Digital Signage Expo 2014 announces “Call for Speaker Proposals”

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world’s largest International Tradeshow and Conference dedicated to digital signage, interactive technology and digital out-of-home networks (DOOH), has announced that it is now accepting speaker proposals for its 2014 educational conference, to be themed, “Achieving ROI Success,” taking place February 11-13, 2014, at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas.

According to Richard Lebovitz, DSE Editorial Director, DSE is now organizing educational Oversight Committees to be comprised of industry experts who will recommend topics, review proposals and approve presentations for each of the seven tracks and four of the pre-show events in the DSE 2014 conference. These Educational Oversight Committees will evaluate each proposal for its insight, perspective, relevance, usefulness and timeliness. 

While topics other than those recommended will be considered, the proposal must make a clear case for its inclusion. DSE is especially interested in proposals from end-users, network operators, ad agencies and brand marketers willing to share their real-world digital signage experiences. Prior to submitting your proposal, please review each committee's topic suggestions at: http://www.digitalsignageexpo.net/speaker-resources

Because there will be 28 conference seminars, applicants are advised that space on the DSE 2014 conference program is limited, and DSE will be able to use only a certain number of the suggested topics and proposals.

Proposals should align with DSE 2014 Tracks, which include:

  • Digital Signage Fundamentals
  • Interactive Technology
  • Digital Out-of-Home Networks
  • Hardware, Software & Connectivity
  • Network Design, Management & Operations
  • Content University
  • Special Interest (The Connected Consumer: Retail, Transportation, Restaurants, Sports Venues)

Proposals can also be submitted for the following DSE 2014 Pre-Show events: DOOH Network Operators Conference; Digital Signage in Restaurants: Challenges and Solutions for Fast Casual and QSR; Mobile Technology & Its Implications for Digital Signage; and Design Directions: Dynamic Digital Environments.

Lebovitz said, “DSE’s conference education will focus exclusively on what is most relevant to attendees in 2014.” He added, “Our attendees, who include 40 distinct end-user types from the U.S. and over 70 foreign countries, are primarily interested in how to successfully deploy and manage a digital signage system within their particular venue or venues. We are therefore looking for thought-provoking topics that will help our attendees achieve those goals.”

Applicants may download a Speaker Proposal form at http://www.digitalsignageexpo.net/speaker-resources

Proposals are to be submitted to Brenda Keys, Conference Director, at bkeys@exponation.net, by August 2, 2013. For questions, contact Richard Lebovitz, editorial & educational services director, at rlebovitz@exponation.net

Mark your calendar now: Digital Signage Expo® 2014, co-located with the Interactive Technology Expo and Digital Content Show, is scheduled for February 11-13, 2014, with access to the Exhibit Hall February 12 & 13 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas. To reserve exhibit space contact Jeanne Phillips, (770) 817-5903. Or, for more information, visit www.digitalsignageexpo.net. You can follow DSE on Twitter at DSExpo, or for all DSE 2014 updates, use #dse2014. For year-round news and information on digital signage, visit DSE’s new Digital Signage Connection web portal at www.digitalsignageconnection.com.

About Digital Signage Expo

Digital Signage Expo, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, USA, is the world’s largest and longest running conference and trade show exclusively dedicated to the digital signage, interactive technology and digital-out-of-home (DOOH) industries. Launched in 2004, DSE was the first event dedicated to the digital signage market and has been a significant contributor to the growth of this fast-paced industry. Professional end user attendance represents decision-makers from key industry categories such as retail, restaurant, healthcare, education, hospitality and transportation, as well as other key stakeholders, including advertising executives, brand marketers and systems integrators. 

Over 200 exhibitors feature technology and services including hardware, software, network, delivery and content from around the globe. DSE also offers the largest and most diversified digital signage and digital out-of-home educational program anywhere in the world, with more than 100 educators and the largest variety of educational opportunities, including a live installation tour and structured curriculum leading to professional re-certification in eight educational tracks. The 2014 program will be comprised of pre- and post-show educational events, 28 general conference seminars, as well as targeted Industry Vertical Discussion Groups and free presentations staged in on-floor theaters.