IDL Progression – Urgent Call for Proposals

Hello IDL SIG Members, Yesterday we received exciting news: our IDL Progression proposed for the 2016 STC Summit has been approved! Now we need proposals from our members to fill four session slots within that progression. The timeline is very short – we must submit our lineup early next week. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PRESENT A PROGRESSION TOPIC AT THE SUMMIT, WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. Please respond ASAP by email to with as much of the following information as possible:
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Company/School
  • Twitter Handle
  • Public LinkedIn Profile
  • Session Title
  • Abstract (a marketing pitch for the Summit catalog)
  • Session Proposal (how your session will work; what you plan to do)
  • Audience Skill Level (beginner / intermediate / advanced / all)
  • Audience Prerequisites
  • Session Keywords (i.e. training, adult learning, interactive, etc.)
  • Audience Keywords (i.e. Manager, Everyone)
  • Bio
  • Speaking Experience
  • Examples of Presentations (short descriptions of previous presentations)
Progressions are 20-minute small-group sessions with attendees able to switch and select two sessions (out of five choices) during a 45 minute time slot. These are quick and good for discussions, problem solving, and quick case studies (as examples). Generally the presenters also have handouts with quick tips or supporting material (to summarize the big points). Flipcharts are provided for progression sessions; projectors are not. Don’t wait – let us hear from you right away. If you have questions or aren’t sure about your topic, please write to and ask us! Our 2015 Summit Progression was a great success, so let’s do it again. Happy Holidays, Robert Hershenow and Mellissa Ruryk IDL SIG Co-Managers

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