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2020 Call For Presentations

Submission Deadline

Friday, January 11, 2020

Conference Dates: September 20-23, 2020

Conference Location: The Fairmont Austin

What session topics or ideas should I submit for consideration?

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
  • 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

Why should I submit presentation ideas?

MadWorld provides an excellent opportunity to showcase your professional skills and expertise to the MadCap Software user community. We’ll select 20 main conference sessions and eight advanced training workshop sessions from more than 15 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.

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’s covered if I am selected to present?

Speakers selected to present at MadWorld will have the following covered by MadCap Software:

  • Conference registration
  • Workshop registration
  • Hotel accommodation for three nights (four for workshop speakers)

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
  • Information Architects
  • Instructional Designers
  • Knowledge Base Experts
  • Policies and Procedures Specialists
  • Students and Professors
  • Software User Assistance Managers
  • Technical Subject Matter Experts
  • Technical Writers
  • User Assistance Specialists
Photo of some speakers from MadWorld 2018
Photo of a MadWorld 2018 speaker smiling while presenting
MadWorld presentation view from the audience