One of the best ways you can differentiate yourself, advance your work, and further your career is to interact and share your work with a wider community of developers, engineers, and innovators. Presenting your work to others can bring a fresh perspective, open doors to new opportunities, expand your network, and be a fulfilling experience.
NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) brings together a global community of developers, researchers, engineers, and innovators. Together, you’ll discover the latest developer tools and share ideas on how AI, HPC, data science, graphics, and other technologies can change the way we work and live.
Have you done any work with our software, GPU, or DPU technology and are passionate about the many ways accelerated computing can change the world? Then, we invite you to submit a talk or poster and join us as a presenter at our next digital GTC in March.
Tips for Writing a Compelling Submission
Following are some suggestions on how to develop a submission that stands out and serves as the basis for a captivating presentation. You can also visit the GTC Call for Submissions page for a full list of topics and deadlines. Once your abstract and supporting materials are ready, you can start the submission process.
Follow your passion
When considering what to submit, make sure to select a topic that inspires you–something in which you truly believe. This will give you a great base to build your presentation. Your enthusiasm will shine through during the session, which will keep your audience engaged. Just make sure your passionate claims are backed up with solid proof and timely examples to give it more credence.
Tell a story and offer guidance
Weave a compelling story and people will not only want to come listen to your presentation, they’ll remember it. Start with the problem that you’re trying to solve, help your audience appreciate the gravity of that challenge, then guide them through your theory on the best way to solve it using GPUs, DPUs, or accelerated software technology. Data is powerful, but it can be overwhelming to some in large doses. So use analogies that your audience will relate to and underscore your main points with impactful data.
Determine your audience level and skip the jargon
Before developing your abstract, identify the audience that it’s best suited for, from beginner/mainstream to intermediate/slightly technical to advanced/highly technical. Selecting the right audience level will help you not only compile your abstract and presentation, but also determine the terminology and examples you should use to convey your point. In all cases, it’s best to limit your use of industry buzzwords, excessive acronyms, and overly complicated diagrams that look more like eye charts than flow charts.
Don’t try to boil the ocean
While there are likely a number of things that you’ll want to share throughout your presentation–particularly if it’s a sophisticated topic and one you’re passionate about–it’s best to pick 3-5 areas you feel will deliver the most impact for the audience. If you try to cover too much, chances are you’ll either confuse your audience, run out of time to cover everything, or both. Keeping it focused on a few key areas will also allow you time to elaborate on each in a way that’s memorable.
Stand apart and submit early
GTC receives hundreds of speaker and research proposals for each event. So before you submit, make sure your entry stands apart by making it catchy, informative, scannable, and credible. Give yourself plenty of time to draft, refine, revisit, and perhaps pass along your proposal to someone else who isn’t as close to the topic and can provide more objectivity. Then submit as early as possible. The final deadline for all GTC 2021 submissions is 17:00 PDT on Friday, December 4, 2020.
Contact us with any questions along the way.