SPEAKER SUBMISSION INFO

SEEKING ENGAGING, TREND-SETTING SPEAKERS

We are currently accepting speaking proposals for DSE 2020. If you are an expert in innovative digital display and interactive screen technologies with a presentation that is engaging and energized, we are interested in hearing from you.

It is highly recommended to submit proposals as soon as possible as spaces will be filling up quickly. In order for nominations to be considered, the proposal form must be complete along with all the presenters’ names, titles and contact details.

SPEAKER PROPOSALS DUE AUGUST 28, 2019
SPEAKER PROPOSAL INFORMATION
Sessions run April 1-2, 2020 | Las Vegas Convention Center
SUBMISSION TIMELINE
JULY 10, 2019 – Call for Speakers opens
AUGUST 28, 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals for consideration
NOVEMBER 1, 2019 – Applicants notified of selection results (final notification)
NOVEMBER 6, 2019 – Signed speaker agreement due
MARCH 11, 2020 – Presentations and/or course handouts due
COMPENSATION POLICY
DSE does not compensate for speaker fees, travel, accommodations or expenses. All selected conference speakers, excluding on-floor workshop presenters, will receive a complimentary conference pass* in appreciation for participation.

*Non-Exhibiting Suppliers will be required to pay the NES fee ($995) to gain access to the exhibit hall.
ABOUT SESSIONS

DSE relies on feedback from attendees and input from its advisory board in developing the conference 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 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 speakers. We urge vendors to encourage their clients to submit speaking proposals.

Sessions may include both traditional presentations and panel discussions.

SUGGESTED SESSION TOPICS*
*Case studies with end-user presenters on any of these tracks/topics will receive first consideration. (Must have end-user submitted as one of the speakers in the proposal form.)
Digital Content
  • Creating the Visual – Structure and Content
  • Design for Interactive Experiences
  • Prototyping
  • Content Planning
  • Storytelling
  • Data-Driven Content
  • Content Management Systems
  • Balancing Template vs Custom Content
  • Content Development on a Budget
Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH)**
  • What is the future?
  • Best Practices
  • Analytics for Optimization and Target Demographics
  • Creative Campaigns for DOOH
  • Programmatic Ad Buying
  • Innovations Shifting Traditional DOOH
** These prospective presentation and panel topics will also be considered for the Digital Out-of-Home Strategy Summit on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
Fundamentals
  • Business Models/Budgeting for Digital Signage
  • Piloting/Testing – Designing the right pilot and gathering the right metrics
  • Taking Your Brand Digital – Where do you start? How far can you go?
  • Choosing the Right Displays for Your Concept
  • Simplified Use of Technology to Your Advantage
  • Identifying the Assets/Components You Need
Pro AV / Integrators
  • In-house vs Outsource / Vendor Selection
  • Network Management
  • Mobile/Connectivity – Installation and implementation considerations, costs, etc.
  • Integration – The right technologies (software, tech) for customer experience
  • Innovative Ways for Lower-cost Interactive Projects
Maintenance & Management
  • What’s Next? Post-Installation Considerations
  • Support on Multiple Digital Signage Platforms
  • Repair and Maintenance
  • Support and Security
  • Digital Signage Network Longevity – Creating value for years to come
  • Digital Asset Management – Re-purposing or appropriating existing assets; streamlining equipment; etc.
Industry Trends & Issues
  • Outdoor vs Indoor
  • Mobile Integration – Apps, QR codes, Bluetooth, beacons, SMS, etc.
  • Data & Privacy
  • What’s the Latest in Displays?
  • ROI – Cost vs. Benefit of Digital Boards
  • Emerging Tech Changing Digital Signage
  • Analytics
Campus Tech
  • Integration – The right technologies (software, tech)
  • Managing an Interactive Campus Network
  • Inter-Department Collaborations and Ownerships
  • Deployment Strategies
Retail
  • Immersive Customer Experience
  • Visual Storytelling in Retail Environments
  • Brand Experience
  • Customer Engagement
  • Retail – How to keep the customers engaged
  • Multi-user Interactions
  • Integration of Various Tech in the Retail Space
  • Buy-In from the Right Stakeholders – Partnering with marketing, experience and other decision makers
Restaurants
  • Going Beyond Menu Boards
  • Vendor Management
  • Customer Experience
  • Content Management
Smart Cities
  • Current Opportunities and Challenges
  • Non-traditional Business Cases and Finance Models
  • New Technologies – Sensors, Gateways, Connected Devices, Networks, etc.
  • IoT Business Strategies
  • Smart City Architecture
  • Implementations and Applications
  • Collaborations and Buy-In from the Right Decision Makers
Experiential
  • Multi-user Interactions
  • Experiences that Drive Design and Installation
  • Blending Design and Technology
  • Interactive Campaigns
  • Smart Displays
  • Interactive Content
  • Projection Mapping
  • UX/UI Content
Transportation
  • Content and Messaging
  • Unique Installations
  • Partnering with the Right Resources
  • Optimal Digital Signage Locations
  • Geolocation Strategies
Venues
  • Immersive Experiences
  • Integration – The right software & tech for visitor experience
  • Optimal Digital Signage Locations
  • Geolocation Strategies
SUGGESTED CONTENT WORKSHOP
TOPICS
Content Workshop to be held during the post-show events on Friday, March 29, 2018
Content Design
  • Developing content strategy that’s effective and relevant
  • Used space – too many words or too busy
Data Visualization / Responsive Content Design
  • How are environments such as lobbies and public spaces using data to drive visual art
  • Responsive yet personalized content:  How do you create a user experience that taps into your specific customer needs at any given time and provide information that is relevant to their personal situation? How do we take advantage of an ‘If this, then that’ type of AI?
The Art of Content Management / Beyond the CMS
  • How should you really be managing content for a network? Moving beyond the playlist
  • How to pick the right CMS for your environment
Updating Content / Flow Cycle
  • How to deal with content after the first iteration:  No one usually misses the first iteration of content, but what happens a year, two years, or five years down the road?
  • Understanding composition/flow – how long should the cycle/timing be?
Data-Driven Content
  • Updating content is a pain, so anything that’s coming from data sources is important
  • Internal data sources – end-users have content locked away in various data formats, and connecting to these sources and formatting them for digital signage gets bigger and more important every day
Template vs. Customized

How to balance ‘downloaded templates’ and custom content development on a budget

Cross Platform Content CMS

How do large organizations share content (presentations) across different CMS providers?

NEED INFO ABOUT SPEAKING AT DSE? CONTACT ME.
HELEN KANG
Conference Director
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