SEMINAR SPEAKER PROPOSAL INFORMATION
Seminars run March 28‑29, 2018 | Las Vegas Convention Center
Submission Timeline - All dates subject to change.
MAY 24, 2017 - Call for Proposals opens
JULY 28, 2017 - Deadline to submit proposals for consideration
AUGUST 14, 2107 - Applicants notified of selection results (final notification)
AUGUST 23, 2017 - Signed speaker agreement due (final notification candidates)
MARCH 2, 2018 - Presentations and/or course handouts due
DSE does not compensate for speaker fees, travel, accommodations or expenses. All selected speakers will receive a complimentary two-day ticket (Wednesday and Thursday) to the conference* in appreciation for participation.
*Complimentary ticket does not include access to Emerging Tech Talks sessions. Non-Exhibiting Suppliers will be required to pay the NES fee ($995) to gain access to the exhibit hall.
DSE relies on feedback from attendees and input from its advisory board and educational committees in developing the programming for its seminar program and pre-show events. These individuals, who represent a cross-section of digital signage and digital out-of-home network industry interests, have volunteered their time to help develop a high-quality professional education program for their peers, including recommending the topics listed below for inclusion on the DSE 2018 educational program.
While topics other than those recommended will be considered, the proposal must make a clear case for its inclusion. DSE will give first consideration to proposals that feature end-user presenters, a primary consideration for inclusion in any of the end-user track sessions. Toward that end, we urge vendors to encourage their clients to submit speaking proposals. DSE is also especially interested in proposals from network operators, ad agencies and AV/IT systems integrators willing to share their real-world digital signage communications experience.
Please note that all DSE 2018 conference tracks — with the exception of the Digital Signage Fundamentals track — will be geared toward advanced topics, reflecting the maturity of the industry and attendee interest in taking their communications networks to the next level and adopting new technologies.
Seminars may include both traditional lecture and panel discussion presentations.
NOTE: All "Fundamentals" courses are designed for people in the Planning Stage, i.e., preparation for pilot or rollout, of their digital signage system or network. All other courses should be geared toward more advanced stages of digital signage deployment, defined as "Intermediate" or Rollout Stage, i.e., system deployment and startup, and "Advanced" or Operational Stage, i.e., on-going operation and management.
Suggested Seminar Topics
END USER TRACKS
The end user tracks are made up of sessions designed to provide advanced knowledge and insights on digital communications and interactive technology solutions. Among the industry verticals to be featured are Corporate Communications, Higher Education, Restaurants and Retail, as well as a track serving other end user verticals, such as Banking, Heathcare, Event Venues and more.
Because end user attendees have said they are most interested in hearing from peer presenters, proposals featuring end-user presenters will get first consideration.
- Best Practices in Digital Communications
- Interactive Technology in the Corporate Environment
- Employee Engagement and/or Training Through Digital Platforms
- Wayfinding Solutions on the Collegiate Campus
- Leveraging Technology to Engage Alumni and Donors
- Use of Beacons and Mobile on Campus
- Understanding/Demystifying New FDA Regulations
- Dayparting Sales and Promotions on Digital Menu Boards
- Incorporating Interactive Technologies in Restaurants and Bars
- Creating Interactive Environments in Retail
- Personalizing Experiences for Shoppers
- Increasing Sales with Digital Signage
DOOH NETWORK OPERATORS TRACK
The DOOH Network Operators track addresses such topics as ROI, selling advertising, audience measurement, business models and strategies. Like other tracks, the information and discussion offered in these sessions are designed to help attendees take their networks to the next level, whether adapting a new business model, improving content, adopting new technology or scaling up their network.
The following prospective presentation and panel topics will also be considered for the pre-show on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.
- Shopper Marketing
- Engagement Strategies
- Revenue-Generating Models
- customer Engagement
- Measurements and Analytics
PRO AV/IT SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR TRACK
The Pro AV/IT Systems Integrator track is designed to provide AV and IT integrators and installers with the knowledge they need to be successful in offering digital signage to their customers. The sessions will provide insight into the uniqueness of digital signage and why an understanding of the role of digital signage in an organization's overall digital communications plan is necessary for a successful implementation. In addition to providing information on the latest technology, the sessions will also strive to provide attendees with a solid understanding of what it takes to succeed in digital signage from a business standpoint, including such issues as partnering, marketing and content sourcing, among others.
- Creating engaging experiences for clients
- Learning from successes and failures
- Understanding liabilities in digital signage
- Successful implementations on a budget
- Latest technology trends