Announcing the EclipseCon Audition Sessions

Community Bulletin

The Eclipse Foundation is pleased to announce the EclipseCon Audition Sessions, a chance for people interested in presenting at EclipseCon to try out their ideas with the program committee and community. Each year, hundreds of great session proposals are submitted to the EclipseCon Program Committee. Unfortunately, the conference never has enough space to accept all the proposals. This year we want to give you the opportunity to present a short version of your proposal to the program committee and community. This is your chance to audition for an EclipseCon speaking slot.

The auditions will be held using the Ignite format. Each speaker will have 5 minutes to present 20 slides, and the slides change automatically every 15 seconds. The audition sessions will occur on November 18 and be broadcast via a webinar. Your presentation should be a condensed version of your proposed content rather than background on the target audience or session goals. To apply for an audition you need to:
1. Submit an EclipseCon proposal
2. Send an e-mail to with your name and the link to your proposal

The deadline to apply for an audition is November 15, 2010 and your slides must be submitted by November 17, 2010. The winner of the EclipseCon Audition Sessions will receive a speaker slot at EclipseCon.

As a reminder, November 17, 2010 is the deadline to be considered for one of EclipseCon's top five early picks. The program committee will select 5 speakers from the proposals submitted before November 17. The final deadline for all submissions is November 30, 2010.

EclipseCon 2011 is March 21-24 in Santa Clara, California. Very early registration is now open and sponsorship packages are available.

Update from November 23: Congratulations to Frank Rimlinger, Practical Mathematical Proof of Correctness and Anthony Juckel, High Performance Tabular Databinding for winning the EclipseCon Audition Sessions!