Apply to Speak at TCC14
We're excited to announce that the call for customer speakers for our US conference is now open! Head on over to the speaker submission form to apply to share your story with the thousands of Tableau users who will descend on Seattle from September 8-12, 2014. The customer speaker track is the highlight of the conference for many attendees. Tableau users love to learn from fellow data lovers, and they're eager to hear how others are solving problems and telling stories with data.
The speaker submission and selection process will be different this year from in years past, so please read on for details, tips and more info.
For 2014, we'll be accepting customer speakers on a rolling basis. The first round of customer speakers will be selected from customers who submit their applications before January 1, 2014. Think of it like early decision selections in college. For the best possible chance of being selected, we recommend you apply early!
We'll announce the selections from this "early" round of submissions in the first month of 2014.
After the January 1 early deadline, we'll make selections and announcements on a rolling basis. The final deadline to submit an application will be April 1, 2014.
Tips for Submitting
This year's conference is all about inspiring people to do more with data. We welcome customer talks on:
- Industry use cases
- Championing analytics
- Deploy and grow stories
- Technical talks
- Cool use cases
- Designing great dashboards
- Telling compelling stories with data
- Anything else you're doing with data that's awesome
You can view all the session topics from last year here. Filter "Type" to "Customer Session" to see what our customers presented.
The customer speaker application includes a space for you to upload screenshots of your dashboard or .twbx files. Our attendees love to see Tableau in action, and to understand how our presenters are using Tableau, so we use this information in our decision-making. We strongly suggest you include dashboards in your application to increase the chances of selection. This part of your application will not be shared externally at any point.
The Fine Print
Customers selected to speak at conference will receive a complimentary pass to conference; only one complimentary pass is provided per session. To ensure you lock in the best discount possible, we recommend you purchase a ticket early (our $400 discount ends December 13, 2013) and we will be happy to refund your ticket when you are selected to speak. If you wish to have co-speakers, they will need to purchase a conference pass.
Tableau does not cover the cost of travel or hotel for speakers.
The customer speaker track is reserved for customers only. All speakers must be full-time employees of the company they represent. Partners and consultants should contact Dave Martin about opportunities at conference.
For any other questions about the customer speaker submission process, please contact Morgan Wierleski.