speaker faq

When does the CyberHub Summit Call for Speakers open?  When are submissions due?

Call for speakers is posted on each respective event’s speaker section. Please make sure to review that section for all relevant information.

When will I find out if I have been accepted?

We notify each speaker within 3 months of the event date if the submission was accepted.

What speaking opportunities are open?  What are the different types of sessions?

No, they are no different sessions. We limit the number of speakers based on the topics we have selected for each summit. Please make sure to review the topics prior to submission to ensure the submission is relevant to the summit. Each summit has two general sessions and 3-4 private sessions. Make sure to indicate which one your submission is relevant for.

How many speaking slots are available?

We anticipate no more than 10 speaking slots.

How are sessions selected?

CyberHub Summit’s content advisory board is the one responsible for the speaker selection. Each submission is reviewed by the board and the most attractive speakers and topics are selected to speak at the Summit.

How do you assure you have timely material if the sessions are submitted so far in advance?

Final presentations are reviewed within a few weeks of CyberHub Summit and the advisory board helps presenters to seek and include up-to-date examples and content.

What are the main reasons sessions don’t get selected?

Believe it or not the #1 reason is incomplete submissions. The session detail portion of the submission is the most important piece of the entire submission. It is very clear on the review end when a marketing or PR person is tasked with the submission—the title is catchy, and the short abstract is solid…. but the detail is sketchy, and the expertise of the actual proposed presenter is lacking. Don’t fall into this trap. Sales pitches are also extremely easy to spot, and our advisory board quickly eliminates them from consideration. We also get a lot of very similar submissions, and with a limited number of sessions, the advisory board must pick the sessions and the presenters they think best address the topic. Take time to really submit specific detail and examples to differentiate yourself from the other proposals.