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PCBC 2019 Call for Proposals is now Closed
Thank you! All speaking opportunities have been filled. Submitters will be notified by mid-January whether or not your proposal has been accepted by the Program Committee. The Call for Proposals for PCBC 2020 will open in October.
"You guys do neat stuff."
This is what a recent attendee shared with me about PCBC’s education offerings, and I knew that we’d hit the mark. That succinct quote—without its usual industry jargon and buzzwords—perfectly encapsulates our education goal: unique, direct, fresh, relevant, and practical. (Yes, all of those, and at the same time).
- Look for a cross-departmental focus. Marketing people jump into land sessions, design people head into multifamily sessions. They want to look at programming in their own professional focus, but then also explore “outside their area.” Few attendees keep a narrow focus.
- Pay for and attend for the quality of education. Your session needs to be so valuable professionally that it’s worth their airfare, hotel, and registration. (And that’s the lens we’ll use when we review your proposal.)
- Research who you are. Have you already presented this session at another show? If so, they’ll pass. (See #2 on seeking the most ROI for attendance cost.)
The PCBC 2019 theme is “Step Inside”—in education, that means people and topics that provokes, moves our industry forward, gives our attendees new eyes to look at things a different way.
Have a great idea or speaker recommendation? Shoot me an email!