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Call for Proposals

Street Fight Summit West will explore the latest developments in hyperlocal content, commerce and technology:

  • How will content blend with commerce to take legacy news companies into the (profitable) digital age?
  • How will customer loyalty programs complement daily deals?
  • In a post-check-in world, are consumers really comfortable having their location tracked 24/7?
  • And, what new ideas in technology are emerging to provide solutions to these questions?
Street Fight welcomes great ideas and strong speakers for the SFSW program. Limited opportunities are available, and will be decided by April 30, 2012. Please complete the form below. Submission deadline is April 15, 2012. You will be notified if we have questions or if your proposal has been selected. You will not be notified if we did not accept the proposal, due to the high number of submissions. You are welcome to submit multiple ideas and speakers.
The primary opportunities to speak at SFSW include demos, pitches and big-idea talks.
Demos*: These five-minute presentations must be as visually compelling as they are engaging in the speaker’s narrative. Your demo should seek to wow the audience with a new idea, new type of product, new way of winning customers. And you must show proof of the success of your idea/product/strategy. Demos will be presented from your laptop to the stage screen(s). To be considered, describe the narrative arc of your presentation and the images or video that would accompany it. If you have done a similar presentation, please include a link to that video or slideshow.
Pitches: In a battle round, presenters will pitch their company or product to the audience and a winner will be selected. A winning pitch will be visually or narratively dynamic; the story behind the company or product unusual, counterintuitive, genius; and the audience must believe that your product or company will succeed over the others. To be considered, pitch your pitch to us.
Big-idea talks: Can you take to the stage and hold the audience with a 10-20 minute speech that is esoteric yet essential to the direction of the hyperlocal industry? Designed to impact the audience in the way of a TED talk, these big-idea talks will make the audience consider thoughtful new insights and view the industry in a way they hadn’t before. To be considered, write a summary and outline of the idea and talk, as well as links to video of previous speaking experience. Only experienced speakers will be considered for big-idea talks.
Depending on demand, demos may become sponsored slots, which may or may not be demos. Please indicate whether you would still want to be considered if these slots become paid opportunities. It will not affect your submission as a speaker, but the checked box allows us to identify those companies that would still want to be considered if these slots become paid and there are any remaining openings.

SPEAKER INFORMATION

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Company*

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Website*

SUBMITTER INFORMATION (if different from above)

Full Name*

Company*

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Which opportunity are you applying for? Check as many as apply, then complete the corresponding section below.
DemoPitchTalk

OPPORTUNITY: DEMO
Please complete all fields to be considered.

Product, idea or strategy to be demo'd.

Who is the target audience? Who will this appeal to most?

What are the key takeaways for the audience?

Describe demo presentation (see above for more details)

Links to video of previous demos and presentations that demonstrate the character of the proposed demo.

Previous speaking experience

OPPORTUNITY: PITCH
Please complete all fields to be considered.

What is being pitched?

Who is the target audience? Who will this appeal to most?

What are the key takeaways for the audience?

Describe pitch presentation (see above for more details)

Links to video of previous demos and presentations that demonstrate the character of the proposed pitch.

Previous speaking experience

OPPORTUNITY: BIG-IDEA TALK
Please complete all fields to be considered.

Topic of talk.

Who is the target audience? Who will this appeal to most?

What are the key takeaways for the audience?

Describe talk (see above for more details)

Links to video of previous demos and presentations that demonstrate the ability to hold the stage for a TED-like talk.

Previous speaking experience

Please check this box if you are interested in being contacted about paid presentations if/when any of these opportunities become replaced by paid opportunities.