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Call for Papers

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EFY Conferences celebrates, explains and demonstrates the power of Internet of Things, embedded systems, and other enabling technologies. We invite you to join us as we bring together a large community of engineers, developers and users hailing from small focused design teams to large enterprise groups.

EFY Conferences (EFYCON) started as a tiny 900-footfall community conference in 2012, going by the name of Electronics Rocks. Within four years it grew into “India’s largest, most exciting engineering conference,” and was awarded as the most important IoT global event in 2016 by Postscapes. More than 10,000 excited delegates (techies, design engineers, developers, entrepreneurs, investors) flew in to be part of this event at India Electronics Week in 2017.

Now to take this legacy a step further as a next revolutionary platform for influential technologists, we are gearing up for the third edition of this mega event.

  • Venue: Karnataka Trade Promotion Organisation (KTPO), Bangalore
  • Date: 7-9 February, 2018

This year, we aim to provide attendees with more of practical, hands-on learning experiences that ensure that delegates’ return home with relevant, actionable plans to improve their dexterity. So, we encourage you to propose topics beyond the usual speech-style slide deck or PPT presentations.

Deadline for submissions: October 15th, 2017

Following are the topics that will be featured at the conference.

  • ACQUIRE: Embedded systems and hardware for IoT Development
  • ANALYSE: Analytics, Algorithms & Artificial Intelligence
  • INTEGRATE: Standardisation and Cybersecurity
  • PROFIT FROM IoT: How can suppliers make money and customers save money using IoT
  • GREAT INDIAN JUGAAD: Hear from those who have developed uncanny engineering solutions.

Please submit original session and tutorial ideas that share your technology passions. Proposals should include as much detail about the topic and format for the presentation as possible. Detail matters; vague proposals face an uphill climb. Share with us WHO you are, WHY you’re excited about the technology you want to talk about, and WHY we should get excited about seeing you speak 🙂

If this interests you, feel free to reply to this email and let us discuss how we can collaborate and work together. If you are not able to make it, you may nominate others whom you believe to be excellent speakers too.

Ready? Submit your proposal here.

 

Proposals will be accepted for the following type of sessions:

  • 30-minute speaking sessions (case studies, IoT deployments or ‘How To’ type presentations (example: “How To Get Your Hardware Manufactured”) – these can be solo presentations with constant Q&A, interview style discussion between two speakers, or a panel discussion or debate with more than three presenters.
  • 1.5-hour training/workshops – workshops with a goal of informing and supporting participants to grasp and apply innovative principles and practices.
  • 3-hour training/workshops – these extended format training sessions are designed to give participants hands-on, practical, in-depth guidance in using new technologies that are critical in today’s era.
  • Knowledge partner – If this is of interest to you, our marketing team will brand your company as a knowledge partner. This includes print, online and on-site promotions. To get more benefits and pricing details, let me know of your interest and I will redirect you to our marketing team who will customise an offering for you.

Call for Speakers

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This year, we are looking for proposals that go beyond speech-style presentations with slide decks. Tell us how you plan to organise and present your information. Do keep in mind that we are especially interested in presentations with a conversational or interactive format. We encourage you to propose topics for debate, as well as round tables or “ask the expert” sessions. We are currently accepting submissions for the following type of sessions:

  • 30 minute sessions (case studies, IoT deployments or ‘How To’ type presentations (example: “How To Get Your Hardware Manufactured”) – these can be solo presentations, interview style discussion between two speakers, or a panel discussion or debate with more than three presenters.
  • 3 hour workshops – these extended format classes are designed to give participants hands-on, practical, in-depth guidance in using new technologies that are critical for publishing in the 21st century.
  • 1.5 hour workshops – workshops goal of informing and supporting participants to grasp and apply innovative principles and practices.

