Stpcon Spring 2014

Sheraton New Orleans $159/night


Welcome to the STPCon Spring 2014 Conference Speaker Resource Area

This webpage will serve as a home base for any information you may need for planning and preparation leading up to the conference including:
Speaker Logistics Coordinator
James Stinar
Direct Line:  719.476.0774 or 877.257.9531 or

Overview Video

Conference Registration

As a STPCon Spring 2014 conference speaker you will receive a complimentary registration (non-transferable) for the Main Conference Package (April 15-17).  This registration will automatically be made for you and your conference badge and materials will be waiting for you at our onsite conference registration desk. Please note the registration does not include a pre-conference workshop.  You can attend a pre-conference workshop for a discounted rate of $400 (now $300). If you are interested in attending a workshop, please email James Stinar.

Reserving a Room at the Conference Hotel

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
888.627.7033 (Reservations) / 504.525.2500 (Hotel)

All conference activities will take place at the Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans, April 14 - 17, 2014.  A special discounted rate of $159, for a one-bedroom, has been reserved for conference participants.  

RESERVE YOUR ROOM ONLINE or call (504) 525-2500 and reference the Software Test Professionals Conference rate.  Hotel rooms are expected to sell out - please reserve as soon as possible.  The conference rate will be available until March 13, 2014 OR until rooms sell out.  Don't miss your opportunity to stay at the conference hotel.

If you would prefer, we are able to make your hotel reservations for you.  Simply fill out the hotel reservation form and return this form via email to Peggy Libbey by February 21st

Speaker Deadlines

See the table below for the speaker deadlines schedule. Your help in ensuring that the deadlines below are met is a key element to our mutual success.

Item Important Dates
Hotel Reservation Form 5:00 PM ET February 21, 2014
Audio Visual Request Form 5:00 PM ET March 7, 2014
Presentation Materials Due 5:00 PM ET March 28, 2014
Speaker Orientation Call 4:00 PM ET March 19, 2014

Presentation Materials

Session presentations are due by 5:00 PM ET on Friday, March 28. If you do not have your own PPT template, you are welcome to use the Conference PPT Template.
Submitting your slide deck:
  • Attach it to an e-mail, addressed to  
  • Identify the attachment by your last name and session number.
  • We can only accept files that are less than 10 MB. If your file exceeds 10 MB, email Rick Baucom and he will provide you with further instructions.
  • Submit your PowerPoint presentation and any handouts in .ppt, .pdf, .doc or .key format.
  • We will create PDF versions (2 slides per page) of your files before we post them on the conference web site.

Audio/Visual Requirements

Core conference session breakout rooms are set classroom style with a podium, riser and a 6 foot head table.  These room set ups may not be altered in order to protect the consistency of the room set-ups.  

Pre-conference workshop rooms are set classroom style, unless you specifically request an alternate set-up.  

Each core conference session breakout room will be set with the following AV package:
  • Computer projector unit (capable of handling resolutions up to 1024x768)
  • Projection screen
  • One wireless lavaliere microphone (two for co-presenters) - based on room size
  • Universal navigator mouse with a USB port – minimum XP or OSX operating system
If you have any other Audio/Visual requests, please fill out the Audio/Visual Request form and return it via email to James Stinar by 5:00 PM ET on March 7th.

Speaker Orientation Call

If this is the first time you have presented at an STP conference, we ask that you participate in a Speaker Orientation Conference Call.  Please mark your calendars now for Wednesday March 19, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. EST(1:00 PT, 2:00 MT, 3:00 CT).  This conference call with be an informational discussion and it will last about 15 minutes.  The dial-in information will be provided via email the day before the call. 

Speaker Orientation Call Recording - March 19, 2014

Listen to the Speaker Orientation call recorded on Wednesday, March 19th. If you have any questions regarding the information in this call please contact James Stinar (

Not Streaming? - Download .mp3

Social Media

Why wait until the conference to network?  Below you will find some opportunities to network with your fellow conference speakers and participants prior to the start of the conference.  We will be tweeting about your session and we will feature your content on our Facebook page.