Call For Participation (CFP) Pre-Announcement
Compaq Enterprise Technical Symposium 2001 (CETS-2001)
Technical Symposium: September 9-14
Pre-Conference Seminars: September 8-9
The CETS-2001 CFP system will go live the first week in April. Session
proposals submitted by May 1, 2001 are the CFP submissions most likely to be
considered for scheduling. If you are interested in speaking at CETS-2001 it
is best to submit your session by May 1st.
Q: Who is the audience for CETS-2001?
A: The attendees at CETS-2001 are knowledgeable IT professionals who design,
implement, and maintain multi-system or complex computing environments
starting at the workgroup level on up to the corporate data center level.
Q: What is the level of the sessions offered at CETS-2001?
A: The sessions offered are in the range of intermediate to the advanced
level. Introductory sessions tend not to be offered. Novice sessions for
experienced IT professionals are offered but these sessions assume the
attendee is experienced in other technologies and the new material can be
covered at an intermediate level.
Q: What type of session is most likely to be scheduled?
A: Any session that is focused on the actual implementation of Compaq
related technology is very likely to be scheduled. Sessions that are focused
on "how we did it" are highly desired.
Q: Does this include sessions using 3rd party technology?
A: Yes as long as the session is focused on technology related to the Compaq
style of computing.
Q: Does this include 3rd party vendor sessions?
A: 3rd party vendor sessions are closely monitored. It is unlikely a 3rd
vendor session focused on "features and functions" or "speeds and feeds"
will be scheduled. Compaq also is almost completely prohibited from offering
these types of sessions. For a 3rd party session to be considered it most
likely would have to focus on "how we did it" using Compaq complementary
technology in a real world customer implementation, preferably involving the
customer as a speaker.
Q: What about marketing sessions?
A: CETS-2001 has an educational program that is designed for a technical
conference and not a tradeshow. The focus of almost all sessions, including
Compaq's, is "how" to apply technology in order to speed the attendees'
implementation of IT projects. This includes "how to" use a given technology
and "how we did it" with a given technology sessions. Speeds and feeds
marketing sessions are limited to a few general overview sessions.
Q: What about weekend Seminar sessions?
A: Details will be posted later.
Q: Will there be a public announcement of the CFP going live?
A: Yes it will be posted here.
Q: What should I do now?
A: Begin designing your session. When the CFP system goes live you will be
required to submit an abstract for the session. That will included a
write-up describing the session. Begin designing your abstract now.
Q: Do the speakers receive anything for speaking?
A: The conference registration fee of $1,395 is waived for speakers.
Q: Where do I find more information about CETS-2001?
A: The web site for CETS-2001 is www.CETS2001.com. Information will begin
appearing in April.