Submission Deadline: April 30, 2021 5:00PM PST

Call for Speakers

Are you a Sage Intacct, Sage People, or Sage Intacct Budgeting and Planning customer or partner with a great story to tell? Share your knowledge and experience with our Sage Transform 2021 attendees! We are looking for educational sessions featuring best practices, lessons learned, tips and tricks, or use cases on how Sage helped take your company to the next level.

How it Works?

How to submit

How to Submit

Complete the online application form. Only sessions submitted online will be considered.

All submissions must be received by April 30, 2021.

Selection Process

Selection Process

Submissions will be reviewed by our Sage Transform content team. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Sessions will be selected based on providing broad educational content such as lessons learned, best practices, challenges conquered, and benefits achieved. In addition, sessions focused on tips and tricks or maximizing product functionality are also very popular.

If you are a partner, sales-focused sessions will not be considered based on attendee feedback.

Notification

Notification

We will notify speakers of acceptance by June 11, 2021. Upon notification, speakers will have access to the Speaker Portal to accept the Speaker Agreement and manage their session-related tasks.

Important Dates

Prior to submitting a session idea, please read the speaker guidelines and check out examples to help craft your proposal.

March 30, 2021

Call for Submissions Opens

April 30, 2021

Call for Submissions Closes

June 11, 2021

Notification of Acceptance

August 12, 2021

Presentation Due for Review

September 30, 2021

Final Presentation Due

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is the Sage Transform conference?

With the health and safety of our attendees as our top priority, our conference planning continues to evolve. Our current expectation is that Sage Transform 2021 will take place the week of November 8-12, online and in Las Vegas, NV.

Who can submit a session?

Sage Intacct, Sage People, or Sage Intacct Budgeting and Planning customers, partners, or employees can submit a session proposal.

When is my session submission due?

All session submissions are due by April 30, 2021 to be considered for this year’s conference.

What information is needed to complete a session submission?

All session submissions required a session title, description and at least one session speaker/moderator to be included. In addition, you will need to answer the following during the process. Session submissions that do not provide detailed answers to the required questions will not be considered. 

  • Session level
  • Session track
  • Product Focus
  • Session format
  • Session description
  • Provide a minimum of 3 learning objectives (what attendees can expect to learn)

Speaker information to include:

  • Relationship to Sage
  • Contact information
  • Speaker Bio

In order to help you prepare your submission, we have created an offline worksheet that you can fill out beforehand prior to submitting via the online form. You must enter your session information via the online submission form to formally apply to speak at Sage Transform, we will not accept this document as a session submission.

What are the session formats and lengths?

We are looking for a mix of session formats to support both the in-person and online experiences. At this time, these include: breakout sessions, panel discussions, Lightning Talks (short, pre-recorded video or audio-only sessions).

Session lengths will vary with Lightning Talks limited to 15 minutes and other session options limited to 60 minutes.

If my session is accepted, how do I deliver the session during the conference?

If your session has been selected, you will be able to choose the delivery format option that you are comfortable with. Accepted speakers are not required to present their session live in Las Vegas, and acceptance of your submission is not contingent on delivery format performance.

What are you looking for in the session title?

Keep it short and descriptive to clearly describe what your session will cover. While funny, clever titles are welcome, we are still looking for a clear idea of what will be presented – both for our content committee selection process and how your session will be listed in the Session Catalog. There is a 75-character limit for the title (including spaces). We reserve the right to edit session titles.

See examples here →

What are you looking for in the session description?

Short, simple and concise descriptions are best. Describe what attendees will learn and the value or benefit gained from attending. Session descriptions are published in the Session Catalog so it is critical that your title and description match the content that will be presented. There is a limit of 1000 characters (including spaces). We reserve the right to edit session descriptions.

See examples here →

What are you looking for in the learning objectives?

A minimum of 3 learning objectives are required to be submitted with your session submission. These objectives will help the content team in further evaluating your session submission by highlighting what will be covered and what attendees will learn in your session. We are looking for answers to the following: “In this session, I will learn …”

Note: Lightning Talks do not require learning objectives.

Do you have details on the session tracks?

During your submission, you will select the track that is most relevant to your session proposal and any relevant subtopic(s). Sage may change your track or add sub-track information based on what works best for our content needs.

View the list of tracks here →

What is a Lightning Talk?

Lightning Talks are designed to be quick (15 minutes or less) pre-recorded video or audio presentations that will be featured in our on-demand catalog at during the virtual Sage Transform experience. 

What makes a good Lightning Talk?
  • Educational content focused on thought leadership, or tips and tricks for working in the product
  • Get to the point early on
  • Less is more: Keep your slides simple and text to a minimum
  • Be exciting! You only have 15 minutes – make it impactful.

View Lightning Talk examples here →

Is there a limit to the number of speakers per session?

For breakout sessions, a primary speaker is required for submission. An additional secondary speaker can be included with your submission (or added later). For panel sessions, a session moderator is required for submission. An additional 3 panelists can be included (or added later). Lightning Talks are limited to one (1) speaker. 

The more information you can provide during the session submission process will help our team evaluate the content.

What is the Session Submission Agreement and why do I need to accept before submitting my proposal?

We acknowledge that signing up to be a session speaker takes effort and time. Our audience is very focused on attending the conference for education and training and the content delivered is a significant part of the overall attendee experience. As such, we are committed to delivering the highest level of content possible and as a speaker, would ask that you make the same commitment to helping make Transform 2021 a success. 

View the Session Submission Agreement here →

Can I make changes to my session proposal after I submit my session?

You are able to make edits and adjustments to your session up until the session submission deadline of April 30. After that date, you will not be able to make changes.

When will I find out if my session has been accepted?

We will notify speakers of acceptance by June 11, 2021.

If I change companies after my session proposal is selected, can I still present?

Please communicate any changes as soon as possible and we will evaluate on a case by case basis. Any approved changes after submission are still expected to meet our content deadlines.

If the speaker on an accepted session is no longer with our company, can we provide an alternative speaker to present the session?

Please communicate any changes as soon as possible and we will evaluate on a case by case basis. Any approved changes after submission are still expected to meet our content deadlines.

I forgot my log in information. What do I do?

If you are not able to retrieve your log in information from the “Forgot Password” link on the Call for Speakers home page, please contact our team for support at: [email protected].