Amsterdam Basecamp Call for Presentations is Open!


We want YOU to present at Amsterdam Basecamp!

The Salesforce Admin Relations team is heading to Amsterdam and we want your presentation ideas for the Admin Theater. The Admin Theater at Amsterdam Basecamp is where #AwesomeAdmins deliver and absorb engaging, actionable, and memorable content that helps them develop essential Salesforce Admin skills, drive success for their business, and elevate their careers.

The Call for Presentations for Amsterdam will remain open until 27 February 2020

Our goal is to have all acceptances out by 2 March 2020. For those of you who are new to speaking or have never attended a Basecamp Event before, never fear – as long as you are passionate and knowledgeable you’ll be fine! We love first-time speakers and highly encourage you to take this wonderful Public Speaking Skills module on Trailhead.

Theater sessions will be in 20-minute blocks. This format means there isn’t availability for a question and discussion time, however, speakers can meet with audience members after their presentation. The session is held in the Admin Theater with a podium and microphone. Basecamp attendees are free to walk up and listen to your session or take a seat in the audience. Theater sessions often center around topics that are easy for Salesforce Admins to engage in. A strong format is to have actionable items for Admins to learn in a short time period.

What makes a good proposal?

First, let’s start with the Session Title. It should be something that will be of interest to Salesforce Admins, and you should word it in a way that makes it very clear to those attendees what you’ll be covering (in no more than 80 characters).

The Session Abstract field is where you’ll write a short paragraph (in no more than 2000 characters) to quickly tell us what you’re going to talk about. Be creative! Don’t just explain your slide deck, but share your ideas for interacting with the audience: What are you going to build/demo? What discussion will you lead? What will your audience be able to take home with them and show to their companies? Remember this will eventually be published on the website and will be the public-facing view of what your talk is about. It should be compelling and clearly communicate what attendees can expect to learn from your session.

If you have more than one topic you’d like to propose, please complete the submission process again for each topic.

Suggested topics

We’re looking for fun, engaging sessions that provide actionable content that helps Salesforce Admins build their skills, elevate their careers, and deliver innovative technology solutions for their companies.

Here are some ideas for sessions we’d like to see:

  • Speak on a topic you are passionate about. This could be about a specific feature, it could be about a solution that you love, it could be something you know about advancing your career or being an ally that you feel strongly about. The first step in getting your audience to love listening to you is for you to love what you are saying.
  • Strongly consider the takeaways and lessons your audience will gain by listening to your talk. It is not enough that the presentation is interesting to you, but what will be interesting to your audience. Be sure these things are highlighted in your abstract.
  • Have you gained experience in new features or products that were only recently released? Often Salesforce Admins do not get the chance to be early adopters of technology on the platform and you may be in a position to give them unique insight.
  • Do you have a clever solution that might apply to a wide audience? Answer that carefully, because a solution you provided for a specific problem might not be generic enough to have mass appeal.

This list is by no means exhaustive – if you have a great session proposal that we haven’t mentioned, we’d love to hear about it!

Note that this call for presentations is aimed at sessions focusing on tools and technologies, by Admins, for Admins – in other words…show us the Setup Menu!

What to expect

Your session proposal will be reviewed by our core team, and selections will be made to ensure we have the best mix of valuable content for Admins of all experience levels. You will get an email from us by 2 March 2020 letting you know the status of your submission. If your session is accepted, you will be connected with a member of the Admin Team who will guide you through the preparation process that includes feedback on your content and practice sessions.

Please note that Salesforce does not provide travel to the event or lodging. Only 1 speaker per session. Maximum of 2 submissions, please.

Call for Presentations for this event is closed.

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