Deadlines & Contact

ASAP: Presentation Abstract and Speaker Bio Needed Now

NOW: Fill in the PC Speaker Manager's dashboard with your speaker information.

Tutorial Info-- See Details below


If you have any questions regarding your participation at QCon New York 2012, please contact us at


Speaker, presentation and tutorial information

Photo & bios

We need your photo (high res., b&w if possible), bio and a one line bio (e.g. creator of ..., loud-mouth on..., founder of...,  Strategist, ... authority, author of..., queen of ...) from you to include on your your individual speaker's page.  If you were a speaker at past QCons or JAOO/GOTO conferences, we have already uploaded your picture and bios.  If you would like to post any changes please send them to

Presentation abstract and title

A presentation abstract should be around 70 words in length, and it needs to contain the main benefits from your presentation. E.g.: "You will learn to...", "... get an insight into ..." etc.

Please also include the following.

  1. The keywords of your presentation (e.g. Java, .NET, Architecture, Process, Patterns, Web 2.0, Languages, Code-near, Enterprise, Hot topic).
  2. The target audience. Describe in a line or two who would benefit most from this talk.


Tutorials slides

We need a .pdf copy of your tutorial slides  (gray scale or no background, two slides per page, A4 size) needed to later than May 01. We will make them available in electronic .pdf downloadable copies for those that are registered for the tutorials.  We will also have extra USB sticks available at the conference with the slides.

Please let us know if you have any requests for the class room like table set-up, or flip charts. Please let us know if you have any requests for the class room like table set-up, or flip charts. Each room will be equipped with a projector and wi-fi in each room.

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Tutorial schedule

Please plan your tutorial presentation (Thursday, June 21 or Friday, June 22) according to the following schedule:

9:am: Tutorial Start

10:30-10:45: Coffee break

12:00-1:00: Lunch

1:30-2:45: Coffee break

3:pm: Training ends

Hotel, Travel & Registration


If you are not a local speaker and therefore need a hotel room, we will provide a hotel room for you during the conference at the New York Marriott at Brooklyn Bridge.  The deadline for requesting your room with your arrival and departure is May 01.  Let us know when you arrive and depart by filling out this form.

We will provide your room confirmation no later than one week before arrival.

QCon Speaker Hotel Policy: QCon covers hotel up to three nights for US-based speakers and four nights for overseas-based Conference speakers. If you are also giving a tutorial on Thursday or Friday, QCon will cover additional night(s) for tutorial speakers for the night prior to your speaking engagement and an additional night if you traveling home beyond the East Coast.  Additional nights are available, hotel occupancy permitting, at the QCon negotiated conference rate below.  Any additional nights are at your own expense and will be charged on your credit card upon your departure.

QCon Conference Rate for Extended Nights on your Own

For room reservations call Toll-free: 888 436-3759 to reserve any additional hotel room nights at the QCon reduced single room rate of $249.00.

Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 14.75% and $3.50 occupancy tax) in effect at the time of check-out.


New York Marriott at Brooklyn Bridge
333 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Toll-free Room Reservations: 415.495.6152
Hotel 415.974.6400


You find directions on getting to the conference area and hotel here.  Directions

Speaker's registration

QCon will register all speakers and will cover the conference fee which include all social events for speakers. You will receive your conference badge and conference materials at check-in at Registration on-site.

At QCon New York


Each speaker's presentation is assigned to a track; and we encourage speakers to stay with the track all day and help precipitate good discussions throughout the day.

Please come to your presentation at least 15 minutes before the start of your presentation. Each track will have a host. Your speaker host will introduce you before going on stage and (s)he will help you with practical issues if needed. Volunteers will be at the door to make sure each attendee has the appropriate badge and to assist with traffic flow.

Each room will have screen, projector, lapel microphone and wireless internet access. Please bring your own presentation laptop and adapters. It is important that your laptop resolution is set to: 1024 x 768 or 800 x 600 on the VGA output plug. This will prevent display issues between the laptop and the projector.

Presentation slides

We will upload your presentation slides and make them available on the QCon website. The host will have a memory stick to hold your slides for upload. Please provide your host with a .pdf copy of your slides immediately after the presentation.

Filming Sessions

Some conference presentations will be filmed for posting on where the speakers can get viewed by thousands instead of just hundreds at the conference. We will ask you if we may record your presentation upon onsite registration. Example video.


Each presentation will be evaluated by the QCon attendees. Please remember to encourage the attendees to fill out the evaluation at the end of your presentation. You will receive the results of the attendee evaluations after the conference.

QCon is very interested in hearing your feedback about the conference. We will send you an electronic evaluation form and encourage you to send in your candid feedback as we strive for continuous improvement and encourage open communication with our speakers and value your perspective.

Social events

We encourage our speakers to attend our varied social events and meet with fellow speakers and QCon attendees.

Monday, June 18, 2012

  • Exhibitor's Reception 5:pm - 8:pm
  • Conference Party: 8:pm - 10:pm

Speaker's Only Diner - Date to Come

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
  • Meet the speakers, 5:30 - 7:pm  Please join with your fellow speakers at an informal reception which is a great networking opportunity and last opportunity for the attendees to meet with you at the close of the Conference.