence & Data Analytics Summit is a one-day event in Parker Hotel Brussels Airport (Belgium) on June 11th, 2020. It covers all aspects of business intelligence, analytics and data warehousing, including big data, data science, self-service analytics, predictive analytics, data visualisation, IoT applications, operational intelligence, streaming analytics, data virtualisation, data vault, data architectures, ...

We are looking for people who want to present their practical experiences, customer stories, case studies, lessons learned, practical solutions, tips & tricks, new trends and technologies, etc to like-minded professionals. We prefer practical how-to topics based on experiences and case studies rather than theoretical or abstract topics. We encourage new speakers to apply, particularly practitioners with lots of experience in the field, even if they have no prior speaking experience - we can help you with this.

We have chosen for a 30 minute presentation format. This means that each presentation needs to be focused, built around two or three key messages, and based on practical experiences that illustrate the essence of your messages.

We prefer presentations showcasing real-life and "been there, done that" stories, as these are typically most appreciated by the audience. Theory on BI and Analytics techniques is welcome, but preferably supported by practical examples.

All submissions are peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, content, relevancy and value for participants.

A speaker who is selected for the conference programme, gets free access to the conference. Co-speakers of a selected presentation get a 50% reduction. We do not cover the cost of travel or hotel for conference speakers.

Tips for your proposal

  • Please select an engaging topic, relevant to a broad audience, and choose an attractive presentation title.
  • If your presentation is a customer story, please specify the customer name in the presentation title.
  • Provide a concise and clear abstract with 2 or 3 key takeaways. Don't try to cover too much.
  • Demonstrate practical results you or your team have achieved.
  • You are welcome to submit multiple presentations, but only one will be selected for the conference programme.
  • Promotional pitches about tools or commercial services will not be accepted, but sponsoring is available. To know more about sponsoring, please take a look at our information page about sponsoring opportunities.
  • All presentations should be in English as the audience will be international.
  • If you would like to propose a half-day workshop that is more suited for the pre-conference workshop day, please get in touch.

We very much look forward to receive your presentation proposal before the 31st of March, 2020.

Time Table:

  • Submit your proposal before the 31st of March 2020 via the form
  • We'll confirm acceptance of your proposal by the 15th of April 2020
  • Full programma will be online around 20th of April 2020
  • Submit a single-page abstract and a draft presentation by the 15th of May 2020
  • We'll give you feedback and ideas for improving your presentation
  • Submit your final presentation by 1st of June 2020

Conference Pricing and Discounts:

  • Super-early-bird discount price (350 €) until the 15th of April 2020
  • Early-bird discount price (450 €) until the 15th of May 2020
  • The regular, final price is 550 €

The Organiser:

This Summit is organised by IT Works, a vendor-independent training company founded in 1992. Our goal is to transfer knowledge about new trends and technologies to companies who want to improve, innovate and transform their business to be more competitive.

Contact us for more info or any questions you may have about presenting, participating or sponsoring at this conference.