Call for WineConf presentations

Aric Stewart aric at
Wed Mar 28 07:32:45 CDT 2018


As discussed during WineConf 2017, I am helping coordinate the talks and presentations this year.

In previous years we have been very last minute and laid back in the proposal and scheduling of presentations. While this has it's advantages I have volunteered to help call for and organize presentations further in advance so speakers have some time to prepare the presentation they wish to give. 

General Guidelines:
   *  Please provide an estimate of how long your talk will be. We are shooting for approximate 40 minute slots with between 15-20 minutes of talk and with likely an equal amount of question and discussion time afterward.  Generally shorter talks are not an issue, however longer talks will need to be discussed and will be considered based on the rest of the schedule.

   * Topics should obviously be of interest to the other attendees, i.e., the broader Wine community, but note that that doesn't imply the talk has to be about Wine itself

   * If you have a preferred time and date for your talk please indicate that to me when you submit your talk. We will try to make it work as best we can. 

Here are the rough proposed slots, They will be changed and modified as required by the addenda as it gets fleshed out. Understand that even with this shift toward a scheduled day we will not disrupt productive conversation to fit to the schedule. The schedule will warp and flow as required to facilitate the talk, not force the talks to conform to it.  This does mean if you are planing to try to attend a given talk you will likely want to arrive a bit early and understand if when you arrive the schedule is either behind or ahead of plan. 

Daily Slots:

  09:00 - 09:40 slot 1
  09:45 - 10:25 slot 2
  10:30 - 11:00 break
  11:00 - 11:40 slot 3
  12:00 - 13:00 lunch break
  13:00 - 13:40 slot 4
  13:45 - 14:25 slot 5
  14:30 - 15:00 break
  15:00 - 15:40 slot 6
  15:45 - 16:25 slot 7
  16:25 - 17:00 Overflow time / small group discussion / short presentations

We will track proposed presentations on the WineConf Wiki: 

If this more organized presentation proposal process works well, we may try to expand it to include scheduling times in the near future. But for this year getting a working itinerary and scheduling the talks during the opening of the conference is likely acceptable. However if you have a preference toward Saturday or Sunday please express that.

If you would like to give a presentation!  Please e-mail me directly! I will keep the Wiki updated with presentations and scheduling as we get it worked out. 

If you would like to see a given presentation, reach out on the mailing list, see if you can get the people qualified to give the presentation to step up and contact me!

Likely we will have open time at the conference which we will propose presentations and fill at the time. We have never had a problem finding things we all want to talk about. 


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