Tips for submitting a successful proposal

Help us understand why your presentation is the right one for our Conference. Below are some tips for writing a successful proposal:

  • Pick the right track and type for your talk to be sure it gets in front of the right advisory committee.
  • Be authentic. Your peers need original ideas in real-world scenarios, relevant examples, and knowledge transfer.
  • Give your proposal a simple and straightforward title. Clever or inappropriate titles make it harder to figure out what you’re really talking about.
  • Include as much detail about the presentation as possible. Longer talks should provide more details.
  • If you are proposing a panel, tell us who else would be on it.
  • Keep proposals free of marketing and sales.
  • If you are not the speaker, provide the contact information of the person you’re suggesting. We tend to ignore proposals submitted by PR agencies and absolutely require that we can reach the suggested participant directly. Improve the proposal’s chances of being accepted by working closely with the presenter(s) to write a jargon-free proposal that contains clear value for attendees.
  • Keep the audience in mind: they’re professional, and already pretty smart.
  • Context is important. If your talk is about something truly ground-breaking, it’ll be helpful if you describe it in terms of things that attendees might already know of.
  • Limit the scope: in 30 minutes, you won’t be able to cover Everything about Framework X. Instead, pick a useful aspect, or a particular technique, or walk through a simple program.
  • Explain why people will want to attend: is your topic gaining traction? Is it critical to business? Will attendees learn how to use it, program it, or just what it is?
  • Repeated talks from the conference circuit are less likely to be appealing. If you speak at a lot of events, be sure to note why this presentation is different.
  • Don’t assume that your company’s name buys you credibility. If you’re talking about something important that you have specific knowledge of because of what your company does, spell that out in the description.
  • Indicate in your proposal notes whether you can give all the talks you submitted.
  • We welcome sessions for attendees with a variety of skill levels. Indicate the experience and knowledge level of the audience that you are targeting: novice, intermediate, or expert.

We prefer multi-speaker talks this year, as they received the best feedback in the previous edition. Each talk proposal would need the following details:

  • Title
  • List of topics/sub-topics covered
  • Description
  • Key takeaways that audience attending this talk would gain (bullet points)
  • Details of speakers presenting proposed talk

How Do I Get In?

EFY Conferences
EFY Conferences

All discounts and coupon codes will be deactivated on the 24th of February. It will not be possible to buy discounted passes after the 24th of February.

The image below will give you a bird’s eye view on our various passes and offers. Once you have selected your pass type, you can quickly sign up to reserve / register your pass.

On a mobile device? Click here to download a mobile-optimised PDF showing pass benefits and pricing.

Why Videos in the Pro pass?

The Pro pass is our best-value pass. In addition to the numerous benefits listed in the image above, it also provides video access to conference sessions. This means that if you miss conference sessions because of an event (like a workshop or another talk) happening in parallel, or if you a miss a day of the event due to a networking meeting, you will still be able to see what happened in the session through a video link that we will share two weeks after the event. This video link will give you access to all conference sessions at the venue, but no workshops.

Special Discounts on Hotel Bookings

  • If you are looking for hotel accommodation in Bangalore, you can use ‘EFY2017‘ as the promocode when booking rooms through our partner, OYO Rooms. 
  • You can also visit their booking page through this link to get the 25% discount automatically applied, and see hotels listed based on their proximity to our event venue. 
  • In case of any doubts, you can get in touch with Abirami from OYO Rooms @ +91 09944588899.

Special Discount for Bulk Pass Registration

We offer special discounts for purchase of bulk passes. Send us a request here to get group discounts.

Number of Passes Discount
5 to 10 25%
11 to 15 30%
16 and above 40%

 

The Big Picture

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EFY Conferences (EFYCON) started as a tiny 900-footfall community conference in 2012, going by the name of Electronics Rocks. Within four years it grew into “India’s largest, most exciting engineering conference,” and was awarded as the most important IoT global event in 2016 by Postscapes. More than 10,000 excited people (techies, design engineers, developers, entrepreneurs, investors) flew in to be part of this event at India Electronics Week in 2016.

In 2017, you can be part of the thousands joining our community as we build the next revolutionary platform for technologists.

No longer a singular conference, over 11 independent conferences are being developed and co-located to build a multidisciplinary mega-convention at B.I.E.C (India’s first “LEED – Certified” Green Exhibition & Conference Facility) in Bengaluru, India. Each conference will have its own stage, schedule, exhibitors, workshops, networking opportunities and lots more!.

Your Pro Pass is now the singular pass that lets you access the many conferences hosted under one roof. At EFYCON, you can learn about every major industry touched by technology. You can reach, connect and network with influential technologists, technology decision makers, eminent thought leaders, the most disruptive companies, while meeting your customers (and even competitors!).

EFYCON is just the start of a far larger vision for the ElectronicsForU.com platform, in our pursuit to build a powerful platform that can catapult technologists to success.