June 12, 2018 | Written by: Kate Addicott
Categorized: Think 2019
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Update: Submissions for sessions proposals have now closed. You can learn more about Think 2019 here or visiting the website.
Transforming industries. Reinventing processes. Improving society. Stories have the power to turn your business experiences into inspiration and innovation. Sharing these kinds of stories is what Think is all about.
The Think conference is the quintessential IBM experience. There is no better place to gain new skills, explore emerging technologies, elevate your brand, and expand your network. Think 2019 will be held February 12 – 15 in San Francisco, a fitting location for foremost business leaders, innovators, and visionaries from around the world to come together, share ideas, and learn from stories like yours.
The search is on for tales of business success, reinvented processes, technical breakthroughs, world-changing innovations, and industry transformations. These stories are the foundation of the sessions that make Think the one conference where passionate technologists can gather to learn more, experience the latest tech, and put smart to work.
If you have a story worth sharing, submit your session proposal now. All it takes is a title and brief abstract, along with the challenge, solution, and benefits you experienced. Lectures, labs, panels, breakout sessions, etc.—all formats are welcome!
As for the benefits of leading a session at Think, here are the top reasons you should consider becoming a speaker:
Expand your community
Networking with IBMers, potential customers, Business Partners, and industry experts is just the beginning. You’ll find far more access and opportunity for connecting with global leaders and innovators than other attendees simply by taking advantage of your heightened visibility at the conference. You may even get extra attention from press and analysts who want to know more about your story. Speaking can also be an incredibly effective tactic for talent acquisition as you strike up conversations with highly skilled attendees.
Elevate your brand
We’re talking about your company’s brand as well as your personal brand. This is your opportunity to be recognized not only as a thought leader, but as a global innovator. Speaking in front of one of the world’s most celebrated communities of passionate technologists is an eye-catching addition to any résumé, and there’s even a chance your session will live on as a presentation or video on the Think website. As for your company, the halo effect achieved by having a representative speak at Think expands far beyond the reach of the convention hall. Your name and company will be listed online, in event materials, and on the IBM Events app.
Receive a full conference pass
Speakers may be eligible for a free or discounted full conference pass valued at $2,295. See site for details.
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