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Speaker FAQs

Presentation Submissions

Submissions for STAREAST 2014 are now closed. If you would like to create a submission for STARWEST 2014which will be located in Anaheim from October 12–17, 2014, the submission window will be open for proposals from December 8, 2013–February 23, 2014. Please go to the STARWEST conference submission page for more details.

Welcome STAREAST Speakers!

This page contains some helpful information for your speaking engagement with us.

Expectations and Benefits

The standard time slot for a concurrent session presentation at STAREAST is 60 minutes, including 10 minutes allotted for questions. We encourage technical papers (5-15 pages) to provide conference attendees with additional details, supporting material, and references.

A complimentary two-day conference registration is granted to each accepted speaker (a $1,995 value)—however, no honorarium is offered and no expenses are covered for accepted class/track speakers.

We are excited to have you with us at STAREAST! To help you prepare for your speaking engagement with us, here are the answers to some of the more important questions you might have. If you have a question that’s not on here, please refer to your speaker packet for complete details (or email your conference manager). We are here to help!

1. What is the due date for presentations for accepted speakers?

March 3, 2014

2. Do I need to make my own hotel arrangements?

Please make your reservation directly with the hotel, referring to STAREAST to obtain the conference rate. Rooms are limited! Please be sure to reserve your room early. Software Quality Engineering may not be able to assist you once the room block is sold out. Visit the Hotel & Travel page for more information.

3. Will there be internet in the meeting rooms?

No, there will not be internet in any of the meeting rooms.

4. How do I get conference brochures to pass out to my clients?

STAREAST brochures are digital and available for download here.

5. I’d like to help! How can I help get the word out about the conference?

- You can post information about the conference on your website. We can provide you with logos, banners, and anything else you may need.
- Blog about the conference and your presentation.
- Send an email out to your database. If you need help with verbiage or graphics, email the conference manager with your request.
- Friend us, and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter!

6. How do I get my book in the conference bookstore?

The conference manager will email a survey that can be faxed directly to BreakPoint Books and More.

7. As a speaker do I need to register for the conference?

No, as a speaker you are automatically registered for the two-day conference. If you are interested in attending tutorials, please check your speaker agreement for your eligibility on discounted rates.