Grid-Interop's Face Time

Expanding the Smart Grid topic

Grid-Interop will again this year feature Face Time, a speaking opportunity designed to increase the number of topics and discussions included at Grid-Interop 2011. Held in conjunction with the Interoperability Fair on Tuesday night, Face Time gives you a high-visibility, yet intimate venue for presenting on a topic that is relevant to the Grid-Interop audience.

Extending the conversation

Face Time is your chance to present one-on-one or to a small group, your favorite topic relating to information interoperability, business and policy, basic connectivity, and architecture as it relates to Smart Grid. Use the high energy atmosphere of the well-attended networking reception on the show floor to gain valuable visibility for your topic and expertise.

The Face Time format is quite simple; you will be provided with a hi-boy table placed in a conspicuous location on the show floor. All you need is a battery-powered laptop to present from and a compelling and relevant topic.

Whether you missed the Call for Papers deadline, or just have a topic that you are passionate about, but is not being covered in the conference sessions, Face Time can put you in front of interested reception attendees to get the conversation started.

Submit your topic idea and abstract using the process outlined below. There are only 20 presenting slots available, so make your abstract as compelling and as relevant as possible to the Grid-Interop audience.

Face Time is NOT a selling opportunity, no product pitches or demonstrations will be allowed.

Submitting your Face Time topic idea

The process for submitting your topic idea and abstract is quick and easy. You will not need a formal paper, just a well written and topical abstract. You will need to be logged in to go start your submission. With your abstract readily available, click on the Submit Topic button on the righthand side of this page. Read the Face Time Submission description and then click the Start Submission button. Starting with the Introduction read and complete each of the four tabs in the Submission dialog box, using the Next button to move to the next tab. Once you have completed all of the sections click the Submit button. Your Face Time topic submission is now complete and will be reviewed by the selection committee.

What to expect next

You will receive a confirmation e-mail that your submission was successful at the e-mail address you supplied in your profile. The selection committee will review and evaluate each topic submission on the basis of quality and consistency with the prescribed topics and theme of the Grid-Interop event. If your topic is selected as one of the twenty to be featured you will be notified via e-mail by Nov 25, 2011.

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