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Speaker Center

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Welcome to the ESC Silicon Valley and Multicore Expo Conference 2010 Speaker Center!

This center is resource for speaker information in order to help speakers plan and prepare for ESC Silicon Valley 2010 and the Multicore Expo Conference.

Location and Dates

The conference will be located at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose from Monday, April 26 to Thursday, April 29. The Multicore Expo Conference will be located in the Hilton San Jose, conveniently attached to the Convention Center.

Registration

As a speaker at ESC Silicon Valley/Multicore 2010, you are preregistered for the conference. We ask that you proceed to Speaker Registration once on-site. Speaker Registration will be located with Event Registration at the main entrance of the Convention Center on the 1st level.
Registration hours are as follows:

Sunday, April 25          2:00pm - 5:00pm
Monday, April 26          7:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday, April 27         7:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday, April 28    7:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday, April 29        7:30am - 5:00pm

Important Deadlines

February 5, 2010 Speaker Agreements are due.
Read, sign and fax back to Colleen Mickey’s attention at: 415.947.6804 or email to: [email protected]. (If you did not receive a speaker agreement, please send an email to this address)

February 25, 2010 Draft Version of Class Notes/Presentation Slides are due.
(ONLY FOR MULTICORE SPEAKERS)

Please refer to the guidelines in your Speaker Kit, including proper naming of files. Those speakers who fail to provide the presentation slides materials may be removed from the conference and may not be considered as future speakers for the Multicore Expo or Embedded Systems Conferences. Directions to submit proceedings are below.

March 10, 2010 Class Notes/Presentation Slides (required of ALL presenters):
Please refer to the guidelines in your Speaker Kit, including proper naming of files. Please note there is an ESC Silicon Valley and Multicore Expo Conference speaker template for Power Point presentations that should be used. Those speakers who fail to provide the proceedings materials may not be considered as future speakers for the Multicore Expo or Embedded Systems Conferences. Directions to submit proceedings are below.

March 10, 2010 Technical Papers (NOT required for Tutorials or Multicore Expo Speakers)
Please refer to the guidelines in your Speaker Kit, including proper naming of files. Those speakers who fail to provide the proceedings materials may not be considered as future speakers for the Embedded Systems Conferences. Directions to submit proceedings are below.

April 16, 2010 Last Day for Special Hotel Rates at most hotels.
Last Day for Special Hotel Rates at most hotels. For hotel accommodations visit:
http://esc-sv.techinsightsevents.com/hotels

Speaker Benefits

Your Role as a Speaker

As a speaker at ESC Silicon Valley/Multicore Expo Conference, it is your responsibility to submit an electronic version of both your class notes/slide presentation and a technical white paper (8-15 pages, NOT for tutorials or Multicore Expo speakers) that will be posted to the ESC Silicon Valley website for registered attendees to download prior to the conference. Please do not send hardcopies of these materials. Please do not send hardcopies of these materials. These notes should be submitted electronically, directions below.

Note: Power Point slides or class notes are not a substitute for the technical paper.

Audio Visual

Each of the conference session rooms will include the following:

  • 1 wired lavaliere microphone
  • 1 podium Microphone
  • 1 LCD projector with connection
  • Screen

Note: Speakers will be responsible for providing their own laptop.

Evaluations

Evaluations are passed out to attendees as they enter the classroom. At the end of each session, our Conference Team collects the evaluation, tabulates the results and provides each instructor with individualized feedback on their performance. Please be sure to make an announcement about filling out evaluations during your conference session.

Directions to Submit Class Notes/Presentation Slides and
Technical Papers

Submit all class notes and proceedings papers electronically in one of two ways:

  1. Emailing to Colleen Mickey at: [email protected]
  2. Upload to our ftp site (preferred process):

PLEASE NOTE: If you don’t have an FTP program such as Filezilla you will need to use Internet Explorer 6, if you have Internet Explorer 7 or later it will not work and you will need to use Windows Explorer. If you open My Computer, you can just type the address into that address bar.

* If you are using and FTP program like WSFTP, or are on a Mac and using Fetch or some other software:

  • Server: ftpwest.cmp.com
  • Same username and password as above
  • Same directions as above

Class Note Guidelines

Conference white papers are a requirement of speakers at the Embedded Systems Conference and Muilticore EXPO Conference. They are of utmost value to our attendees.

  • Format: PDF and PPT
    Please submit your class notes in both pdf and native file formats. We will not distribute or post the Power Point (or other native files). Place the class title, the class number and your name prominently at the beginning of your document. When you submit a PDF, please prepare the file with two slides per page (handout view).
  • Template: There is an ESC Silicon Valley or Multicore Expo Power Point template is included in the Speaker Kit. Please use this template. It is important to keep our conference consistent.
  • Fonts: Please use standard fonts in your presentations. Some examples are Arial, Times New Roman and Courier. We want to avoid the possibility of some attendees not being able to view your notes because of the font used.
  • Company Logo: Please refrain from placing your company logo on your slides.
  • Content: Ideal material includes general session overviews, copies of slides and or files, notes, diagrams, and problem solving exercises. The content of your notes will depend on the format of your actual presentation.
  • File Naming: Please use the following format for labeling your class notes:

    “Session NumberSlides_lastname.ppt”

    For example, for Session ESC-206 with Speaker John Smith should be named as follows:

    “ESC-206Slides_Smith.pdf”

Technical Paper Guidelines:
(NOT applicable for Tutorials or Multicore Expo Sessions)

Conference white papers are a requirement of speakers at the Embedded Systems Conference (excluding tutorials). They are of utmost value to our attendees.

  • Format: PDF
    For proceedings and archival purposes, please submit your paper as a PDF. If submitting your paper as a PDF isn’t possible, please contact Colleen Mickey. Place the class title, the class number and your name prominently at the beginning of your document.
  • File Naming: Please use the following format for labeling your proceedings papers:

    Session NumberPaper_lastname.pdf

    For example, for Session ESC-206 with Speaker John Smith should be named as follows:

    “ESC-206Paper_Smith.pdf”

  • Insert the graphics in your document:
    Do not “link” the graphics to your document. All graphics, pictures, charts, figures, and etc. should be inserted (embedded) into your electronic file.

See Me Speak Banners

Please make sure to use this url when linking/directing your banners back to the event website: http://budurl.com/kyhe

Contact Information

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the following: