2020 ASUG Annual Conference Call for Proposals
We have extended our submission deadline for education sessions until Nov. 22, 2019. Please read below for our submission timeline, suggestions, and other information for assistance with curating your proposal.
If you have signed up to review content, you may now start providing feedback on submissions assigned to you.
Deadline to submit:
66d 14h 59m 56s
Share Customer Stories
Customers, we want to hear from you! See the list of topics in our session proposal guide and let us know how SAP technologies have impacted your business.
Hint: Include the company name in the title and/or abstract to showcase the customer.
Partners and SAP, our metrics show that your session is twice as likely to be accepted if you co-present with a customer. While it is not required, we recommend finding a customer to demonstrate proof of concept, early adopter success, or lessons learned from a completed project. Confirm your customer co-speaker in advance and be sure to include them on your proposal; your session is much less likely to get accepted with a customer co-speaker if they are still “TBD.”
Topics of High Importance for 2020
- Stories of moving to SAP S/4HANA
- Stories from those who are live on SAP S/4HANA
- Stories from those who have implemented Qualtrics
Ask Yourself These Questions
- Who is the intended audience?
- What type of format would this proposal best be presented in?
- Which SAP products are being covered in this proposal?
- Are there any hot topics (such as blockchain, machine learning, Internet of Things, etc.) that audience members would be excited to implement in their own projects?
- What are some unique ways you have integrated SAP S/4HANA into your current business processes?
- How can your story help provide a unique point of reference for the attending audience?
- Which SAP technologies helped your company succeed in a time where you felt behind the technology curve?
- How have you used SAP technologies to help your company align with evolving/shifting business goals/outcomes?
Spend Time Crafting Your Proposal
The title and abstract are your chance to tell us why your proposal should be at the conference and the what drives people to go to your session.
Title = Topic + Motivation
Keep the title short, interesting, and easy to read. Include any products and customer companies featured in the story being shared.
Abstract = Problem Statement + Approach + Results + Conclusions
The abstract should be a high-level summary of what attendees can expect to be covered. Try to not repeat what audience members can already gain from reading the title, and highlight any other topics, products, and/or customers.
Interested in helping to shape the content of 2020 Annual Conference, but don’t have a story you want to share? Want a preview of the hot topics being covered at the event? We invite you to sign up to review submissions. After you have signed up, we’ll be in communication with you about upcoming action items for reviewers.
Our reviewers are momentous in evaluating the proposals we receive and ultimately aiding our selection process. If you’re an SAP customer, this is your chance to help shape the content you want to see.
Reviewer signup is now closed - thank you to all who expressed interest.
Reviews will be accepted until Dec. 6.
Can I submit more than one proposal?
Absolutely! We encourage you and your colleagues to share stories on significant accomplishments using SAP software. We cover a variety of different business process journeys, so if you have stories across multiple topics, we (and our attendees) will be happy to hear from you.
Note: Submitting duplicates of the same submission will not increase your chances of your proposal being selected.
When will I know if my proposal has been accepted?
How are sessions selected?
How many sessions will be selected?
My session was listed as an alternate. What does this mean?
My session wasn't selected for this year's program. Are there other opportunities to share my story in the ASUG community?
To learn more about these opportunities, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will ASUG pay for my accommodations if I am selected to speak?
My session wasn't chosen, but I would still like to attend the conference. How do I register?
Can I review content if I’m submitting proposals?
I have more questions that aren’t answered here.
ASUG Speaker Membership Policy
All speakers are required to be active members of Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) in good standing at the time of presentation in order to present at ASUG events and webcasts. Nonmember speakers will need to confirm membership in order to be accepted as speakers. The Education team is happy to put any interested speakers in touch with the ASUG membership team to confirm details around membership status.Complimentary or discounted registration invites will be withheld until membership is confirmed.
ASUG Speaker Registration Policy
Complimentary and Discounted Registration Eligibility
All accepted speakers will qualify for either a complimentary or discounted registration pass, which will be determined if and when the proposal is accepted. Any speaker additions or substitutions are subject to approval by ASUG Education.
- Complimentary registration passes are nontransferable.
- Passes cannot be claimed by anyone other than the intended speaker to whom it was provided.
- Eligible speakers will receive only one complimentary registration pass, regardless of the number of sessions they are presenting at the event.
- Speakers who are eligible for a complimentary pass through other event roles (i.e., exhibitors, volunteers, etc.) will not receive an additional complimentary speaker pass, nor are they permitted to transfer their pass to someone else.
- Once complimentary passes have been distributed, any speaker substitutions or changes will be applied on a first-come, first-served basis.
- These same rules and restrictions apply to discounted registration invites.
Lodging and Travel Policy
Educational Integrity Policy
- Refrain from any reference to your company's products or services or products and services provided by any companies you have a business relationship with or will profit from. Do not include any information that would be considered marketing.
- Refrain from distributing marketing materials (i.e., products, logo material, etc.) to participants in your presentation.
- Refrain from any badge scanning, sign-in sheets, or any other means of collecting participant information. It is recommended, instead, that you share your contact information and invite participants to reach out to you.
- Maintain a professional demeanor, including refraining from improper language or conduct when interacting with webcast participants. Proper professional conduct, marketing content, and language will be judged by the sole discretion of ASUG.
Speaker Cancellation / "No-Show" Policy
Please note, if you cancel as a speaker for your session or if you fail to present your scheduled session, your complimentary registration will be forfeited, and you will be charged the full registration amount.
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