Call for Speakers
zCon: The zSpace Developer Conference is for everyone interested in immersive, lifelike and interactive technologies. We expect 200-300 attendees and our attendees include software and hardware professionals, researchers, educators and students. They work for start-ups, large companies, universities, schools, government agencies and themselves. What do they all have in common? They’re into zSpace apps – and they’ll be at zCon!
What Are We Looking For?
We are seeking speakers for 30-minute sessions and hands-on workshops for the following tracks:
- Business: These presentations cover the business impact of zSpace apps, including investment opportunities.
- Technical/User Interface: These presentations are for all software and hardware developers, and application designers covering all programming topics and 3D user interface development.
- Academia/Research: These presentations are specific to those interested in research topics including the cognitive and educational impact of zSpace.
Postmortems – Talk about your awesome zSpace project, start to finish. These talks are best presented by two speakers to represent multiple facets of development (typically art and programming, but other combinations work well too). How did the project go? What went well? What was it like to work with zSpace, especially if this was your team’s first zSpace project? What was difficult?
Specific Workflow – Perfected a quality application but needed stereo, head tracking and direct interaction integration to really make it powerful? You had a complex problem that just couldn’t be understood in 2D? Needed to represent a multi-dimensional data-set in a more compelling way? Saw direct-interaction as a way to revolutionize your user experience and efficiency? Dive into technical details of some specific problem. A useful workflow talk presents both the need–what are you trying to accomplish?–and a very specific solution, including practical implementation details. Avoid agonizing details, but don’t be afraid to show a little source code or discuss algorithms. Downloadable example content can be made available to attendees.
Best Practices – Did you invent a novel new way to directly interact with 3D content? Do you know all there is to know about rendering optimization? Do you have a gorgeous-looking project? Did you crank out a project that met the requirements in a heroically short amount of time using a particular clever technique or approach? How did it get there? What specific techniques and zSpace features did you team utilize to achieve this look? “Best practices” talks are focused on a specific area, although more broadly than a workflow session. A good talk will both introduce the topic (briefly!) and present a guide to known issues, complications, with workarounds for any common potholes and snares of working with the subject. Being able to point to concrete examples is vital!
Advanced Technical – Good high-level advanced talks are difficult to pull off. It’s OK to give very advanced talks for experienced users, but be clear about your audience requirements. Advanced talks are usually “did you know?” material backed up by practical examples. For example, do you know the right algorithm to correct scale issues when displaying on 1:1 displays and you users are having problems with stereo vergence.
Showcase – Are you using zSpace in some spectacular way? Inspire the audience by demoing your crazy/awesome/unusual zSpace project. Expect these to appear as a series of short presentations in our hands on lab area, unless you have a very compelling reason to need more time.
How Do I Submit My Session Topic?
Email Amanda Scott, Marketing Manager at email@example.com and include:
- Your Name, Title, and Company
- 1 – 3 Sentence Biography
- Title and 1 – 3 Sentence Summary of Your Presentation
- If your session is a lecture format, or if it’s a hands-on session and zSpace access will be required.
- Please also attach a photo headshot in either jpeg or png format
How Do I Become an Exhibitor/Sponsor?
Email Amanda Scott, Marketing Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org