The announcement is out today, but I wanted to provide a little insight into the selection process for user-submitted presentations for the HostingCon 2012 program.
The submission window close just over a week ago, and since then, I’ve spent a lot of time going through the speaking proposals – we received more than 170 proposals, more than any previous HostingCon – and beginning the process of distilling some of this content down into what we intend to be the best educational program the hosting business has ever seen.
After spending a limited amount of time going through the submissions, I can say with certainty there are some really great ones, and a lot of very good ones. There are more good session proposals in the system than there are speaking slots at the event.
This isn’t going to be an easy process.
This, of course, is why we need your help. We’ve got our opinions, and we’ve got our advisory board, but HostingCon is the industry’s event, and we want to make sure the community’s perspective is a big contributor to the program. We need you to log in and vote on which sessions you want to end up in the final program.
Voting opens today, February 1, 2012, and closes February 17, 2012. That gives you a couple of weeks to make your voice heard.
How it Works
Register: If you haven’t already done so, register to attend HostingCon 2012. The nice thing about registering right now is that you can save $200 off the full conference cost with the early bird rate.
Vote: Head over to the voting page on the HostingCon website, and cast your vote for the sessions that interest you. Remember, user voting is going to have a big impact on which sessions end up in the program. The process is simple. Click the vote button if you like it. If you don’t, leave it alone.
That’s about all there is to it, but if you want to spread the word about HostingCon, or potential pieces of the program you think deserve attention, you can certainly do that.
I look forward to seeing what the community likes best out of this year’s crop of submissions. Thanks for attending, and thanks for voting. And I’ll see you at HostingCon.