Speaker Resources

Speaker Resources

Welcome to the STPCon Spring 2018 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 Information Video

Here is the Speaker Information Video for Spring 2018. Questions? Contact James Stinar.

Speaker Logistics Coordinator

James Stinar
Email: jstinar@softwaretestpro.com

Conference Registration

As an STPCon Spring 2018 conference speaker you will receive a complimentary registration (non-transferable) for the Main Conference Package (April 11-12).  AS A SPEAKER, you will be registered as a Workshop or Session Speaker by STP once you have completed and signed your Speaker Checklist and Letter of Commitment. You will receive a registration confirmation email approx 48 hours after returning your required documents to James. Please note the registration does not include pre-conference workshops.  You can attend a pre-conference workshop day for a discounted rate of $300 or $500 for both workshop days. If you are interested in attending a workshop, please email James Stinar.

Reserving a Room at the Conference Hotel

Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
900 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA  92660
949.640.4000 (Hotel)
866.440.3375 (Reservations)

All conference activities will take place at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, April 9 – 12, 2018.  A special discounted rate of $199 per night has been reserved for conference participants.

RESERVE YOUR ROOM ONLINE or call 866.440.3375 and reference the Software Test Professionals discounted rate. Hotel rooms are expected to sell out – please reserve as soon as possible.  The conference rate will be available until March 16th, 2018 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 S18 – HotelRequestForm and return this form via email to James Stinar by Friday, January 26th.

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 January 26 @ 5PM ET
Audio Visual Request Form February 9 @ 5PM ET
Presentation Materials Due March 30 @ 5PM ET

Presentation Materials

Session presentations are due by March 30 @ 5PM ET. 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 James Stinar.
  • Identify the attachment by your last name and abbreviated session title.
  • 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.

Each core conference session breakout room will be set with the following AV package:

  • Computer projector unit (capable of handling resolutions up to 16:9)
  • Projection screen
  • Universal slide advancer with a USB port – minimum XP or OSX operating system
  • Flip chart with markers

If you have any other Audio/Visual requests, please fill out the S18 – AudioVisualRequestForm and return it via email to James Stinar by 5:00 PM ET on February 9.

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.  In addition, we will include all social media contact information on your bio if you provide us with your details.