We’re getting close to wrapping up the period for accepting speaking proposals for HostingCon 2013, and we’ll be launching attendee voting on those submissions very soon.
User voting on the sessions submitted one of the three major factors we consider in developing the program, and as such is one of a few valuable opportunities for us to gather direct feedback from HostingCon attendees regarding what they want to see at the show.
But we want to create as many of those opportunities as we can, so we’d also like to use this blog, social media, and all the other two-way communication tools at our disposal to solicit input on what you want to get out of the educational program.
We’ve said it frequently, but I don’t mind repeating that it is one of our highest priorities to make sure that each year’s HostingCon educational program is better than the last, and is the best package of educational content the industry has to offer.
Knowing what attendees want to see is, obviously, a helpful tool in that endeavor.
So use the comments section on this post, the HostingCon LinkedIn page, or any other means of responding to this post to let us know what you want to see.
It can be as specific as a full-blown session idea, as vague as a general topic you’d like to hear in a panel discussion, or somewhere in the middle – a subject you’d like to see explored by experts, a product or tool you’d like to learn how to use or deploy, a business model you’d like to understand, a specific question you want answered, a great speaker you’d like to see on stage.
Let us know what your favorite format for conference sessions is – whether you prefer solo presentations, panel discussions, case studies or something else altogether.
I realize that we’re asking something of you here, but hopefully you stand to benefit from it as well. We have the opportunity here to take a good suggestion and try to make it happen.
So give us your ideas, and we’ll get to work. It’ll help you get your HostingCon decision-making muscles warmed up for next week and the start of attendee session voting.
Thanks, and see you in Austin.
(Early bird pricing is still available, so head over to the registration page if you haven’t yet signed up for the show).