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MadWorld Conference // Call for Presentations

The MadWorld 2019 Call For Presentations

The submission deadline is Friday, August 31, 2018
Conference Dates: April 14-17, 2019
Conference Location: Hard Rock Hotel, San Diego, California

MadCap Software is pleased to announce the MadWorld 2019 Call for Presentations. The premier technical communication and content strategy conference returns next year to San Diego, California.

Why should I submit presentation ideas for MadWorld 2019?

MadWorld provides an excellent opportunity to showcase your professional skills and expertise to the MadCap Software user community. We’ll select 40 main conference sessions and 8 advanced training workshop sessions from more than 20 speakers with a variety of backgrounds, skills, industries and areas of expertise.

Speakers are expected to prepare highly engaging presentations that highlight best practices, showcase success stories, demonstrate advanced techniques, or share information on the latest technologies and trends taking shape in the industry. In short, speaking at MadWorld requires thought provoking content, a desire to share knowledge with your peers, and a personal commitment to prepare presentations that offer actionable takeaways, share valuable insight and drive engagement with your audience.

Who attends the MadWorld conference?

MadWorld attendees come from organizations from all over the world – from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies and from universities to large government agencies. You’ll be able to exchange ideas and build one-on-one relationships with people who have dealt with similar challenges, and learn best practices and processes to tackle those hard-to-solve situations.

  • Content Managers
  • Clinical Documentation Specialists
  • Documentation Managers
  • Education Content Managers
  • eLearning Specialists
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Information Architects
  • Instructional Designers
  • Knowledge Base Experts
  • Marketing Managers
  • Policies and Procedures Specialists
  • Students and Professors
  • Software User Assistance Managers
  • Technical Subject Matter Experts
  • Technical Writers
  • User Assistance Specialists
Presenting for the first time at MadWorld was a great experience, and I hope to do so again. I presented two case studies from my team’s journey. One focused on how and why we chose MadCap tools over another solution, along with the money and teeth-gnashing spared in the process. The second presentation covered our combined use of MadCap Flare and Confluence for collaborative development in our global, agile environment.”

“The coolest thing about this experience was the confirmation that others in tech comm are leaping over the same hurdles as we are. I think I learned as much from my presentation attendees in the rich Q & A at the end of my sessions as they learned from me.

Jayna Locke

Content Strategist, Digi International Inc.,
MadWorld 2017 Speaker

What session topics or ideas should I submit for consideration for MadWorld 2019?

Your session ideas should offer actionable takeaways and apply across industry verticals. While specific session ideas are not provided, the conference committee is looking for a rich variety of session content, advanced sessions geared toward experienced users, and sessions that are unique, i.e. have not been presented at a previous conference.

Below are a few suggested session topics:

  • Advanced Topics
    • CSS Techniques
    • HTML5
    • JavaScript
    • jQuery
  • Advanced Flare Features
  • Advanced Print Publishing
  • API Documentation
  • Authoring in the Cloud
  • Automation
  • Basic/Intermediate Topics
    • CSS Techniques
    • Master Pages vs Page Layouts
  • Boosting Performance
  • Career Development
  • Case Studies and Best Practices
  • Conditions, Snippets and Single Source Content
  • Content Auditing
  • Content Review with SMEs
  • Content Strategy
  • Cutting Costs in Communications
  • Design and Layout for Online Output
  • Documenting Multiple Products or Versions
  • eLearning
  • Global Project Linking
  • How Do I Do _______ in Flare?
  • How to Build the Business Case for Flare and Supporting Applications
  • How to Build the Business Case for Technical Documentation
  • How to Create Engaging Content
  • How to Resolve Common Troubleshooting Issues
  • Industry Trends
  • Integrating Multimedia
  • Leveraging the MadPak Professional Suite
  • Managing Complex Flare Projects
  • Product Showcases – Flare, Central, Contributor, MadCap Lingo, Mimic and Capture
  • Project Organization / Getting Started
    • File Naming, Topic Organization and More
    • Things to Consider Before You Start a Project / Authoring in Flare
  • Proxies
  • Search, SEO and Analytics
  • Source Control
  • Team Authoring
  • Top Navigation Output Design, Tips and Tricks
  • Translation and Localization
  • User Experience

What’s covered if I am selected to present?

Presenters selected will have three nights at the conference hotel (4/14-4/16) and comped registration to both the main conference and the advanced training workshop.

MadWorld Presentation view from the audience
Outdoor patio at MadWorld