The 2011 program will be announced and posted in mid-January 2011.

Call for Speakers

The key to a great conference is great presentations.

Please help make the 2011 Sentiment Analysis Symposium a great event by submitting a speaking proposal by January 7, 2011 for a 35-minute presentation. Click here to proceed to the proposal form.

Presentation proposals from end users, analysts, researchers, and consultants in one of the areas that follow are especially welcome, but we will happily consider all proposals. We do aim for a "no sales pitch" policy to discourage product focused presentations. (**See note below.) Vendors are welcome to propose a lightning talk.

Topic examples:

Please submit your proposal by Friday, January 7, 2011. We will aim to notify you by January 17 whether your proposal is accepted. Selected speakers -- one per presentation -- will receive a free conference pass.

Lightning Talks

If you're from a solution provider -- a start-up or established vendor - please consider submitting a proposal for a lightning talk -- a 5 minute presentation/demo of your sentiment analysis technology, solution, or service -- length to be determined based on the number of accepted submissions. Just use the form to tell us who you are and what you propose to demonstrate. Click here to proceed to the proposal form.

NB to present a lightning talk you must be a paid attendee, but you are welcome to register after you talk has been accepted.

Vendor Presentations

For our purposes, a vendor is a sentiment software or annotation-service provider that sells directly into the space but not a company that offers a value-added application tool built on sentiment software/services, whether its own or a third party's. We will consider speaking proposals from vendor-affiliated researchers and technologists, but if your title includes "marketing," "sales," or "business development," this probably isn't the right speaking opportunity for you.

Symposium sponsors will have the opportunity to demo their wares in the exhibition area.

Thank you!