Hints & Tips

Tips on how to get onto the agenda
Submission process
Key terms used by the User Group

Tips on how to get your paper selected

A strong title - A short, precise and memorable title is a good start.

Brevity – Use concise and exact use of words when submitting your paper. Ask yourself if you will be able to fit everything you mentioned in your paper into a 45/60 minute session slot.

Clarity - An abstract needs to succinctly explain what the presentation will cover. We have to know what the talk will address, what the attendees can expect to learn and what (if any) prior knowledge is required.

Personality - A lively and well-written abstract encourages the reader to believe that the actual presentation will be entertaining and worthwhile.

Wittiness - This helps, but not at the expense of clarity. It is more important that the title conveys accurately the matter of the presentation rather than makes us smile.

Avoid In-jokes and obscure jargon.

Numerous submissions – Avoid submitting over three papers per speaker.

Cross stream submissions – Submit papers across the different streams, you have a better chance of getting onto the agenda.

Client/Case studies – Any paper detailing how a client fixed or overcame a problem is a popular presentation choice for the User Group members.

Something different - If you would like to do something 'out of the box' then just let us know. We welcome new ideas which break the mould of the standard theatre style, powerpoint session so please contact jake@ukoug.org if you have some thing new to bring to this conference.

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Submission process

Speaker Application
Each speaker must register their individual details in order to submit a paper(s). If you have a colleague submitting papers on your behalf, it is advisable that they create a separate account for each main speaker (co-speakers will can be submitted at a later date).

Presentation titles
All abstracts/paper titles should have leading capitals (e.g. "Planning for Stability with Plan Stability" and NOT "Planning for stability with plan stability")

Presentation Abstract
This abstract will be initially seen by the individual UKOUG JD Edwards Conference & Exhibition 2015 judges who make up our Paper Selection Committee. Use this abstract to get your presentation idea across.

Please make sure that all content including product names and company names, are spelt correctly and used in the correct form (i.e. E-Business Suite not eBusiness-Suite etc.).

UKOUG does not take responsibility for misspelt words, however we do reserve the right to correct/amend any abstracts as necessary.


Presentation Formats

Knowledge Bite
Back for 2015 - these roundtable style sessions will be running 20 minute slots across a one hour period (3x 15 minute slots with a 5 minute interchange). You will give your session a total of 3 times in one slot, with delegates alternating between. Please note - these sessions are advised to not have a slidedeck.

Standard presentation
A 45 minute slot includes 30 minutes for presenting your topic and a 15 minute q & a session.

An interactive session (without audio visual equipment) where attendees sit around one or more round tables and the session is facilitated by a knowledgeable presenter on the topic.

Live Demos
A demonstration of a product or service, illustrating the abilities of the product in a live arena.

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Key terms used by the User Group

Agenda Planning day – This is the day where the agenda is selected for the conference by the Committee.

Community keynote – Usually presented by a known name, this high level session is relevant to each individual stream. 

Plenary Keynote – A main session by an important person in the industry. This session will be the only session running during this time as it will be relevant to all.

Paper Selection Committee – A group of volunteers have been asked to take the scores and comments from the online judging process and choose the presentations that will make up the agenda.

Session - Refers to a timed agenda item, whether it be a presentation, roundtable, masterclasses etc. There is no time limit on this, a session can run from 30 minutes to all day.

Knowledge Bite - A 20 minute punchy session with direct contact to an expert

Live Demo - Provides an example of a product

Roundtable - A discussion involving several people on equal standing

Traditional theatre style - A lecture style presentation with one speaker

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