Information for Speakers

Thanks for your interest in speaking at Columbus Web Analytics Wednesday!

Here’s the low-down on how the events work.

We usually meet at Rev1 (1275 Kinnear Rd., Columbus)  following this rough schedule:

6:30-7:00 – Food, drink, and general socializing.
7:00-7:10 – Opening remarks, organizational stuff.
7:10-8:00 – Talk, audience q & a.
8:00-8:30 – More social time, possible exhortations to take home food and/or drink.

Things are pretty informal, so that schedule may vary. Please try and show up by 6:30 so you have some time to make sure the A/V is working for you.

Rev1 has good A/V capabilities including a Macintosh at the podium, multiple types of display connectors for your own laptop, and available wifi.

Some talks will be live streamed to Facebook, if this is a problem for you please let us know in advance.

Attendance generally ranges from 30 to 80 people. The audience is a mix of analysts (digital, data, etc.), marketers, students, and others. The exact makeup will depend a lot on the description of your talk, so the more details you can provide for that the better the match for attendees will be!

Please provide us a short description and prospective title of your talk and anything you’d like us to say about you. A couple of paragraphs is enough.

Talks should:

  1. Be 30-40 minutes in length.
  2. Not be a sales pitch! Mentioning products and tools (even if they are yours) are fine, but try and keep it non-commercial.
  3. Provide the audience with something relevant to them, maybe even something practical they could implement.
  4. Be accessible to an audience of mixed levels of technical expertise. If you have a more technical talk, some limited sample code can be good, but not all attendees will follow it.

Web Analytics Wednesday is a welcoming and inclusive event, so please be mindful of the material you use or discuss. No sexual imagery, racism, sexism, exclusionary “jokes,” etc.  We expect speakers to follow our code of conduct the same as any other attendee or organizer.

If you’re unsure about the content of your talk — feel free to reach out beforehand to any of the organizers for feedback, we’ll be happy to help!