Speaker Resource Center

Congratulations on being accepted to present at DVCon U.S. 2018! This Speaker Center is designed to help you prepare for your final proceedings papers, slide presentation and your responsibilities at conference.

Please note that submitter of the abstract is responsible for completing the confirmation form, and all draft paper requirements. Final papers and slides and remaining duties are the responsibility of the speaker.

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Jackie McIntoshConference Program Coordinator

Important Deadlines



Deadline: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

  • Abstracts are due to the submission site by August 8
  • Submitters will receive official notification of accept/reject by October 18
  • Accepted abstracts are expected to complete the steps listed on this page to produce a paper for the proceedings and prepare their presentation for conference. 

Finalizing Your Paper

Please follow theese steps below to prepare your final paper for publication. 

Deadline: Thursday, November 2

Step One: Submit Your Draft Paper for Review

  • Accepted abstracts must submit a draft paper for review between October 18 and November 2.
  • Paper guidelines:
  • Review comments will be provided by the TPC by November 16

Deadline: Thursday, November 30

Step Two: Submit New Version of Paper Incorporating TPC Feedback

  • TPC members should have reviews finalized November 16.
  • Upload the newest version of your paper, incorporating the feedback from TPC by  November 30
  • for TPC approval for conference.

Deadline: Monday, December 11

Step Three: Submit Final Paper for Proceedings and Copyright Form

  • Final papers, minimum of 8 pages, must be submtited for the proceedings no later than December 11.
  • Copyright forms must be submitted along with the final paper. 
  • Choose only ONE of the following versions to complete and return. Instructions will be provided for form upload.

Presentation Prep

Deadline: Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Submit Bio and Draft Slides

  • Submit draft slides and speaker bio through your Navigation Center.
  • Feedback on draft slides will be sent to the speaker by Tuesday, January 30.
  • Slide Presentation Template - Please note that you may have your company logo on the first slide only.
  • NEW THIS YEAR -Please use a 16:9 aspect ratio on all slides.
  • Please prepare a 25 minute presentation + 5 minutes for Q&A.

Deadline: Tuesday, February 13, 2017

Submit Final Slides for the Archive

Registration & Visas

Deadline: Friday, January 19


  • Registration instructions will be sent to the speaker in January.
    • The speaker must be registered by Friday, January 19.
    • You may contact Nannette Jordan with registration questions.
  • One person from the paper must be registered before the final paper can be submitted.
  • Failure to register will result in your paper being removed from the conference proceedings.


Visit the Registration area to learn about traveling to the US, obtaining a Visa, and how to contact the DVCon Office for an invitation letter.

At Conference

  • All speakers are required to bring their slides to the conference! Please arrive 30 minutes early to your session in order to load these slides to the laptop provided. 

Audio Visual Information

This is a list of the equipment you will find in each of the presentation rooms.

Video Projection

  • LCD projector, resolution 1024x576
  • Computer Equipment/Software Dell D360 Latitude, DVD/CD-ROM, Dual Core, USB
  • Windows XP Operating System, Office 2010 software, OpenOffice, LibreOffice
  • Acrobat Reader

Audio Equipment

  • Podium microphone
  • Lavalier microphone
  • Aisle microphones for questions
  • Laser pointer
  • Speaker timer