Call for Speakers is now closed.

Call for Speakers

Thank you for your interest in speaking at Sage Transform 2021. Our Call for Speakers is now closed. Speakers will be notified of their acceptance by June 11.

Save the date for Sage Transform 2021: November 8-12, 2021 in Las Vegas

Important Dates

Call for Speakers is now closed. Speakers will be notified of their acceptance by June 11.

For reference, you can review the speaker guidelines and view title and description examples.

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.

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.

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.

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].