AEC 2023 Track Developer Outline

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Conference Goals

  • Continue to Become the Go-To Conference for Automation Professionals in Northern Alberta
  • 25% Attendance Increase From 2018 (400 to 500 delegates), Note: Not using 2020 numbers as it was virtual.
  • Exceptional End-User Content = Bums In Seats!
  • Break-Even (or make a little)

2023 Tracks

  • Cybersecurity
  • Alarm Management 
  • Leak Detection
  • New Technology
  • Wireless
  • Safety 
  • Digital Transformation 

Track Schedule (allows for 4 speakers max)

  • 9:30am to 10:30am – Session 1/Keynote (think high-level executive, not required)
  • 11:00am to 12:00pm – Session 2 
  • 2:00pm to 3:00pm – Session 3
  • 3:30pm to 4:30pm – Session 4

Track Developer Role

  • Track Content/Session Topics Development
  • Source/Secure Track Speakers (you can be a speaker for one session)
  • Track Sponsor Leads/Referrals (Heidi to pitch)
  • Track Webpage Summary (Heidi to edit)
  • Track Attendee Promotion Plan & Key Contacts (Heidi to execute)
  • Track Moderator Recruitment (1 per day)

Track Developer Perks

  • Acclaim (massive professional street cred), Networking & New Contacts
  • Free ISA 1 Year Membership (value $130 US)
  • Free Professional Headshot
  • Featured on AEC & ISA Edmonton Websites
  • 2 Free Conference Guest Passes (one per day)
  • Good Karma 🙂

Speaker Criteria

  • End-Users (preferred) or EPC’s
  • Vendors (2 max) – Need to be either 1) Track Sponsor or 2) Pass Sponsor

Session Topic/Format Ideas

  • Current Event (was in the news)
  • Latest Trend(s)/Trending Topic
  • Case Study
  • Lessons Learnt
  • Expert Panel (experts & moderator/interviewer)
  • Interview/Fireside Chat (expert & interviewer)
  • Campfire Conversation (moderator leads open discussion with all delegates/attendees)
  • Live Demonstration
  • New Product or Service Feature (can’t be a sales pitch)

Timeline/Deadlines

  • May 15, 2022 – Photo & Bio Due
  • June 15, 2022 – Track Sponsor Leads/Referrals Due
  • October 31, 2022 – Session Titles & Speakers Due
  • November 15, 2022 – Track Summary (2 paragraphs max)
  • November 30, 2022 – Track Attendee Promotion Plan & Key Contacts Due