Call for Participation
SinnerSchrader invites you to share your innovations, success stories, case studies, and lessons learned at the next conference in May 2009. From start-ups to enterprises, from internet and technology to advertising and media, if you're shaping the interactive trends in Europe, we want to hear from you.
The motto for the next conference is Share Economy. This term is shaped by the economy theorist Martin Weitzman. His basic idea: The more we share our success with others, the more we profit ourselves. This applies to humans as well as brands.
The complete list of tracks for the next conference has not been confirmed yet, but we are currently considering proposals in the following areas:
- Creating a Relationship Brand
- The New Marketing Power: Free!
- Freemium or The New Business Models of Free
- User-Driven Companies: The Consumer as Co-Designer
- Co-Created Products and Services
- How Corporations leverage the Wisdom of Crowds
- Open Source and Open Space as Corporate Culture
- Network Effects: Participation as Business Model
- Creative Commons or The Future of Intellectual Property
- Cloud Computing: The Network is the Computer (again)
Start-up Track and Elevator Pitch
Are you an up-and-coming company looking to launch or get the attention of VCs? Our next start-ups track provides a platform for new companies and products to get noticed. Tell us about your company and we will choose the ones we think the audience would most benefit from seeing, and put them in front of many influential participants.
We have reserved an entire room for start-ups. And on the main stage we will again run the Elevator Pitch, a big success last year. Apply for a slot and present your idea in 180 seconds!
There is no fee for companies wishing to participate in the start-up track or the elevator pitch. Please note that there is a different application form (see below) for Start-up Track and Elevator Pitch.
A limited number of speaking opportunities are also available through conference sponsorship. Contact Julia Ruf at email@example.com.
You may submit to speak in a 30 minute slot or participate in a discussion panel. The 30 minute conference sessions will be held on May 6 and can be a single speaker, co-presentation, or a panel.
What to Submit
We want to hear about interesting work from entrepreneurs, developers, designers, marketers, and business strategists. Presentations of a commercial nature, or promoting a particular product or platform, are given lower priority. Proposals may be inspirational, practical, or both, but should derive from the speaker's first-hand knowledge and experience. Specificity is also helpful; topics like "How To Be Successful with Social Media" are generally too broad to be useful for the audience, whereas a topic like "Simplifying Analytics for Marketeers - a Showcase" has a clear benefit.
More Tips for Submitting a Proposal
O'Reilly has some useful tips for submitting a proposal. See also