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Call for Speakers

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?

Due to limited seats, we have allotted a maximum of 3000 passes for conference attendees (Business [1200 passes], Standard [1200 passes], Pro [600 passes]) and 12,000 passes for exhibition visitors (Expo pass). Once Conference passes are closed, only Expo passes will be made available to delegates.

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 PDF showing pass benefits and pricing.

Registration

Other information:

  1. Defence personnel: 50% discount across all deliverables
  2. Priority access: Pro pass holders will get workshop reservation options two weeks before Standard pass holders.

Click here to reserve your access pass to India’s best multi-disciplinary technology conference.

Special Discount for Bulk Pass Registration

We offer special discounts for purchase of bulk passes. Send an e-mail to [email protected] for any query/request.

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

 

The Big Picture

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.