Speaker Resources

Welcome to the STPCon Fall 2015 Conference Speaker Resource Area

This webpage will serve as a home base for any information you may need for planning and preparation leading up to the conference including:

Speaker Logistics Coordinator

James Stinar
Email: jstinar@softwaretestpro.com

Conference Registration

As an STPCon Fall 2015 conference speaker you will receive a complimentary registration (non-transferable) for the Main Conference Package (October 7-8).  This registration will be automatically processed for you and your conference badge/materials will be waiting for you at our onsite conference registration desk. Please note the registration does not include pre-conference workshops.  You can attend a pre-conference workshop day for a discounted rate of $300 or $500 for both workshop days. If you are interested in attending a workshop, please email James Stinar.

Reserving a Room at the Conference Hotel

Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center
1657 Worcester Rd.
Framingham, MA 01701
888.627.7184 (Reservations) / 508.879.7200 (Hotel)

All conference activities will take place at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center, October 5-8, 2015.  A special discounted rate of $199 per night has been reserved for conference participants.

RESERVE YOUR ROOM ONLINE or call 508.879.7200 and reference the Software Test Professionals Conference rate.
Hotel rooms are expected to sell out – please reserve as soon as possible.  The conference rate will be available until Thursday, September 12 OR until rooms sell out.  Don’t miss your opportunity to stay at the conference hotel!

If you would prefer, we are able to make your hotel reservations for you.  Simply fill out the F15 – HotelRequestForm and return this form via email to James Stinar by Friday, August 21.

* For the most convenient way from Logan International Airport to the Sheraton Framingham Hotel, take the Logan Express shuttle to the Framingham Terminal and then take a short cab ride to the hotel. Click here for more info.

Speaker Deadlines

See the table below for the speaker deadlines schedule. Your help in ensuring that the deadlines below are met is a key element to our mutual success.

Item Important Dates
Hotel Reservation Form August 21 @ 5PM ET
Audio Visual Request Form September 4 @ 5PM ET
Presentation Materials Due September 18 @ 5PM ET
Speaker Orientation Call September 2 @ 4 PM ET

Presentation Materials

Session presentations are due by September 18th @ 5PM ET. If you do not have your own PPT template, you are welcome to use the Conference PPT Template.

Submitting your slide deck:

  • Attach it to an e-mail, addressed to James Stinar.
  • Identify the attachment by your last name and abbreviated session title.
  • We can only accept files that are less than 10 MB. If your file exceeds 10 MB, email Rick Baucom and he will provide you with further instructions.
  • Submit your PowerPoint presentation and any handouts in .ppt, .pdf, .doc or .key format.
  • We will create PDF versions (2 slides per page) of your files before we post them on the conference web site.

Audio/Visual Requirements

Core conference session breakout rooms are set classroom style with a podium, riser and a 6 foot head table.  These room set ups may not be altered in order to protect the consistency of the room set-ups.

Each core conference session breakout room will be set with the following AV package:

  • Computer projector unit (capable of handling resolutions up to 1024 x 768)
  • Projection screen
  • One wireless lavaliere microphone (two for co-presenters) – based on room size
  • Universal navigator mouse with a USB port – minimum XP or OSX operating system

If you have any other Audio/Visual requests, please fill out the F15 – AudioVisualRequestForm and return it via email to James Stinar by 5:00 PM ET on September 4.

Speaker Orientation Call

If this is the first time you have presented at an STP conference, we ask that you participate in a Speaker Orientation Conference Call.  Please mark your calendars now for Wednesday, September 2nd, 4pm Eastern.  This conference call with be an informational discussion and it will last about 15 minutes.  The dial-in information will be provided via email the day before the call.

Speaker Orientation Call Recording – September 2nd, 4pm Eastern

Below is a recording of our Speaker Orientation Call recorded September 2nd, 2015. If you have any questions about STPCon Fall 2015 in Boston, please contact James Stinar.

Social Media

Why wait until the conference to network?  Below you will find some opportunities to network with your fellow conference speakers and participants prior to the start of the conference.  We will be tweeting about your session and we will feature your content on our Facebook page.  In addition, we will include all social media contact information on your bio if you provide us with your details.